Muslim Woman Seeks to Revitalize the Institution of Sex-Slavery
Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On June 6, 2011 @ 2:21 pm In Muslim Persecution of Christians | 38
Last week witnessed popular Muslim preacher Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini boast about how Islam allows
Muslims to buy and sell conquered infidel women, so that “When I want a sex-slave, I go to the
market and pick whichever female I desire and buy her.”
This week’s depraved anachronism comes from a Muslim woman—political activist and former
parliamentary candidate for Kuwait’s government, Salwa al-Mutairi: She, too, seeks to “revitalize
the institution of sex-slavery.”
A brief English summary appeared in the Kuwait Times (nothing, of course, in the MSM):
Muslim men who fear being seduced or tempted into immoral behavior by the beauty
of their female servants, or even of those servants “casting spells” on them, would be
better to purchase women from an “enslaved maid” agency for sexual purposes. She
[Mutairi] suggested that special offices could be set up to provide concubines in the
same way as domestic staff recruitment agencies currently provide housemaids. “We
want our youth to be protected from adultery,” said al-Mutairi, suggesting that these
maids could be brought as prisoners of war in war-stricken nations like Chechnya to be
sold on later to devout merchants.
The Arabic news website, Al Arabiya, has the sordid details, including a video of Mutairi addressing
the topic of sex-slavery. I summarize and translate various excerpts below (note: I am not making
any of this up).
The Kuwaiti activist begins by insisting that “it’s of course true” that “the prophet of Islam
legitimized sex-slavery.” She recounts how when she was in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, she asked
various sheikhs and muftis (learned, authoritative Muslims) about the legality of sex-slavery
according to Sharia: they all confirmed it to be perfectly legal; Kuwaiti ulema further pointed out
that extra “virile” men—Western synonymous include “lecherous,” “perverted,” “lust-driven”—
would do well to purchase sex-slaves to sate their appetites without sinning.
Here’s a particularly interesting excerpt from her taped speech on the rules governing sex-slaves:
A Muslim state must [first] attack a Christian state—sorry, I mean any non-Muslim
state—and they [the women, the future sex-slaves] must be captives of the raid [i.e.,
jihad]. 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—
she is different from the free woman; the free woman has to be married properly to
her husband, but the sex-slave—he just buys her and that’s that. So the sex-slave is
different from the free woman.
She went on to offer concrete suggestions: “For example, in the Chechnyan war, of course there
are female Russian captives. So go and buy those and sell them here in Kuwait; better that than
for the men to engage in forbidden sexual relations. I don’t see any problem in this, no problem at
Mutairi suggests sex-slaves be at least 15 years-old.
She further justified the institution of sex-slavery by evoking 8th century caliph, Harun Rashid—a
name some may recall from bedtime stories out of the Thousand and One Nights; a name some
may be surprised to discover politically active Muslims modeling their lives after:
“And the greatest example we have is Harun al-Rashid: when he died, he had 2,000 sex slaves—so
it’s okay, nothing wrong with it.”
Her rationale is apparently guided by a sense of efficiency, a desire for the good of society:
legalizing sex-slaves ultimately helps prevent Muslim men from sinning with Muslim women, and
thus transgressing Allah’s laws; sex-slaves provide a convenient, Sharia-compliant way of satiating
their libidinous urges.
This approach has universal precedents. For example, in the West, some seek to legalize
marijuana, arguing that many will use it anyway, and shouldn’t be punished for it by the law. In the
Muslim world, we have those who seek to legalize sex-slavery, arguing that many men can’t get
enough women, and shouldn’t be punished for it by Allah.
Such are the “nuanced” differences between the Western mindset (based on reason and universal
rights) and the Sharia mindset (based on the commands of a 7th century Arabian warlord).
Mutairi concluded by piously supplicating Allah: “Oh I truly wish this for Kuwait, Allah willing—Oh
Lord, Lord, you are bountiful.”
While she waits, Mutairi can take solace in the fact that, if sex-slavery is not institutionalized in
Kuwait, it thrives in the black markets of the Muslim world, where non-Muslim girls, especially
Christians, are routinely abducted, enslaved, and forced into lives of unspeakable degradation.
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