Why criticize only Islam, why not other religions as well

Christian canon law forbade the marriage of a girl before the onset of puberty. Within the Catholic Church, before the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the minimum age for a dissoluble betrothal (sponsalia de futuro) was seven years in the contractees. The minimal age for a valid marriage was puberty, or nominally 14 for males, and 12 for females. The 1917 Code of Canon Law raised the minimal age for a valid marriage to 16 for males, and 14 for females. The 1983 Code of Canon Law maintained the minimal age for a valid marriage at 16 for males and 14 for females.

English ecclesiastical law forbade the marriage of a girl before the age of puberty.

Jewish scholars and rabbis prohibit betrothing a daughter when she is still a minor. A girl can be betrothed when she becomes a young woman (נַעֲרָה), which may defined as a girl aged 12-12½ or having begun puberty. In exceptional cases, such as exile and persecution, girls aged 4-13 may be betrothed by their fathers. Betrothal by intercourse is forbidden and punishable by lashing. The Talmud states that ”those who marry girls who are not yet capable of bearing children” will ”delay the coming of the messiah”.

In Hinduism the Vedas, specifically the Rigveda and Atharvaveda, have certain verses that indicate that during the Vedic period, girls were married before attaining and also during puberty as they were considered matured. Some early Dharmaśāstra also state that girls should be married after they have attained puberty while some texts extend the marriageable age to before puberty. In the Manusmriti, a father is considered to have wronged his daughter if he fails to marry her before puberty and if the girl is not married in less than three years after reaching puberty, she can search for the husband herself. However, in modern India, the minimum age of marriage is 21 years for males and 18 years for females as per both the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable and valid for all Hindus including Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs who altogether form more than 83% of Indian population.

There is no minimum marriage age defined in traditional Islamic law; the legal discussion of this topic is centered primarily on women’s physical maturity. Classical Sunni jurisprudence allows a father to contract a marriage for his under-aged daughter. The appropriate age for consummating the marriage, which could occur several years after signing the marriage contract, was to be determined by the bride, groom, and the bride’s guardian since medieval jurists held that the age of fitness for intercourse was too variable for legislation. This was based in part on the precedent set by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as described in the hadith collections considered to be authentic by Muslims. According to these sources, Muhammad married Aisha, his third wife, when she was about six, and consummated the marriage when she was about nine. Some modern Muslim authors and Islamic scholars, such as Ali Gomaa, who served as the Grand Mufti of Egypt, doubt the traditionally accepted narrative and believe based on other evidence that Aisha was in her late teens at the time of her marriage. As a general rule, intercourse was prohibited for girls ”not able to undergo it,” on the grounds of potential physical harm. Disputes regarding physical maturity between the involved parties were to be resolved by a judge, potentially after examination by a female expert witness. The 1917 Codification of Islamic Family Law in the Ottoman Empire distinguished between the age of competence for marriage, which was set at 18 for boys and 17 for girls, and the minimum age for marriage, set at 12 for boys and 9 for girls. Marriage below the age of competence was permissible only if proof of sexual maturity was accepted in court, while marriage under the minimum age was forbidden. During the 20th century, sharia-based legislation in most countries in the Middle East followed the Ottoman precedent in defining the age of competence, while raising the minimum age to 15–16 for boys and 13–16 for girls. In 2019, Saudi Arabia raised the age of marriage to 18.

Surprisingly in the United States child marriage is currently legal in 38 states (only Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont have set the minimum age at 18 and eliminated all exceptions), and 20 U.S. states do not require any minimum age for marriage, with a parental or judicial waiver. Nearly 300,00 children were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2018. The vast majority were girls wed to adult men, many much older.

In thirteenth century France Sodomy resulted in castration on the first offense, dismemberment on the second, and burning on the third. Lesbian (a term never used in the Middle Ages) behavior was punished with specific mutilations for the first two offenses and burning on the third as well.

The Utrecht sodomy trials in Netherlands were a large-scale persecution of homosexuals that took place in the Dutch Republic, starting in the city of Utrecht in 1730. Over the following year, the persecution of ”sodomites” spread to the rest of the nation, leading to some 250 to 300 trials, often ending in a death sentence.

In 1771 a monk was burned at the stake in the Republic of Venice, becoming the last person in modern-day Italy to be executed for sodomy.
(A later execution took place 1782 in Palermo, but the executed would be posthumously pardoned)

John Smith and John Pratt were the last two men to be sentenced to death for homosexuality in England. They were hanged on November 27, 1835.

After the Nazi takeover in 1933, the persecution of homosexuals in Germany became a priority of the Nazi police state. Between 1933 and 1945, an estimated 100,000 men were arrested as homosexuals; ten thousands of which were sentenced by courts. Most of these men served time in regular prisons, and between 5,000 and 6,000 were imprisoned in concentration camps. The death rate of these prisoners has been estimated at 60 percent, a higher rate than those of other prisoner groups. A smaller number of men were sentenced to death or killed at Nazi euthanasia centres.

In the US when homosexuality was declared a psychiatric condition judges sentenced men and women to treatment in psychiatric “hospitals.” Death would have been easier than some of the “treatments”.

The subject of homosexuality and Judaism dates back to the Torah. The book of Vayikra (Leviticus) is traditionally regarded as classifying sexual intercourse between males as a to’eivah (something abhorred or detested) that can be subject to capital punishment by the current Sanhedrin under halakha (Jewish law).

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reported in 2020 that in at least six UN member states—Brunei, Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria (some states in northern Nigeria), Saudi Arabia, and Yemen—homosexual activity is punishable by death. These six were joined in 2023 by Uganda, which became the only Christian-majority country with capital punishment for some consensual same-sex acts. Excepting Uganda, all countries currently having capital punishment as a potential penalty for homosexual activity base those laws on interpretations of Islamic teachings. 
One source states that in 2007 alone, five countries had carried out executions for homosexuality.

In 2020, the ILGA stated that Iran and Saudi Arabia were the only countries in which government-sanctioned executions for consensual same-sex sexual activity had taken place since 2000.

If fundamentalist, for example, Christians or Jews were in the majority and they made their religious laws the laws of their states, we can only imagine what would then happen.

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