A Kuwaiti Muslim woman stands up for a highly respected Islamic tradition.
When Muslim Sheikhs discuss the topic of sexual slavery of women, which is allowed in the Qur'an, it comes out a bit politically incorrect even to the taste of the majority of Muslims, who have long forgotten that slavery is a well- established institution in Islam. Saudi Arabia officially abolished slavery as late as 1962, not because Islam made the Saudis do it, but because the Saudis wanted to save face after an international cry against slavery. But now some Muslims are demanding its return. So Muslim spin misters are advocating the embarrassing, but legal, topic through the mouths of Muslim women.
A Kuwaiti woman who is called an "activist" and former candidate to the Kuwaiti parliament, spoke to the Kuwait Times about the establishment of a new law permitting men to buy and sell non-Muslim girls, captured in jihad, as sexual slaves in order to protect Muslim men against seductive sexual immorality. The Arabic Al Arabiya had more details on what that woman, Salwa al-Mutairi, is advocating:
Ms. Mutairi who was nice enough to put the minimum age of 15 for slave girls, Christian Jews or other, to be sold. She demanded the immediate establishment of slave agencies just like agencies for maids, where the slave girls will earn a whopping 50 Kuwaiti Dinar monthly and in return will cook, clean, take care of the kids and be the slave of the wife during the day. But her job does not end there; at night, whenever Mutairi is not in the mood, then her husband will not stray too far away from the house, since it is halal (kosher) for the husband to have sex with the slave girls without any marriage or unnecessary paper to satisfy his sexual pleasures. Better do it at home under the watchful eyes of the wife and kids only for 50 Dinars. Wow, what a deal!
Mutairi was especially interested in Russian slave girls since Muslim men do prefer them blond. Russian, European and American blond women, better watch out, the Muslims are coming! The plan is for Muslims in Chechnya to kidnap Russian girls after a jihadist operation and then will sell them to the Kuwaitis. The price of the sale per her suggestion would be 2500 Kuwaiti dinars.
Mutairi, who regards non-Muslim girls as subhuman, talked to the camera as a holier than thou “free” Muslim woman, and did use the expression “free women” referring to herself and all Muslim women, as she was wearing her black Islamic garb covering everything except her face, while advocating such immoral insanity as a right from Allah to Muslims.
Unfortunately, Mutairi is not the only Muslim woman who advocates sexual slavery for infidel women; there have been others who have advocated the rape of Jewish women on Arab TV. In my discussion with some Muslim women and girls right here in the U.S., I have seen some of the same dynamic repeated, where they defend polygamy, pleasure and temporary marriage for men while being silent about the flogging and stoning of adulterers in the Muslim world.
According to the morality of Sharia, owning a slave against her will for sex and housework is not morally corrupting, but having consensual sex between lovers before marriage is reason for severe and humiliating punishments. The message is that women must never pick and choose their lovers -- that pleasure is only for men. Incidentally, it is illegal to celebrate Valentine’s day in Saudi Arabia; sex and love should not mix when it comes to Sharia.
I think Ms. Mutairi has unintentionally solved the problem of Islamic terrorism since Muslim men with all these sexual slaves from Chechnia will no longer be interested in dying in order to get Allah’s prize of 72 virgins in heaven. But Mutairi, wait, that might end jihad all together and if jihad ends than the acquisition of female slaves will end. That will create a shortage of slave girls for the jihadists! Well that problem can be solved later, who cares about shortages in the future. Mutairi’s husband wants his slave and he wants them now!
On a more serious note, looking at a woman like Mutairi we are reminded of the deranged wives of the kidnappers of Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard. The reason such abductors succeeded and went undetected for many years was because of their mentally sick wives who were willing enablers and who posed as mothers to those poor girls. Mutairi represents the worst in women: she sells her soul and her fellow women in order to get respect and attention in a Muslim world that has no mercy or respect for her.
What is being advocated here is nothing new to Islam; it is just legalizing what has already been happening to Christian girls in Egypt, Sudan and across the Middle East. Christian girls are abducted, force-married to Muslim men and then they are discarded like trash after they have a couple of kids and announce they are Muslim. These girls are then no longer allowed to go back to Christianity under Egyptian law and the kids become Muslims and the property of the father.
Never for a moment think that Mutairi is just a Kuwaiti crazed woman; I believe Islamists are testing the water to familiarize Muslim society with religious rights that they feel should come back. The moral decadence advocated by Sharia lovers is reaching a new low daily. I am appalled at the lack of mercy, inhumanity and cruelty I read about in Arab media daily. Respect for human rights or peace was never a value advocated in the Muslim world, which is now protesting for freedom and democracy. With Sharia ethics and values the Muslim world will never have peace, freedom or democracy. I am sad at the state of Islam and sad for Muslims, but they will reap what they sow.
Nonie Darwish is the author “Cruel and usual Punishment” and the President of FormerMuslimsUnited.org.