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It takes a nation to protect the nation

Nigerian senator: "History tells us that Prophet Muhammad did marry a young girl as well. Therefore I have not contravened any law."

"He denied breaking the law but said he would not respect any law that contradicted his religious beliefs."

Again, there is an obvious conflict of interest in his being involved in the governance of Nigeria as a whole. "Nigerian senator Sani denies marrying girl of 13," from BBC News, April 28:

A Nigerian senator accused of marrying a 13-year-old Egyptian girl says he has done nothing wrong.
Ahmad Sani Yerima, 49, told the BBC that his fourth wife was not 13, but would not say how old she was.
He denied breaking the law but said he would not respect any law that contradicted his religious beliefs.
The Nigerian senate ordered an investigation after complaints from women's groups but the senator said he did not care what the groups thought.
Mr Sani was the governor of Zamfara state, where he oversaw the introduction of Sharia law - for the first time in a northern state - in 1999.
He said he felt it was this that was behind the uproar over his marriage.
"I consider all those complaining about this issue as detractors, because since 1999... many people have been waging different kind of wars against me," he told the BBC's Hausa Service by telephone from Egypt.
The senator said he had followed "standard rules for marriage in Islam".
"I don't care about the issue of age since I have not violated any rule as far as Islam is concerned," he said.
"History tells us that Prophet Muhammad did marry a young girl as well. Therefore I have not contravened any law. Even if she is 13 as it is being falsely peddled around.

Is Ahmad Sani Yerima an Islamophobe?

"If I state the age, they will still use it to smear Islam," he said. [...]
The women's groups want Mr Sani to be taken to court, to face a fine and a jail sentence.
They say he has contravened the Child Rights Act of 2003 which, although not ratified by all Nigeria's 36 states, is law in the capital where he lives and his marriage is believed to have taken place.
"As a Muslim as I always say I consider God's law and that of his prophet above any other law," Mr Sani said.
"I will not respect any law that contradicts that and whoever wants to sanction me for that is free to do that."

Ok then, let's do that.


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Oh come on all you women's libbers! What is wrong with a pubescent girl marrying this lovely 49 year old man?

(Note: I said 'lovely man' so I can't be being Islamophobic here).
What we need is some piece of worthless human garbage like Germaine Greer to come and burn her bra - standing up for women's rights with such bravery!


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