A viral video making its rounds on Facebook shows a Muslim woman admitting the religion’s prophet Muhammad was a pedophile but going on to state there’s nothing wrong with that, citing the Quran.
According to Jookos News, the page that uploaded the video, the woman in the clip is a Canadian Muslim scholar.
In the clip, the woman opens by asking, “is it true that the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, married a nine year old girl?”
She goes on to state that there is pressure on Muslims to address this issue, for which she claims there are reports supporting both sides of the argument.
However, she continues, “while evidence put forward to support the position that [Muhammad’s child bride] may have been older when she married may deserve attention, there is no documented report stating that she was older.”
“But, there are reports — authentic [documents] that do clearly state that she was six or seven years old when she married and nine years old when she consummated the marriage.”
The scholar goes on to state that the marriage was not wrong.
See her justification — including quotes from the Quran — below.
Subsequently, a number of people have commented on that video with derision.
Jookos News, Facebook