To answer your first question, the age of consent is based upon the society itself, and the governments of Spain, Italy, Japan, and France are all democratic. Governments of developed nations are often a reflection of their own people, therefore the majority of the people living in these countries agree with the age of consent, otherwise the laws would have changed. Not everyone agree's that 16 is a good age for consensual sex either, yet it's part of the law in America. Some countries have 18yrs or older, so should americans be considered pedophiles?? And what makes you think Muhammad (pbuh) was 'taking advantage' of aisha? In order to be taken advantage of, there at least has to be some reasonable grounds in order to make that claim. She was proud to have been wedded to the prophet of islam. Pedophilia is a mental disorder where a man is attracted to prepubescent males or females, and only them. The prophet had a wife older than him, and the other wives being much older than Aisha. Therefore, the title itself does not apply to him, use some logic here. There's a difference between pedophiles and predators, and one characteristic about them is that they have very low self-esteem and confidence, and they're intimidated by women their age (the prophet had high morale). The prophet was not a predator either, because predators prey and also abuse young people, whereas the prophets betrothment with aisha was actually suggested to him by someone else, and later on he had a prophecy by god that he should marry her (aisha is a very important figure in islam because she was responsible for a good portion of hadith that exists today, she is known as the mother of believers). As for your other comments, where are they coming from? So islam means "war" to you? No wonder your posts come across in such an angrily tone and manner. You don't like islam in the first place, so are you here for understanding or are you posting for war? You sound so beliigerent. As for turning this argument against the white man, have no idea what you're talking about lol And as for puberty itself, as soon as menstration begins a significant metamorphosis takes place biologically, especially based on the environment your living in (climate and society). The acheivements and responsibilities of young men and women throughout various era's (and even today) is something which you don't seem interested in grasping, but that's if you ask me.