Counterintuitively, Sexual Jihad does not mean the series of sexual assaults on Tahrir Square protesters carried out by Muslim Brotherhood gangs.
A fatwa (religious edict) apparently permitting ‘sexual jihad’ appeared on a Facebook page reportedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), but some have dismissed it as a parody.
The fatwa supposedly came in response to a question by a female Brotherhood supporter asking if ‘sexual Jihad’ is allowed in Rabea al-Adawiya Square and other squares in Egypt where people have been protesting against Mohammed Mursi’s ouster since June 30.
The religious answer appearing on the Facebook page was: “Not now. Let us wait first for what will happen, may Allah strengthen the Mujahedeen.”
“Sexual Jihad” refers to the idea of the female Islamists offering their sexual services to their male counterparts so they remain motivated to continue the struggle for their cause.
There has been a lot of talk about Sexual Jihad in Syria, but if the Brotherhood is so short of people that it has to resort to voluntary prostitution just to get pro-Morsi protesters to show up, then it really is a pretty sad state of affairs. And by sad, I mean funny.
Arab daily online newspaper Elaph quoted Muslim Brotherhood member Saif al-Nahi as saying that the Facebook page is part of a smear campaign against the Islamist group that has been ongoing since Mursi’s ascension to power.
Because Islamists would never seriously contemplate degrading women. Since last week.