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Old 08-13-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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Just give it to me straight

 
Old 08-13-2015, 09:41 PM
 
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Well, what we know is that Muhammed married a little 6 year old child and started having sex with her when he was 53 years old and she was 9 years old. A 4th grader.

He also had sex with a lot of grown women (many wives and slaves/captive women). But that doesn't mean he was not a pedophile. My opinion is that he was a pedophile, based on my work with abused children, so I am a bit emotional about it after seeing children ripped up. I cannot imagine a 53 year old man wanting to have sex with a 9 year old child and hurting that child. Also, from what I have read Aisha had not even had her first period, but I don't think that matters. She was a child that was too young to give informed consent. I am sure Muhammed raped her. Look at a 9 year old child and try to imagine her giving consent for a 53 year old man to have sex with her. Aisha was swinging with playmates and playing with dolls.

Here is an article that does it's best to say Muhammed was not a pedophile, but gives some good food for thought:
David Wood: Was Muhammad a Pedophile?
 
Old 08-14-2015, 02:03 AM
 
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Re all psychiatric problems with the DSM-V, one will note from various reports they normally represent a small percentile of the population.
For example it is commonly reported about 1% of any large population are psychopaths of various degrees.

Pedophilia is one such psychiatric problem listed in the DSM-V.
It is estimated,
Pedophiles are perhaps 3 percent of the population and at least 90 percent are men. Sexually abusive behavior may be linked to testosterone.
More Characteristics of Sexual Offenders: Pedophiles, Non-Pedophiles, Juveniles | JCCF

Psychiatric problems are due to abnormal wirings in the brain.
Therefore a person will like be a pedophile if s/he has 'pedophiliac' circuits in the brain.
Note the connectivity do comes in degrees.

If a person do NOT have any 'pedophiliac' circuits in the brain, they will not be a pedophile, unless they are forced into it. The non-pedophile will be VERY averse to having sex with children especially when the normal human has a default neural program to care and have empathy for children.

A pedophile will view every child as a sexual object to satisfy their lust rather than as children to be cared for or not to be harmed.

The point is, if one is a prophet of God and proclaimed by God to be an exemplar for all mankind to follow, and if such a person do not have 'pedophiliac' circuits in the brain of any degrees, it is only natural and spontaneous that such a person will NEVER ever think of marrying a small child of 6 and consummate it at 9.

If such a person do not have 'pedophiliac' circuits in the brain, but due to cultural circumstance is recommended a child for marriage, such a prophet will have enough influence to convince others not to go ahead with it.

OP: Was Muhammad a pedophile?
No straight answer for me, but hopefully one can infer from the above.
 
Old 08-14-2015, 04:27 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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To start a thread with such an inflammatory question while offering no reasons or discussion is nothing more that trolling and does absolutely nothing to further anybody's knowledge of Islam.
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