"Our mothers and before them, our grandmothers, married when they were barely 12."The mufti goes on to say that a good upbringing will make girls this young able to carry out their marital duties (including sex of course), and that those who advocate laws against forced marriages of teen and preteen girls are following a "bad path."
Even more horrifying is that the mufti's comments were in response to a court decision that turned down an 8-year-old girl's request for a divorce from her 50-year-old husband. The case was brought by the girl's mother, but the court ruled that the mother had no standing in the case. The court instructed the girl to re-file the case when the she reaches puberty – she's old enough for marriage and rape, but not for divorce. Astonishing.