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—Salwa al-Mutairi, a political activist and former parliamentary candidate for Kuwait’s government, no less: She, too, seeks to “revive the institution of sex-slavery.”
A brief English report appeared over the weekend in the Kuwait Times (nothing, of course, in the MSM):
Mutairi: “In the Chechnyan 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.”
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 this topic. I summarize and translate various excerpts below (note: I am not making any of this up):
The Kuwaiti female 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 “sex-crazed,” “lecherous,” “perverted”—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. 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.
She went on to offer concrete suggestions: “For example, in the Chechnyan 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.”
Mutairi suggests the enslaved girls 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 Arabian Nights bedtime stories; 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.”
Harun Rashid: Inspiration for Disney characters in the West, pious role model in the Middle East.
Mutairi’s rationale is ultimately guided by a sense of efficiency, a desire for the good of society: legalizing sex-slaves helps prevent Muslim men from transgressing Allah’s laws (as we have seen, extramarital relations with fellow Muslim women is strictly forbidden, but not with infidel sex-slaves, since they are scarcely considered human). Thus, the institution of sex-slavery provides a convenient, Sharia-compliant way of satiating the libidinous urges of Muslim men.
The Kuwaiti activist’s blunt approach has universal parallels. For example, in the West, some seek to legalize marijuana, arguing that, since people use it anyway, let it be made compliant with the law. In the Muslim world, some seek to legalize sex-slavery, arguing that, since Muslim men will use women anyway, let it be made compliant with Sharia law.
Such are the inevitable differences between the Western mindset (based on reason and universal rights) and the Sharia mindset (based on the life of a 7th century Arabian caravan-raider and slave-trader).
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 underground throughout the Muslim world, where non-Muslim girls—mostly Christians—are routinely abducted, enslaved, and forced into lives of unspeakable degradation.
After all, just because a practice is not formally institutionalized does not mean that those who deem it their divine right are not practicing it.
Raymond Ibrahim is associate director of the Middle East Forum
June 6, 2011
Ayesha developed a serious illness after Mohammed married her. “I caught fever. My hair fell off, and I became clean-headed.” http://www.investigateislam.com/prophetic_attitude_towards_fair.htm Author’s note: Perhaps this illness is why Ayesha never had children by Mohammed. Perhaps the disease Mohammed gave Ayesha made her sterile.
Chapter 8, Verse 41 of the Koran “of all the loot you seize from non-Moslems, 20% belongs to Mohammed.” (Loot included sex slaves. Also, in correct chronological order, this is actually the 95th chapter.)Chapter 33, Verse 50 of The Koran: “we have made it legal … for you to take as wives … those women whom your right hand possesses … whom Allah has given you as booty.” (The terrible words: “women whom your right hand possesses,” are Moslem code words for kidnapped female sex slaves. Also, in correct chronological order, this is actually the 100th chapter.)Women whom your right hand possesses…
…the sale is one of the most salient expressions of the women’s status as sex slaves. There are a number of methods…At least 16% of the women were auctioned off…”Excerpt of the testimony of a sex trafficker in Israeli court: “She’s made to stand naked in the middle of the room …(potential buyers) touch her breasts, her ass, in order to see if she has anything to grab. They check her tongue, her teeth, to see if she is healthy. They touch her private parts. http://www.atzum.org/trafficking2003.htm (Note: The parenthetical remark and underlined emphasis were added by historian Dane Dahl to clarify the text.)
A Moslem checking a sex slave’s mouth and teeth
This week, the US Defense Secretary failed to mend relations with Saudi Arabia which abandoned a $60 billion deal to buy American weapons. Though Saudis cited financial constraints given the cost of their involvement in Bahrain, their switching from the US to Russia and China is slap in the face of Washington which lost one of its most important allies, faithful for six decades.
The Saudi move leaves Israel, Kuwait, and UAE as the only pro-American countries around here. via JEWS 4 JETS and samsonblinded.org
How is a Sovereign state not allowed to repair their own Planes? No illegal negotiations concerning borders till Israel can protect itselfThe JSF, also known as the F-35, is a stealth fighter jet under development by Lockheed Martin. Last year, Israel received approval from the Pentagon to purchase up to 75 aircraft in a deal that could reach close to $20 billion.
Defense officials told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that talks between the Israeli defense delegation in Washington and the Pentagon have picked up speed in recent weeks but have yet to result in agreement due to the US’s refusal to grant Israel access to the plane’s internal computer mainframe. via WLKYChyronSaysSteelersBeat‘JewYorkJets’TVSpy@mediabistro.com and jpost.com
SLAVERY – RAPE & ABUSE – MODERN DAY REALITIES FOR MIDDLE EAST MAIDS
While browsing the web, yesterday, I viewed the Arab Times online site and came across several news articles about the rape and abuse of maids in Kuwait. I was surprised at the cluster of cases so I searched the web for more information and was nearly knocked off my chair when I realized the enormous extent of the huge numbers of foreign maids suffering abuse at the hands of their Middle East “sponsors”. To use the term “maid” is a misnomer – these women (and boys) are nothing more than modern day SLAVES. Slaves to be abused, raped, tortured, maimed, and killed.
Many of these maids come into the Middle East (particularly Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon) from Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia – smaller numbers come from India and Bangladesh. Saudi Arabia has the largest number of these imported domestics estimated at 200,000 in 2004. These maids are seen as inferiors to their Middle Eastern masters and many countries do not even recognize them as being covered by labor laws – including minimum wage:
“The plight of domestic workers in Lebanon rose to the spotlight during the summer of 2006, when Israel launched a thirty-four-day military offensive on Lebanon. In Arabic, the term “Abed” is used to denote a “black” person or “slave” and the word is sometimes heard in reference to Africans or Sri Lankans. Non-Arab Afro-Asian migrants in Lebanon are physically looked upon as inferior due to their positions as servants. These workers remain excluded under Article 6 of Lebanese labour laws and are often victims of abuse by both employers and agencies.” LINK
The vast majority of these women are seeking an opportunity to earn money and send remittances back to their families –
“…….Philippines, where the economy relies heavily on remittances from nearly eight million Filipinos working overseas. Of that eight million, about 73,000 work in Kuwait. Some 60,000 are women employed mainly as maids and earning less than $200 a month on average, labor groups say.
Some of these woman do quickly realize the danger and manage to escape in a few days. But, many of the remaining “servants” are left in a living nightmare.
Over 17 deaths of Madagascan maids last year in Lebanon
Madagascar flies home maids abused in Lebanon
Indonesians protesting against a maid killing in Saudi Arabia where her body was dumped in a bin by her employers
Madagascar’s government early Thursday flew home 86 women domestic workers from Lebanon who had been subjected to abuse amid concerns over the deaths of 17 Madagascan maids in the past year.
Population Minister Nadine Ramaroson said at Antananarivo airport as she welcomed the women that most of them “had run away from their employers.”
“Their return home was negotiated by the Madagascan consul in Lebanon after either the women themselves or their families asked for them to be repatriated,” Ramaroson said.
The government decided to charter a plane after numerous cases of abuse were reported. The Population Ministry received more than 600 repatriation requests from maids or their families.
The Union of Qualified Domestic Workers (SPDTS), a non-governmental organization that helps the victims and their families, says that in the past year alone 17 Madagascan maids in Lebanon died from abuse suffered at the hands of their employers.
“There have been a lot of deaths,” Prime Minister Camille Vital said. “That’s why the government has decided to repatriate those who wanted to come home. The government is paying for this repatriation.”
On their arrival at the airport the young women were met by social workers from SPDTS and by staff from different ministries tasked with providing medical care and counseling.
“My boss used to hit me and didn’t give me my salary. I’m very, very happy to be back home,” said 25-year-old Leonie.
Another woman who gave her name as Augustine said: “The friend with whom I ran away from my boss wasn’t able to get on the plane at the last minute. I’m really worried about her. She’s not in good shape.”
More than 7,000 Madagascans work in Lebanon, according to SPDTS. In 2010 around 500 of them came home before the end of their contract.
I don’t think it’s gotten much play outside of Egypt except on Twitter, but hundreds of Egyptians invaded their state security headquarters on Saturday. Despite the fact that reports indicated that the state security was shredding documents for ‘days,’ there were still some juicy finds like the tape pictured above, which is said to be a ‘sex tape’ involving a Kuwaiti princess and an Egyptian businessman.
Egyptian protesters have stormed the headquarters of Egypt’s state security force in Alexandria, with several people suffering injuries in scuffles with riot police.
Around 1,000 people encircled the State Security Agency building late on Friday, demanding that the officers inside come out or they would storm the building.
Protesters then entered into the building and scuffled with riot police before military forces intervened and took control of the building.
Demonstrators said officers inside had been shredding and burning documents that may have proven past abuses.
The activists, who called the protests were demanding the abolition of the state security apparatus and an end to emergency laws.
Egypt’s internal security services and police forces, which were given a free hand to suppress dissent under the rule of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, remain to be a powerful symbol of the former regime.
Activists say security agencies arrested and tortured thousands of activists and killed many during the 30 years Mubarak stayed in power.
Ismael Alexanderani, a journalist and protester at the scene in Alexandria, told Al Jazeera that a minority of protesters were seeking “revenge” against the security forces, as several political activists who were present at the demonstration had been arrested or tortured inside the building earlier.
For those who read Arabic, you can find some of the documents here. The military prevented most of the documents remaining from being removed. If you find anything good, please translate and send it to me.
One of the things that the demonstrators claim to have found is belly-dancing suits. But many of the computers that were found had their hard drives ripped out.
The security services even kept files on the Mubarak’s themselves. But I doubt much will come out about anyone else.
though I have to admit the WikiLeaks will be hard to beat. LOLZ Obama and Clinton
Now Muslim nations get to reap the rewards. Apparently, GM approached Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi about investing in the initial public offering. The Saudi company which may take part is owned and run by the anti-Semitic, homicide-bomber-telethon donor (and FOX News owner) Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal. Nauseating:
- GM on Wednesday disclosed estimated terms for its planned IPO, in which some $15 billion (Dh55.05 billion) of stock could be sold and the US government would reduce its stake to below 50 per cent.
- Image Credit: AP
Kuwait City: The Kuwait Investment Authority, Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund, may participate in General Motors Co’s planned initial public offering if it is feasible for the fund, its managing director said Saturday.
“Last week, they announced the price range, which is the valuation range,” Bader Al Saad told reporters in Kuwait City.
“We have to review if it is feasible for us. If it is feasible for us we will look into it. If it is something cheap, we are interested of course,” Al Saad said.
GM on Wednesday disclosed estimated terms for its planned IPO, in which some $15 billion (Dh55.05 billion) of stock could be sold and the US government would reduce its stake to below 50 per cent.
Current owners of the company, including the US Treasury Department, plan to offer at least 365 million shares at a projected $26 to $29 each, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The final price, which should be set around on next Wednesday, could be higher or lower than this range, depending on market demand.
In addition to the common stock being sold by the current owners, GM plans to sell 60 million shares of preferred stock for an estimated $50 each.
General Motors is currently approaching several sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East for its planned IPO of the “new GM” this month, Gulf News has learnt from people who are involved in the talks. Among them are Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala as well as Qatar Holding.
Besides that, GM is also talking to Singapore’s Tem-asek Holdings, the investment arm of the Singapore government. There are also talks that GM’s Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp might buy a larger stake.
GM’s Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell, pitching investors on its initial public offering, said on Thursday earnings before interest and taxes may rise to as much as $19 billion in what it called a “high cycle” for the global automobile industry.
GM, planning to raise as much as $10.6 billion in the IPO, has reduced its hourly labour costs and will be able to produce as much as $16 billion in free cash flow with profit margins as wide as 10 per cent, Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell said.
The old General Motors Corp was restructured in a US-backed bankruptcy last year, allowing the Detroit-based automaker to earn as much as $4.2 billion through three quarters this year.
“This will give us the type of fortress balance sheet that we believe is appropriate for a company in a high fixed-cost, cyclical industry,” Liddell said.