Nichole Hungerford

Why Stop at a Muslim Gay Bar, Greg Gutfeld? 4 More Things to Consider Building Next to the Ground Zero Victory Mosque

Posted on August 20 2010 8:00 am

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All in the interest of tolerance and community integration, of course.

Greg Gutfeld created quite a stir when he suggested building a bar catered to gay Muslim men next to the proposed Cordoba House (read: 9/11 victory mosque). But why? The simple answer seems to be that criticizing Islam in the first place is incredibly taboo. But more paradoxically, criticizing Islam in a way that legitimately shows its intolerance and barbarous abuse of human rights around the world, is even more off-limits. In rejection of this mentality, here are 4 more operations we might want to consider building next to the Ground Zero mosque, for the sake of making Islamism a more tolerant, humanistic enterprise…

#1 “The Aisha House,” aka Child Protective Services

A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old,and he was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old. (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3311)

In many countries in the “Muslim World,” the practice of child marriage is unconscionably widespread. In Yemen alone, well over one quarter of all marriages are with children, almost exclusively females (under the age of 15). Yet in these countries, who do you suppose fights the establishment of laws that would abolish this repulsive tradition? The Muslim clergy, of course. In fact, as the Associated Press reported:

Some of Yemen’s most influential Islamic leaders…have declared supporters of a ban on child brides to be apostates.

With the Koran being so crystal clear about Muhammad’s exploits, and since he is the Islamic paragon, it is no surprise that Muslim clerics would deem supporters of these laws “apostates” of Islam. Forbidding the forced marriages of children to old lechers — what blasphemy!

I can only guess that some of the readers here are no doubt thinking that although this practice seems standard for a third world country like Yemen, it couldn’t possibly reach the enlightened world. If only that were true. In Canada, for instance, not only are child brides on the rise, but the Canadian government claims “there’s little they can do.” Via the Toronto Sun:

Federal immigration officials say there’s little they can do to stop “child brides” from being sponsored into Canada by much older husbands who wed them in arranged marriages abroad.

Top immigration officials in Canada and Pakistan say all they can do is reject the sponsorships of husbands trying to bring their child-brides to Canada. The men have to reapply when the bride turns 16. The marriages are permitted under Sharia Law.

Muslim men, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents return to their homeland to wed a “child bride” in an arranged marriage in which a dowry is given to the girl’s parents. Officials said some of the brides can be 14 years old or younger and are “forced” to marry. The practice occurs in a host of countries including: Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Lebanon.

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