In 2012, a story went viral concerning nine male Muslim refugees (aged 24 and 59 who notoriously gang-raped several young British girls as young as 13. Eight of the nine perpetrators are Pakistani, a country wherein 70% or more of the population is the product of incest. The nine men were sentenced to 77 years in prison for “convicted of rape, aiding and abetting rape, conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, sexual assault and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.”

This, of course, led to an increased concern regarding the ethical parameters of Islamic practice and theology. Some on the far-left of the political spectrum came running to defend the Muslim rapists, arguing that their persecutors were simply “far-right activists” or “”Islamophobic.”

But the actions committed by the Muslim men were not the actions of “lone wolves,” nor are the entirely divorced from an incredibly immoral Islamic culture. In 2016, an anti-pedophilia bill was rejected by the country of Pakistan on the basis of being “anti-Islamic.” Pakistan, a country where the population is approximately 96% Muslim, has recognized that anti-pedophilia sentiment is intrinsically at odds with its religion and socio-political ethics.  

Nonetheless, it is important to remember that it is not Islamophobic to be distasteful towards Islam, as a “phobia” indicates fear. And nobody is really afraid of Islam, especially not those in the far-right. It is not fear that many feel in the face of Islam – it is detestation. Not out of a trembling uncomfortable reaction to a shockingly different culture, but out of a recognition of Islam’s morally reprehensible nature, a tenant of which is rampant pedophilia. To address the issue of pedophilia in Islam, one must first go to the foundation of the religion itself: that is, the pedophiliac practices and teachings of Muhammed himself as recorded in the Qur’an.

First, to define terms, let us understand what is meant by the word “pedophile.” The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders mandates three requirements for a subject to be rightly labeled as a pedophile.

A. Over a period of at least six months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children (generally age 13 years or younger).

B. The person has acted on these sexual urges, or the sexual urges or fantasies caused marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.

C. The person is at least age 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in Criterion A.

The short version: a pedophile is an adult who possesses ongoing urges or behaviors involving prepubescent children. Does the holy prophet of Allah meet these standards? Let’s see.

According to the Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī,  one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six books containing authoritative hadiths) of Sunni Islam, Aisha was a young girl, approximately six or seven years of age.

When Muhammed departed for Medina,

“He stayed there for two years or so and then he married ‘Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old,” (Sahih Bukhari 63:122).

Muhammed, an adult man, clearly engaged in ongoing romantic behavior involving a prepubescent girl, marrying her when she was only six years old and proceeding to “consume” the marriage when she was nine. To consume, of course, means to deflower.

Today, Google indicates that Pakistan is the country with most pedophile internet-users, with Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal following close behind with Google searches such as “sexy child,” “sex children, “man boy sex,” “man girl sex,” and “boy rape.” The moral depravity of majority Muslim country is blatantly obvious from mere Google searches. The following chart represents certain pedophiliac search phrases by placement per country:

Pakistan, now acknowledged by Google search trends as the world’s most pedophiliac country, is home to approximately 1.5 million street children. Sources estimate that 90% of Pakistani children have been sexually abused, usually offering sexual services in exchange for money.

13-year-old Naeem is one of these street children, having run away from home at the age of 8 due to an abusive family structure.

“I was lying here sleeping and four people grabbed me and threw me into a car,” Naeem reports, “One was a bus driver, the others were heroin addicts. All four of them raped me.”

Islamic society dictates that there is nothing wrong with pedophilia, and child rape is evidently a common phenomenon that occurs in historically Islamic civilizations. Although Pakistani refugees only make up a small minority of the recent immigration influx in Europe, they personify the concerns that anti-immigration ideologues have been proportion for years, i.e., Islam has no place in Western civilization.