Non-Muslims around the world have been cheering the bold stand taken by Nujood Ali, a ten-year-old girl who just divorced a man more than three times her age. Nujood reports that her husband raped and beat her. This is yet another instance of the conflict between Muhammad's teachings and basic human rights. Why was this man having sex with a ten-year-old girl? Because he's a Muslim, and Muhammad allowed his followers to have sex with young girls. (For more on Muhammad's marriage to Aisha, click here.) Why did the man beat Nujood when she resisted? Because he's a Muslim, and the Qur'an (4:34) allows husbands to beat rebellious wives. (Note: I'm not saying that all Muslim men marry young girls and beat their wives. I'm simply saying that those who are attracted to young girls are free to marry them, and that those who have rebellious wives are free to beat them--according to the teachings of their prophet.)
"Child Bride Gets Divorced after Rape, Beatings"
"Yemen Child Bride Nujood Ali Gets Divorce"