College Professor Defends Muslim Sex Slavery
That will go down well with their Moonbat readership:
Liberal Boston University professor and Muslim apologist Kecia Ali recently wrote an article for The Huffington Post that attempted to make excuses for the pervasive nature of slavery (particularly sexual slavery) in the modern Muslim world. Right off the bat her arguments begin to feel as ridiculous as they truly are, and even without knowing for certain that something is wrong, a reader can feel that something is wrong – both with her reasoning (which is limited) and with her arguments (which are specious and easily disproven).
Ali writes the piece in an effort to distance “mainstream” Islam from ISIS’ brand of Islam. She argues that while ISIS may participate in horrible and debauched practices, many of their beliefs are not actually part of mainstream modern Islam. Sadly, she is more than a little mistaken. One doesn’t need to look solely at ISIS to find these horrible practices still pulsating and thriving in the Muslim world. Slavery is well established, though illegal, throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The sexual domination of male over female exists wherever Islam exists. The sexually perverse practices that ISIS engages in can be found in a much quieter and accepted manner throughout the Muslim world, where instead of being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery, children are simply given into it by their willing parents.
Ali takes on the enormous task of absolving Islam of the sins of ISIS, but in the end she fails. Her arguments are as flimsy as the cloth on the backs of the enslaved women and children that she ignores in her efforts to defend Islam.
Thankfully, there are people willing to tell the truth about Islam. Thankfully, there are people willing to take Kecia Ali’s argument and prove it false point by point. Robert Spencer writes:
“The Truth About Islam and Sex Slavery History Is More Complicated Than You Think,” by Kecia Ali, Huffington Post, August 19, 2015 (thanks to David):
…Others scholars point out that just because the Quran acknowledges slavery and early Muslims, including the Prophet, practiced it doesn’t mean Muslims must always do so; indeed, the fact that slavery is illegal and no longer practiced in nearly all majority-Muslim societies would seem to settle the point. It is one thing for committed religious thinkers to insist that scripture must always and everywhere apply literally, but it is ludicrous for purportedly objective scholars to do so. Anyone making that argument about biblical slavery would be ridiculed.
The disingenuous reasoning here is appalling. Can’t anyone in academia deal with a topic honestly anymore? I know Kecia Ali is a university professor, and university professors today are mostly muddle-headed ideologues more interested in pushing their far-Left agenda than having rational discussion or searching for the truth, but this is ridiculous. There are so many things wrong with that paragraph that it is a breathtakingly compact example of how contemporary academics obscure, rather than expose, the truth. Here are a few of the ways Kecia Ali outrages the truth in that paragraph:
“Others scholars point out that just because the Quran acknowledges slavery and early Muslims, including the Prophet, practiced it doesn’t mean Muslims must always do so.”
Actually, the Qur’an tells Muslims that Muhammad is uswa hasana, an “excellent example” (33:21), which in Islamic theology has amounted to the proposition that if Muhammad did it, it is right and worthy of emulation. The fact that “the Quran acknowledges slavery and early Muslims, including the Prophet, practiced it” actually inhibited the development of abolitionist movements within Islam, because of the absolute prohibition on declaring something to be wrong that Muhammad considered to be right.
“…indeed, the fact that slavery is illegal and no longer practiced in nearly all majority-Muslim societies would seem to settle the point.”
Actually, it would settle the point if those majority-Muslim societies had outlawed slavery on the basis of Islamic principles, but they didn’t. They abolished slavery under pressure from the West. There was never an indigenous Muslim abolitionist movement, and to this day, slavery is practiced sub rosa in North Africa, Saudi Arabia, etc., and justified precisely on the contention that if the Qur’an assumes it and Muhammad practiced it, it cannot be wrong…
If you’d like to contact the school or Kecia Ali herself and tell them how you feel about someone who would so vociferously defend the monstrous practices of Islam, you can do so below:
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Modern Islamic Sex Slavery Is Based In The Quran
Today’s non-Muslim apologists for Islam (and some Muslims themselves) would have us believe that modern Islamic sex slavery (of Hindus and other non-Muslims) is an aberration, a departure from Islamic doctrine, and that the rampant kidnapping, rapping and selling of young girls we see in Islamic nations today is some kind of bizarre “reaction” to injustices placed upon Muslims by outside forces. However this attempt to explain away (rather than fight) modern Islamic sex slavery is not based in fact but is nothing more than post-modern fantasy. According to the Quran, Muslims are permitted to take non-Muslim women captive and use them for sex. The Hadiths (Islamic legends about Muhammad’s life) provide accounts where Muhammad gave permission to his men to kidnap, rape and sell non-Muslim women. These doctrines are preached by modern Muslims across the world, justifying the barbaric practice among Muslims today. Thousands of young girls in Asia and Africa are being kidnapped, raped and sold into sex slavery by Muslim militants today. We need to stop debating about whether these horrors are standard Islamic practice, we need to face the truth, identify the source of this evil, and free women internationally from this scourge.
Islamic Sex Slavery In The Quran
Muslim Men May Have Sex With Their Captive Slaves
Qur’an (33:50) – “O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee”
Qur’an (23:5-6) – “..who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess…”
Muslim Men May Have Sex With Captive Slaves Even If They Are Married (To Non-Muslims)
Qur’an (4:24) – “And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.”
Islamic Sex Slavery In The Hadiths
Prophet Muhammad Allows Muslims To Impregnate Slaves Before Selling Them
Bukhari (62:137) – We got female captives in the war booty and we used to do coitus interruptus with them. So we asked Allah’s Apostle about it and he said, “Do you really do that?” repeating the question thrice, “There is no soul that is destined to exist but will come into existence, till the Day of Resurrection.”
Bukhari (34:432) – that while he was sitting with Allah’s Apostle he said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interrupt us?” The Prophet said, “Do you really do that? It is better for you not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence.
Prophet Muhammad Allows Female Polytheist Slaves To Be Raped In Front Of Their Husbands
Abu Dawud (2150) – “The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: (Qur’an 4:24) ‘And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.’” This is the background for verse 4:24 of the Qur’an. Not only does Allah grant permission for women to be captured and raped, but allows it to even be done in front of their husbands. (See also Muslim 3432 & Ibn Kathir/Abdul Rahman Part 5 Page 14)
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Modern Islamic Sex Slaves
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