Fatwa Permits Rape of Women in Syria|
Yet another Islamic cleric recently made it permissible for the Islamic fighters waging a jihad in Syria¡ªpolitely known as ¡°the opposition¡±¡ªto rape the nation¡¯s women.
Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-¡®Ajlawni, a Jordanian of origin who earlier lived in Damascus, Syria for 17 years, posted a YouTube video last week where he said he was preparing to issue a ¡°legitimate fatwa¡± making it legal (in the eyes of Islam) for those Muslims fighting to topple secular president Bashar Assad and install Sharia law to ¡°capture and have sex with¡± all non-Sunni women, specifically naming Assad¡¯s own sect, the Alawites, as well as the Druze and several others, in short, all non-Sunnis and non-Muslims.
The sheikh used Islam¡¯s legitimate Arabic term for these hapless, non-Muslim women, melk al-yamin, a phrase that appears in Islam¡¯s sacred book, the Koran, and which is simply a reference to non-Muslim sex-slaves. For example, Koran 4:3 commands Muslim men to ¡°Marry such women as seem good to you, two and three and four¡ or what your right hands possess.¡± Islam¡¯sulema, or ¡°scholars,¡± are unanimously agreed that ¡°what your right hands possess¡± is, according to Islamic law, simply a sex-slave. Linguistic evidence further suggests that she is seen more as an animal or a possession than a human¡ªhence this inhuman fatwa.
Jordanian Sheih Yasir al-¡®Ajlawni is certainly not the first cleric to legitimize the rape of infidel women in recent times. Calls to capture and rape non-Muslim women are appearing with increasing frequency from all corners of the Islamic world.
A few months earlier, Saudi preacher Muhammad al-Arifi also issued a fatwa allowing jihadi fighters to engage in ¡°intercourse marriage¡± with captive Syrian women that lasts for a few hours ¡°in order to give each fighter a turn¡±¡ªalso known as gang-rape.
Then there is Egyptian Sheikh Ishaq Huwaini, who once lectured on how infidel captives, or to use another term from the Koran, ghanima, the ¡°spoils of war,¡± are to be distributed among the jihadis and taken to ¡°the slave market, where slave-girls and concubines are sold.¡± He, too, referred to such women as ¡°what your right hands possess,¡± saying: ¡°You go to the market and buy her, and she becomes like your legal mate¡ªthough without a contract, a guardian, or any of that stuff¡ªand this is agreed upon by theulema¡. In other words, when I want a sex-slave, I go to the market and pick whichever female I desire and buy her.¡±
Indeed, even some Muslim women advocate the enslavement and rape of fellow (non-Muslim) women. Kuwaiti political activist, Salwa al-Mutairi, for instance, is working to see the institution of sex-slavery return. In a video she posted online, she explained how she once asked Islam¡¯s greatest authorities living in the city of Mecca, the city of Islam, about the legality of sex-slavery and how they all confirmed it to be perfectly legitimate. According to Mutairi:
A Muslim state must [first] attack a Christian state¡ªsorry, I mean any non-Muslim state¡ªand they [the women, the future sex-slaves] must be captives of the raid. Is this forbidden? Not at all; according to Islam, sex slaves are not at all forbidden. Quite the contrary, the rules regulating sex-slaves differ from those for free women [i.e., Muslim women]: the latter¡¯s body must be covered entirely, except for her face and hands, whereas the sex-slave is kept naked from the bellybutton on up¡ªshe is different from the free woman; the free woman has to be married properly to her husband, but the sex-slave¡ªhe just buys her and that¡¯s that.
The Kuwaiti activist went on to offer concrete suggestions: ¡°For example, in the Chechnya war, surely there are female Russian captives. So go and buy those and sell them here in Kuwait; better that than have our men engage in forbidden sexual relations. I don¡¯t see any problem in this, no problem at all.¡±
One can go on and on with more examples. The point is that last week¡¯s fatwa permitting the jihadi-led ¡°opposition¡± to target and rape non-Sunni Syrian women is in good company, and certainly not an aberration.Fatwa Permits Rape of Women in Syria
Last edited by MrRothschild on 5-4-2013 08:16 PM