One of the worst parts of writing about current events and the news is the absolutely ridiculous things that I am forced to write. I never imagined that I’d write words like the ones which appear in the title of this article… but here we are.
The wonderful folks at MEMRI TV do the hard work of watching Muslim media outlets to see what the “religion of peace” is saying, and they are constantly bringing us new gems from Muslim world. The latest example comes to us from the most important Muslim University in the world, Al-Azhar, in Cairo, Egypt. Professor Suad Saleh is a teacher at Al-Azhar, and she has some interesting things to tell you about Islam and rape.
Like… Rape is okay. If you’re doing it to humiliate your female prisoner of war who is now a captured slave. I kid you not.
Suad Saleh: “‘Those whom you own’ (slavery) existed before Islam. It existed among all nations and countries, not just among pre-Islam Arabs. Anyone could trade in freeborn men and women. This is called the selling of freeborn people. It’s like the selling of human organs and trafficking in freeborn humans today. But when Islam emerged, it put (slavery) into order, by limiting it to legitimate wars between Muslims and their enemies. If we fought Israel, which is plundering land, and is an aggressor against people and their faith… Obviously, it is impossible that we will fight Israel, even though Surat Al-Isra in the Quran foretells this, and nothing is beyond the power of Allah… The female prisoners of wars are ‘those whom you own.’ In order to humiliate them, they become the property of the army commander, or of a Muslim, and he can have sex with them just like he has sex with his wives…
Some opportunists and extremists, who only harm Islam, say: ‘I will bring a woman from East Asia, as (a slavegirl) under the status of “those whom you own,” and with the consent of my wife, I will allocate this woman a room in the house, and will have sex with her as a slavegirl.’ This is nonsense. This is not prescribed by Islam at all. Islam says that a woman is either a wife or a slavegirl.Legitimately-owned slaves come from among prisoners from a war, which is waged against the Muslims, a war to plunder land, a war against our faith, and so on. What some people are doing now is an aggression against Allah and against Allah’s legal texts in the Quran, and we must not be influenced by this at all.”
How’s that for an education? Show this to all your liberal comrades who go about defending the “religion of peace” and ask them if they know more about Islam than a professor from the world’s most prestigious Muslim University. Remind them that this is from supposedly ‘non-radical’ Egypt too… not Iran, Yemen, Libya, Nigeria, Syria or ISIS occupied Iraq. (Boy, the “radical” Muslim world just keeps getting bigger.)
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