Initially, I believed what many Muslims asserted: Muhammad sexually consummated his marriage to the nine year old Aisha following her first menstruation. This increases the weight and scope of my argument and places Muhammad and Islam in a far darker, more the child does not know English, light. Muhammad did the wrong thing in having sex with a child. Muslims have to answer for their continued support for Muhammad because he transgresses their standards.
I am not trying to use cheap polemics. They need to be discussed in detail and in context. It might be offensive to some but it needs to be discussed. Picture this historical setting: A 49 year old man asks his best friend if he could have his permission to marry his 6 year old daughter. Her parents watch as the he proposes marriage to the child. The Islamic source materials state that Muhammad proposed marriage to Aisha when she was 6.
He assumed her silence constituted her consent. Some 2 to 3 years later, just after he had fled to Medina, he consummated his marriage with her. He was 52 and she was 9. Aisha was still considered a child. Islam teaches that a child enters adulthood at the beginning of puberty. The bottom line is Muhammad, the creator of Islam, revered by his followers, had sex with a child! As will be shown, this leads to physical, and psychological, damage to the child.
For that we turn to the Islamic source materials. If you are in doubt concerning those of your wives who have ceased menstruating, know that their waiting period shall be three months. The same shall apply to those who have not menstruated. As for pregnant women, their term shall end with their confinement.
God will ease the hardship of the man who fears him. The surrounding context deals with the issue of the waiting period for divorce, and remarriage. The Quran is telling Muslims to wait for a certain period of time before making the divorce final or deciding to forego it. Since Muslim men are to wait 3 months before divorcing a prepubescent child it means that they have been engaging in sex with those children.