Beheading. Rape a 12 year old girl. And WE are the barbarians.
The story comes from The Sydney Morning Herald via The Religion of Peace.
P.s. Perhaps the guy's defense in court will be that she was a full 3 years older than Aisha.
Child rape case sparks outrage in Malaysia
A 40 year-old Muslim man charged with raping a 12 year-old girl and marrying her in Malaysia says he sees nothing wrong with his actions under sharia or Islamic law.
"There are many cases of men marrying underage girls," restaurant owner Ruduan Masmud told reporters.
"I do not see how my case can be any different," adding it was "suka sama suka" or mutual consent acceptable under sharia law.
In a case that has outraged rights activists Mr Masmud, a father of four from his first wife, allegedly raped the girl inside a car parked by a road in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Borneo state of Sabah, on February 16.
But on April 18 the girl withdrew her accusation against the man in a police report and said they are in the process of him taking her as his second wife.
In subsequent court hearing prosecutors did not object to the case being withdrawn but said the man needed to settle the matter under sharia law.
The girl's father said Mr Masmud paid the family 5000 Malayasian ringgits ($1,708) in compensation and said he accepted the marriage.
"It is best for her that they get married. What else can I do?" he said.
Mr Masmud said he plans for the girl to finish her studies and then "take up a cosmetics course with his first wife."
After reports of the marriage emerged Sabah's minister for community and consumer affairs Datuk Jainab Ahmad said her ministry was questioning the validity of the marriage.
"As a mother, I am still puzzled: how could the father of the girl allow his daughter to be married to the man who had raped her?" she said.
"The girl was only 12 years and six months. I believe the victim is in a trauma. She should be protected instead of marrying the man who raped her."
The Child Rights Coalition Malaysia (CRCM), a group comprising seven child-related non-government-organisations, slammed the Sabah court for ruling in favour of the child marriage.
"It is unfortunate that marriage is seen as a solution for addressing the growing societal issue of rape," the coalition said in a statement.
"We strongly feel that the verdict may lead to more societal issues such as early marriage, teenage pregnancy and broken families rather than preventing such issues from happening in the future," it said.
"We also would like to assert our view that the child's
willingness (to marry) could arise from coercion, innocence or even threat which in all ways will impede the safety and positive well-being of the child."
The coalition is appealing to both the Sabah public prosecutor and Sabah's sharia court to reconsider the marriage application and decision to withdraw the rape allegation.
Sharia courts in Malaysia hear disputes among Muslims under a unique dual system that provides for justice under secular criminal and civil laws as well as sharia laws.