Islam and Sexual Slavery

I recently read Robert Spencer’s new book Did Muhammad Exist? which I highly recommend. Spencer recently penned an excellent piece which was posted on Atlas Shrugs which discusses the connection between mainstream Islamic theology and human trafficking and sexual slavery. I post it because we are seeing more and more Muslim “gangs” involved in human trafficking in America and this piece helps to explain how unassimilated Islamic communities become havens for pimps:

Bikya Masr reported last week that “a new report from George Washington University professor Michele Clark and Coptic rights activist Nada Ghaly has argued that thousands of young Coptic Christian girls in Egypt are the victim of kidnapping and forced servitude by Muslims in the North African country.” Meanwhile, every day seems to bring fresh reports of Muslim gangs in Britain forcing young non-Muslim girls into prostitution and sex slavery. Muslims from the Twin Cities area ran an interstate sex trafficking ring until they were caught and indicted in late 2010. The dirty secret behind such reports is that this behavior is sanctioned in Islam.

The Qur’an forbids Muslim men to have sexual relations with “wedded women, save what your right hands own.” (4:4) “Prosperous are the believers who in their prayers are humble and from idle talk turn away and at almsgiving are active and guard their private parts save from their wives and what their right hands own then being not blameworthy.” (23:1-6)

Those whom their “right hands own” are slaves, and inextricable from the concept of Islamic slavery as a whole is the concept of sex slavery, which is rooted in Islam’s devaluation of the lives of non-Muslims. The Qur’an stipulates that a man many take four wives as well as hold slave girls as sex slaves. These women are captured in wartime and are considered the spoils of war. Islam avoids the appearance of impropriety, declaring that the taking of these sex slaves does not constitute adultery if the women are already married, for their marriages are ended at the moment of their capture. A manual of Islamic law directs: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled” (Reliance of the Traveller, o9.13).

In communities that accept “radical” groups we see an increase in trafficking because the average, otherwise non-criminal Muslim is taught that this is religiously valid evangelism and reward for following the example of the Warlord who founded their religion. This is why  the West has a vested interest in creating a Western version of Islam that will replace current Islam at least in our country.

2 thoughts on “Islam and Sexual Slavery

  1. Do you know of any incidents of this in Dearbornistan? It’s so hard to believe that it hasn’t happened yet there like on the scale it has in the UK.

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