Friday, December 23, 2011
Auster's Islamo-illiteracy, again.
I've written about certain important lacunae in Auster's Islamo-literacy before -- as in my notice last April, Lawrence Auster's Islamo-illiteracy, concerning his apparent gullibility about Sufism being more benign than other forms of Islam.
Today, I note a much easier and more elementary gap in his knowledge. He writes in an essay on his blog today:
...it is simply inevitable that modern people will object to the fact that this man--whose behavior is the model for all Muslims--married a nine year old girl, and it is inevitable that they will express their objections. [bold emphasis added]
Where's that obnoxiously blaring buzzer sound they use in game shows to show that a contestant is wrong when you need one?
From volume 5, book 58, number 236 of the hadiths collected by Bukhari, the most authoritative collection in all of Sunni Islam (and respected by the Shia as well):
"...he [Mohammed] married 'Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed [sic; meaning "consummated"] that marriage when she was nine years old.
Incidentally, this report is repeated numerous times in Bukhari, as well as in another very authoritative collection, that of a Muslim named "Muslim".
Meanwhile, other hadiths further flesh out the repellant perversion of Mohammed with regard to Aisha, as for example volume 1, book 4, numbers 229-233:
Aisha had to wash and scrape the semen stains off the Prophet's clothes before he went to prayers...
It is not clear from the surrounding text whether Aisha was 9 at the time she was dutifully scrubbing Mohammed's cum off his garments, or whether she was 10, 11, 12; or 8 or 7 or even 6. Does it really matter? On this basis alone, all Muslims are damned (whether or not they choose to try sophistically -- though far less cannily than B'rer Rabbit -- to wiggle out of the sticky tar of Bukhari).