For days, the country has been hot due to the Senate’s plan to legalize Child Brides; millions of Nigerians showed their displeasure on social media and even went as far as setting up centers all over the country encouraging everyone to show up append their signatures to a petition needed to counter the move.
And like all trending issues, sides were taken with our Muslim brothers and sisters being on the defensive. The general consensus has been that the idea of Child Brides is being championed by Northern Senators who are basing their position on the tenets of Islam. Does Islam really encourage the notion of Child Brides?
I read an article supposedly written by an Islamic scholar who maintained that Prophet never married an under aged girl but rather the narrator distorted the story. Was the narrator right or wrong? Was the information distorted? Click here to read what he has to say and draw your own conclusions.
Also note that like all religions, people tend to interpret it the way it suits their purposes, it’s not just about Islam, it cuts across religions. I’ve always stressed on this blog that people make subjective interpretations of holy books.
Like Aids, Pedophilia no dey show for face, you can never detect who is, it has no particular religion but rather has a common creed which in my opinion translates to “ small ones are more juicy” and it boils down to personal preference. Just like you and I have a preference when it comes to the opposite sex, pedophiles have their preference too and it’s just unfortunate that they can actually hide behind a religion to get what they want and believe me these crop of people do not speak the minds of most northerners, I believe there are northerners who would frown against this act. Would they speak up? I honestly don’t know.
We have 34 senators who voted “Aye”? How many voted “Nay”? How many sat on the fence? Should anyone be even sitting on the fence on this crucial matter? Are these the same crop of people who fought against homosexuality? What has changed since then? Is there a huge gap between Paedophila and homosexuality?
If you ask me, the #ChildNotBride movement is a class action against a group of people who like I said earlier are hiding behind religion to do what they like.
An underaged girl is like an unripe orange or immature wine, it has not grown to its full potential and nutritive value and only a mentally ill person would prefer that over an extra matured wine. Everyone knows the joy of having an extra matured woman and to stress how much she's appreciated, the Yorubas call her “Obirin Agbalagba” while the Igbos call her “ Nwa Agbogho Kajara-Akaja and if someone would actually choose an underaged over her, then you do the math and tell me if something is not wrong here.