hi no Muhammad was not a child molester , it was not in 800 AD it was in the early 600s AD. At the time it was accepted for young girls to marry as
soon as they hit puppetry. Also it was accepted that people got married at a young age, it was a social contract a form of welfare benefit, without
it girls could of died. In Syria now women as young as 13 are getting married due to the civil war. It is not wide spread and the age of consent is
17 years old, but one cannot judge a society by western standards let alone something that happened over one thousand and five hundred and odd years
ago. The who society accepted it then and it was common in Europe.
Do not forget there was no medical service like we have today, no social services, no government, police or education system, sure there was some form
of social protection but this was done a tribe basis and if you were kicked out of your tribe that it your fair game to any one, that means you could
of been killed and it would of been lawful. Life was dam hard then and if you did not grow fast, you would be in big danger and you needed to be aware
of what is going from a young age. People matured faster, they had to. To use it is inconceivable that they married off 12 year old to 50 year old
me, but that was the norm, nothing pedo in it. Why did they do that? One the guy has live a long life this shows he has strength resilience, to live
that long he was have accrued wealth ( the poor die quick), in other words he had the means to look after her etc, this is no small thing as having a
wife is expensive and in them days money or food was not like today, too get it you have either kill it or pay for it, no supermarkets then .
Children brides are rare in the Muslim world, but it happens but in those societies they have a different view on what is a child and what is not.
These societies are not stupid they know sex with a child can damage them so, they make sure the person being married is not having sex until the
time is right etc. ie they stay with parents till the right age. However war comes into play and instability things slip and people have to marry off
Guys you need to study history and its methodology, Muhammad did what he did a very very very long time ago, just look how much society has changed
in the last 25 years let lone one hundred. I will tell you straight there is film threads about the destruction of Britain by nuclear war, it put
the country beyond the stone age, this means things would revert back to a time poorer than Muhammad's period and girls would be marrying off as
soon as they hit puberty because fathers and mothers would not be able to feed the, assuming their would be a society but the movie said it would
continue but in a much reduce state, but i hope you get my point. All the concerns you have, are modern constructs made on the soft sofa of western
civilisation, poorer societies do not have these luxuries.
In other words you cannot judge a different society, from a different historical period by your own civilisation views, and you cannot judge another
society by them same values today.
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