Excerpt, from TheWeeklyBlitz.com "Islamist leader threatens of waging Jihad" April 20:
Notorious pro-Taliban Islamist clergy in Bangladesh, Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini has threatened to wage jihad in the country if the government will pass any law banning child marriage.In the name of Allah "Fire will burn your chair"
He said, two hundred thousand Jihadists of his group are ready to 'sacrifice' lives if any such law, which goes against "Koran and Sunnah" will be passed by the current government in the country.
Mufti Amini said, "Banning child marriage will cause challenging the marriage of the holy prophet of Islam, who also married minor Ayesha, when she was just eight years old".
He said, "The new law initiated by the current government will put the moral character of the prophet into controversy and challenge."
Fazlul Haque Amini further said, "Islam permits child marriage and it will not be tolerated if any ruler will ever try to touch this issue in the name of giving more rights to women."
Background from bdnew24.com:
Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini has alleged that the government is trying to banish Qur'an from the country by implementing the proposed National Women Development Policy 2011.Photo of Palestinian girls in arranged marriages. H/t Weasel Z...
Apparently pointing his finger to prime minister Sheikh Hasina, he said, "The fire you've created by the women development policy will burn your chair."
He was speaking at the National Ulama Mashayekh Council at National Press Club on Wednesday.