In these peoples lives, a girl is sexually mature when she recieves her period. Mental maturity is not questioned.
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." ~ Isaac Asimov
Here is what was going on
"They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man........Now kill all the boys [innocent kids]. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man. (Numbers 31:7,17-18)"
The very thought of a 47 year-old man marrying an 8 year-old girl is moral repugnant. This man and the retarded, scumbag, Saudi judge that upheld the marriage need to be executed.
Following the execution both men need to lose their beards, be covered in pigs blood, and burned.
In case any of you are wondering why I LOATHE some parts of Islam, THIS IS WHY.
There is NO excuse for this behavior. That 47 year-old man is a pedophile, pervert son of a whore. The judge isn't any better ... he is even more disgusting than the pedophile sack of **** who married an 8 year-old.
Any religion that allows this type of absolute perversion in modern times is diseased and in need of disposal.