Big Rob wrote:
Whcih country has 'Paedo Laws'?
I think they are referring to the age of consent, to consummate marriage, laws in the Arabian peninsula countries.
Admittedly, some of the cases to come out of there are horrifying but they are not indicative of the entire muslim world.
It is also wise to note that christian Britain, in times past, had very ropey age of consent laws.
Indeed. Up until the 1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act, the age of consent was 13. I'm sure in the 12/13th century the age of consent was far lower, like many countries at the time. In Algeria, Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan, Malaysia, and Morocco, the legal age a female can marry is 18, and in Tunisia, it’s 20. Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan decree sex outside marriage illegal and the age limit is 18 for men and 16 for women. However, whilst laws are in place, it can't always be enforced in rural and tribal parts since traditions and customs out weigh the law. In countries like Yemen and Saudi Arabia, whilst child marriages do happen, there needs to be a clear discintion between marriage and sex. Underage sex is forbidden.
Yet, if the EDL knew anything, the highest place for child marriage is India.
A Unicef report says 47 percent of married women in India wed before age 18. Unicef also says 40 percent of the world’s child marriages take place in India.http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012 ... -case?lite
Child marriages happen all over the world, they are more popular in South America than the Middle Easthttp://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.co ... iage-3.gif
In Jewish law, it's permissible to marry at 13, why don't the EDL protest the numbers of paedophiles in the Catholic Church?
Little factoid from last night's QI.
A: Vatican City.
Apparently 12 was the age of consent for the whole of Italy until the 1920s when it was raised to 16, but Vatican City never got around to it. And that's the ONLY reason d'you hear? They just haven't got round to it yet (for 90 years). They just keep forgetting, which is perfectly understandable and NOT an excuse for any puerile jokes. OK?
So I expect to see the EDL protesting outside Mass on Sunday singing "Moses was a paedo"