Day: August 16, 2016

Radical UK Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary guilty of inviting support for Islamic State

Reuters, by Michael Holden, Aug. 16, 2016: Anjem Choudary, Britain’s most high-profile Islamist preacher whose followers have been linked to numerous plots across the world, has been found gu…

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court Strikes Down Law Making Sex With Girls Under 15 Sexual Abuse — JONATHAN TURLEY

Like many Muslim countries, Turkey has a long and troubling history of child brides and arranged marriages. Some Islamic clerics have maintained that there can be no age limitation on child brides. They often note that Muhammad married Aisha when she was seven and consummated the marriage at nine years old.Just as Pakistan recently struck […]

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court Strikes Down Law Making Sex With Girls Under 15 Sexual Abuse

JONATHAN TURLEY

150px-muslim_woman_in_yemenLike many Muslim countries, Turkey has a long and troubling history of child brides and arranged marriages. Some Islamic clerics have maintained that there can be no age limitation on child brides. They often note that Muhammad married Aisha when she was seven and consummated the marriage at nine years old.Just as Pakistan recently struck down its protection for girls from such abuse, the Turkish Constitutional Court has ruled annulled a provision that punishes all sexual acts against children under the age of 15 as “sexual abuse.” It is a major set back for girls and women in Turkey and another example of how the Islamic fundamentalists have taken over this once secular country under the authoritarian rule of our ally Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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