We based our judicial system on Sharia Law.
The "Ghazi" who metes out the sentence is educated in Islamic Law.And what is the result?Police Sergeant Shiyam says - "We present the alleged abuser to court and it's the court that decides whether we can detain them or set them free.Abdullah Mohamed, chief judge at criminal court says when it comes to girls, puberty is a significant factor as according to Sharia law, she will be considered an adult.
What do you expect from a cult whose founder Mohammed at age 54 took a 6 yr old as his "wife" ?
Sheik BA Naseem and other Islamic Scholars are openly condemning a minimum age of marriage!
Don't tell me this religious view has nothing to do with the lenient pass that pedophiles are getting.
So what happens?So what happens is Naseem So is enjoying a stiff woodie in a classroom filled with children. Ghazis educated in Islamic jurisprudence set him free.
The President who presided over this 30 year horrendous miscarriage of justice regarding the protection of the children is a great Islamic luminary educated at Al-Azhar University. And where is the Education Minister the Honorable Zahir Hussein Al-Azharee who presided over cover-up attempts of NaseemSo? Another Islamic Scholar?
Islam has not provided the moral compass and the penal system necessary to protect our children.The answer is not in these pages.
Maldivians who are still capable of exercising their buddhi must do so and speak out. The answer to protecting our chilren is not in Islam or Islamic scholars. Islamic education has clearly failed to do so.
Muslims will once again say "When we practice true Islam that will not happen". I am not waiting for more Maldivians to go to Pakistan, Egypt and Mecca to bring back true Islam. That line is a Utopian pipe dream that maintains a healthy job market for "Islamic Scholars".