The age SIX is significant in that it was the age that Mohamed (the founder of Islam) "married" his "wife" Aisha. He simulated sex between Aisha's legs in the Islamic act known as "thighing" until she was 9 and then had full-blown vaginal sex with her. Muslims have an obligation to do as Mohamed did.
The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini specifically mentions this Sunnah in the book Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini: Political, Philosophical, Social, & Religious (Bantam Books:1985 ISBN-10: 0553140329) as follows:
"Thighing is a means for an adult male to enjoy a young girl who is still in the age of weaning; meaning to place his penis between her thighs, and to kiss her"
The Ayatollah also refers to further Sunnah authority for pedophila in his book Tahrirolvasyleh (Fourth Edition, Darol Elm, Qom) as follows:
"A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, while other sexual acts such as foreplay, rubbing, and kissing are allowed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man's four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl's sister."
There is, therefore, absolutely no room for convicting al-Sheikh Ali Rasheed of Goidhoo Island under Islamic Shariah law. What he did was well within the limits permitted in Shariah.
That was why he was released from detention and allowed to return to the community where he had molested many young girls in his Islamic temple (mosque).
According to a newspaper article, linked below, the Sheikh has NOT been keeping a low profile since his return. Of course not! Why should he? He has nothing to be ashamed of as he had only been discharging a holy Islamic Sunnah of the prophet Mohamed (peace and blessings of Allah are supposed to be upon him). So stuff the sentiments of those impertinent girls and their mothers who were brainwashed by Western propoganda to complain about the good Sheikh.
(see article in Minivan News)