New York cleric Muhammad Ibn Muneer, who was born in Philadelphia, criticized Muslim apologists for trying to "curry favor" from people whose history is "full of shame, disgrace, [and] horror." Ibn Muneer said that since according to Western values a man who marries a nine-year-old is a pedophile and a 45-year-old man who marries an 18 year old is a cradle robber, the Prophet Muhammad would be castigated regardless of Aisha's age when he married her. Citing the Quran, he said that "the Jews and the Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their way," and that they will "slander, lie, invent, propagate, and wage [ideological] war" against Muslims. He added that one should avoid being apologetic because "you can run, but you can't hide, from the malicious slander… of the envious infidels." The statements were made at a September 5 Q&A session held at Masjid Ahlis-Sunnah Wal-Jama'ah in Queens, New York, and which streamed live on Ibn Muneer's "Hadith Disciple" YouTube channel.