Oxford, Rape & Slavery

Rapists and wife-beaters flocked to join the Islamic State

“Rapists and wife-beaters flocked to join ISIS because the group’s systemised sexual violence appealed to them, study shows,” by Iain Burns, Mailonline, October 9, 2017

A newspaper that has been an apologist for Islam and its useful idiots, actually runs a story covering the ‘theology of rape’, within the ‘religion of peace’.

ISIS attracted fighters by offering newcomers hordes of women to rape.

The promotion and sanctioning of sexual violence by the extremist group was a pivotal means of “attracting, retaining, mobilising and rewarding fighters” as well as punishing kaffir, or disbelievers, says a report to be released by the Henry Jackson

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Rape and slavery was lure for UK Isis recruits with history of sexual violence
Young fighters are mobilised by Islamic State’s ideology of abusing women as a form of terrorism,…. full article below the fold

Bigotry, ignorance and intolerance is astonishing – and heralds a new persecution of a great civilising influence:

An Oxford College has banned the Christian Union from its freshers’ fair on the grounds that it would be “alienating” for students of other religions, and constitute a “micro-aggression”.

The organiser of Balliol’s fair argued Christianity’s historic use as “an excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neo-colonialism” meant that students might feel “unwelcome” in their new college if the Christian Union had a stall.

Freddy Potts, vice-president of Balliol’s Junior Common Room (JCR) committee, said that if a representative from the Christian Union (CU) attended the fair, it could cause “potential harm” to freshers.

Mr Potts, writing on behalf of the JCR’s welfare committee, told the CU representative at Balliol, that their “sole concern is that the presence of the CU alone may alienate incoming students”.

In email correspondence, seen by The Daily Telegraph, he went on: … “Historically, Christianity’s influence on many marginalised communities has been damaging in its methods of conversion and rules of practice, and is still used in many places as an excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neo-colonialism…

“Many students, especially students of colour and of other faiths, may already feel alienated and vulnerable in Oxford, a university with a reputation for racism and lack of diversity, and a city with barely any appropriate places of worship for non-Christians…”

The ignorance is stunning, given the role of Christians in actually fighting racism and slavery, among them William Wilberforce and Martin Luther King.

And Potts should ask himself whether his ban on Christians is in itself racist, by his own dumb criteria, given how many Africans and others of colour are flocking to Christianity:

While in Africa the Catholic population grew by 19.4 percent, it’s remained stable in Europe… Brazil’s 172.2 million faithful lead the pack, followed by Mexico (110.9), the Philippines (83.6), the United States (72.3), Italy (58) France (48.3), Colombia (45.3), Spain (43.3) and Democratic Republic of Congo (43.2).

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Adelaide Shia Imam Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi commented on Twitter after the United Kingdom’s third terror attack in ten weeks.

“Terrorism in the UK is growing week after week,” Tawhidi said. “Having extremists within out societies is not multiculturalism, it’s suicide.”

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Rape and slavery was lure for UK Isis recruits with history of sexual violence

Haifa, a 36-year-old woman from Iraq’s Yazidi community, was one of thousands taken as sex slaves by Islamic State group fighters in Dohuk, northern Iraq.
Haifa, a 36-year-old woman from Iraq’s Yazidi community, was one of thousands taken as sex slaves by Islamic State group fighters in Dohuk, northern Iraq. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

Men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse joined Islamic Statebecause of the organisation’s systemic use of rape and slavery as a form of terrorism, according to new analysis.

The promotion and sanctioning of sexual violence by the extremist group was a pivotal means of “attracting, retaining, mobilising and rewarding fighters” as well as punishing kaffir, or disbelievers, says a report to be released by the Henry Jackson Society.

Enshrining a theology of rape, the sexual exploitation of women alongside trafficking helped fund the caliphate and was used to lure men from deeply conservative Muslim societies, where casual sex is taboo and dating prohibited.

In addition, forced inseminations and forced pregnancies – along with forced conversions – were officially endorsed to help secure the next generation of jihadis, a tactic also replicated by Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Analysis of Isis members from Europe and the US found that a cohort had a history of domestic and sexual violence, suggesting a “relationship between committing terrorist attacks and having a history of physical and/or sexual violence”.

One Briton, Ondogo Ahmed, from north London, was given an eight-year custodial sentence for raping a 16-year-old girl in the UK but fled to Syria while out of prison on licence in 2013.

Another was Siddhartha Dhar, a father of four from London, who has been described as a central player in Isis’s brutal persecution of the Yazidis, a religious minority whose followers the group permitted its members to rape.

Testimony from one victim, Nihad Barakat, 18, revealed how Dhar, a former bouncy castle salesman from Walthamstow, east London, routinely participated in the group’s systemic trafficking and abuse of Yazidi teenage girls and enslaved some himself. “These cases indicate an existence of a type of terrorism that is sexually motivated, in which individuals with prior records of sexual violence are attracted by the sexual brutality carried out by members of Islamic State,” said Nikita Malik, the report’s author.

Although Malik said more work was required to establish a definitive link between an individual’s history of domestic violence and subsequent involvement in terrorism, evidence existed to indicate a potential correlation. One of the men involved in July’s London Bridge attack, Rachid Redouane, 30, was reportedly abusive and controlling, and his girlfriend eventually fled to a unit for victims of domestic violence. The Westminster attacker Khalid Masood, 52, is another who has been described as violent and controlling, this time towards his second wife.

Isis has repeatedly promoted and attempted to legitimise a theology of rape, occasionally through its Dabiq magazine and Al Hayat media channel. One edition of Dabiq justified the rape of Yazidi women in Iraq by dismissing them as “pagans”. The extremist group also set up a department dedicated to “war spoils” and issued guidelines to codify slavery.

Markets selling sex slaves were relatively common in territory controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria at the calpihate’s height, while the group’s franchise in Libya has also played a role in human trafficking. One account contained in the report describes how Isis members would touch the chests of girls to see whether they had grown breasts. If they had done so they could be raped, according to the report – which will be released in parliament – and if not they would be examined three months later. Among a number of harrowing case studies are accounts of how a 10-year-old Libyan child was raped by traffickers linked to Isis.

Apart from subjugation and spreading terror, another key reason for Isis exploiting sex trafficking is financial gain. Ransom payments directly linked to the threat or use of sexual violence and paid out by governments and individuals earned, according to the report, between £7.7m and £23m last year, at a time of lowering revenues for the group.

Analysis of sales contracts notarised by Isis-run Islamic courts reveal that ransom payments demanded by Isis for captive slaves confirm that the organisation viewed it as a way of making money. Documents show that one female slave was bought from Isis in Raqqa for $13,700, while another was sold for $15,300 via an online advert. Some slaves, however, were sold extremely cheaply, one for as little as £6 through an internal Isis market. The highest ransom fee was £35,000, placed for a captive woman held in Raqqa, the caliphate’s capital, which is on the brink of falling to US-backed fighters.

Among a number of recommendations, the report calls for the British government to create a dedicated legal unit to work with NGOs, charities and embassies to determine the nexus between sexual violence, traffickers and terrorist organisations.

The government’s former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, Lord Carlile, said: “This report highlights the imperative need for more international co-operation to break up the trafficking gangs and routes, which are so essential for their wicked trade in human beings.”

Labour’s Yvette Cooper, who chairs the home affairs select committee, said such recommendations should be considered by the government. “It is vital the complex relationship between human trafficking, sexual violence and both the funding for – and tactics deployed by – terrorist groups is fully understood and reflected in domestic and international law if we are to effectively combat these dangerous organisations.”

Henry Smith, MP for Crawley and a member of the international development committee, said: “It is clear that sexual violence is prevalent in human trafficking and in terrorism – and, abhorrently, human trafficking is becoming more closely related to terrorism.”

Malik said sexual violence needed to be prosecuted as a tactic of terrorism. “In the UK, laws including the modern slavery and terrorism acts should be interpreted more broadly, in order to adequately reflect the spectrum of crimes committed by individuals using sexual violence as a tactic of terrorism,” she said.

Robert Spencer:

Rapists and wife-beaters flocked to join the Islamic State

Of course. Islam justifies both.

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4.54.460).

Another hadith attributes this to Muhammad: “By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle” (Ibn Majah 1854).

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

As as for wife-beating: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” — Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)