Those signed onto Gods Twitter account or Facebook page, who actually receive messages from Him, all understand one of the problems associated with living in Western society. Western legal systems are based on secularity, something Fred Nile and other bigots have long decried. Lawyers seldom attempt the ‘God made me do it’ defense, other than when angling for an insanity verdict.
Regrettably when it comes to laws designed to stifle opinion that ‘may offend’ some people, Islam somehow manages to squeeze into the ethnic aspect of them, which is nonsense. Islam is a religion, not an ethnic group, therefore criticism of it is the same as criticism of any other and is not racism, or hate speech.
Now a complaint of hate speech has been made against a radio presenter for mentioning things that are in the Koran:
THE radio presenter Michael Smith is being investigated by the media watchdog over his assertion that the prophet Muhammad ''married a nine-year-old and consummated it when she was 11.”There is actually a factual inaccuracy in the statement made by Smith; It is fairly well known that the marriage took place when Aisha was six years old, and consummated when she was nine. What’s more it is in the written record, as pointed out by Andrew Bolt:
The Australian Communications and Media Authority confirmed in a letter dated July 21 that it was investigating the remarks by the 2UE afternoon host.
Adem Cetinay, a Muslim from Bossley Park, complained that Mr. Smith was inciting hatred against Muslims through his July 5 broadcast.
''By making this remark he is asserting that God's messenger is a pedophile. This is racist, it's stupid and it is not needed on air,'' he wrote to the station's program director, Peter Brennan. …
Bukhari:: Book 7 :: Vol. 62 :: Hadith 88While throughout history, and in various cultures marriage was conducted at earlier ages than is currently done today, it is difficult to regard as normal the desire to marry a six year old, or the rest of this. Cultural differences aside, it is difficult to view such actions as anything other than pedophilia. This may offend some, but hell, we are entitled to view things from our own cultural perspective as well.
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).
As a general rule it pays to bear in mind that while people who talk to God are not normlly a problem, be careful of those God talks to.