Is it Wrong or Offensive to Call Mohammed a Pedophile and Married Children?

Last Updated on January 19, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • Mohammed was having sex with Ayesha when she was nine years old.
  • Is this something that should be hidden or pointed out?

Introduction

Mohammed was over 53 when he married a six-year-old Ayesha. The vast majority of Muslims somehow ignore this fact — and it is somehow accepted by an enormous number of Muslims and considered perfectly normal.

In this video, David Wood covers what Muslims say about child marriage. 

The Islamic Prophet points out the irrefutable evidence of Mohammed’s pedophilia.

In this video, the Apostate Prophet, at the 8:40 mark, covers how Muslims today support marriage at puberty. According to the NHS, puberty occurs in women from 8 years of age to 14 years of age. It seems absurd that Muslims would think that 8, 9, 10, or 11-year-old girls can be married, and these girls would not be married to boys of the same age, which means marriage to older men, which is by definition, pedophilia. 

Stating That Mohammed Was a Pedophile Is Not Protected Speech According to the European Court of Human Rights

Even though it is in the Koran that Mohammed did these things, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that saying Mohammed was a pedophile is not protected speech. This is explained in the following quotation.

However, it found that the woman’s comments were not objective, failed to provide historical background and had no intention of promoting public debate.

The applicant’s comments “could only be understood as having been aimed at demonstrating that Muhammad was not worthy of worship,” the court said, adding that the statements were not based on facts and were intended to denigrate Islam. – DW

It is an indisputable fact that Mohammed was a pedophile. It is unclear how the comment is not objective, as we call a person who has sex with a 9-year-old. What historical background could be included that would change that fact is confusing? It turns out that the defense by Muslims is that other people in Arabia also married girls of Aisha’s age and raped them. So while this is a meaningful context, it simply means that all of these men were pedophiles. There were other pedophiles in Arabia does not mean Mohammed was not. And some context that makes the marriage and rape of Aisha even more detestable. That context is that Aisha was the daughter of Mohammed’s friend Abu Bakr. This is explained in the following quotation.

After having this dream about Aisha, Muhammad proceeded to ask her father Abu Bakr for her hand in marriage. Abu Bakr understandably objected at first, but Muhammad was able to persuade him to agree. Aisha was later taken to Muhammad’s house:

The Prophet (may the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) asked Abu Bakr for Aisha’s hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said: “But I am your brother.” The Prophet (may the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “You are my brother in Allah’s religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry.” – Answering Islam (David Wood)

So it was not just any girl, but the daughter of one of his best friends. Imagine doing that to a friend of yours. You approach that friend and say.

I want to marry your 6-year-old daughter.

And another context supports the fact that while Mohammed was a serial rapist, he was not a serial pedophile.

..it must be noted that, if Muhammad had truly been obsessed with young girls, he could have taken many others as his wives. Muhammad eventually held complete power in Medina and later in Mecca, yet he didn’t build himself a harem of young girls. Since there isn’t enough evidence to support the charge that Muhammad had a perverted obsession with prepubescent girls, critics should be careful when making such a claim. – Answering Islam (David Wood)

It only takes having sex with an underage person one time to be classified as a pedophile. However, Mohammed was not a serial pedophile.

Mohammed Cannot Be Called a Pedophile Because He Married Aisha?

One of the statements of the ECHR is that one must distinguish between child marriage and pedophilia. This means that pedophilia is not pedophilia if the man marries the underage woman. The ECHR may not be aware of this, but in Islamic societies, one of the ways that rapists escape prosecution is by marrying their victims. Furthermore, the ECHR has changed the definition of pedophilia. Pedophilia is what happens when child marriage occurs. Does the ECHR really want to be in the position of endorsing child marriage? Because that is how this judgment could be interpreted. Muslims can now say the following.

According to the ECHR, it’s not pedophilia if it’s child marriage.

Let us see the immediate problem the ECHR’s judgment brings.

Rape is a very serious problem in Ethiopia, and the country is infamous for the practice of marriage by abduction, with the prevalence of this practice in Ethiopia being one of the highest in the world. In many parts of Ethiopia, it is common for a man, working in co-ordination with his friends, to kidnap a girl or woman, sometimes using a horse to ease the escape. The abductor will then hide his intended bride and rape her until she becomes pregnant. As the father of the woman’s child, the man can claim her as his wife. Subsequently, the kidnapper may try to negotiate a bride price with the village elders to legitimize the marriage. Girls as young as eleven years old are reported to have been kidnapped for the purpose of marriage. – Wikipedia

The ECHR’s judgment can be used to justify this behavior by stating that one should not confuse pedophilia with child marriage.

One wonders what else is not protected speech according to the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Is it not protected speech from using any quote in the Koran to critique Islam?
  • Does a person have to be a serial pedophile to be called a pedophile?

Muslims and the ECHR receive our Golden Pinocchio Award for lying and deliberately misleading western audiences about Mohammed not being a pedophile. There is no other word for sexual relations between a 56-year-old man and a 9-year-old girl. 

Conclusion

Mohammed did marry and have a sexual relationship with a child.

That is called pedophilia.

Muslims (and the ECHR) claim that Mohammed was not a pedophile illustrates that Muslims (and the ECHR) are willing to tell any lie to trick western audiences. The claim by the European Court that the right to state that Mohammed was a pedophile is not protected speech is as illogical and dishonest as Muslims who lie to non-Muslims that he was not a pedophile.

Furthermore, Mohammed was not only a rapist to his 9-year-old wife Aisha, and he raped enslaved Africans. Mohammed may not have been a serial pedophile, but he was a serial rapist, and even worse, he codified rape as part of the military recruitment strategy of Islam. Mohammed’s very strongly supports rape under several circumstances, is why rape has been such a constant feature of Islam for 1400 years, as I cover in the article How Islam Constantly Endorses and Enables Rape and Rapists