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.
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.'”
Source: The Weekly Blitz, Islamic Leader Threatens Waging of Jihad.