ISIL's Dehumanization of Women and Girls
Secretary of State
Just days after we saw the best of humanity when Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, we again confront the worst of inhumanity in ISIL. No one needed a reminder of ISIL’s depravity and evil. But now we have the latest example.
ISIL now proudly takes credit for the abduction, enslavement, rape, forced marriage, and sale of several thousand Yezidi and other minority women and girls—some as young as 12 years old. Just as despicably, ISIL rationalizes its abhorrent treatment of these women and girls by claiming it is somehow sanctioned by religion. Wrong. Dead wrong.
ISIL does not represent Islam and Islam does not condone or honor such depravity. In fact, these actions are a reminder that ISIL is an enemy of Islam. The international community and religious leaders of all faiths have strongly and repeatedly condemned ISIL’s horrific acts; we urge them to reiterate their commitment by condemning in the strongest possible terms the commodification of women and children as spoils of war, including through their subjection to horrific physical and sexual violence, intimidation, and deprivation of liberty.
These acts transgress all definitions of human dignity and those individuals responsible must be identified and held fully accountable. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell said it best: “Such viciousness against innocents exposes ISIL's blatant rejection of the most basic progress we have made as a community of nations and the universal values that bind civilization.” The United States will not stand by as ISIL uses fear, violence and oppression to achieve its goals.
To stop ISIL’s campaign of terror and horror against the Syrian and Iraqi people, we remain steadfast in our efforts to lead the international coalition to degrade and defeat ISIL. The United States will keep tracking ISIL’s abduction, enslavement, sale, rape, forced marriage, and abuse of women and girls. We will keep working with the new Government of Iraq to respond to ISIL’s brutality against women and girls from all communities in Iraq, including vulnerable minority populations.
Secretary of state Kerry equates the evil of enslavement and rape to claiming religious sanction for it. "Allah told us to do it" = rape & enslavement. The absurdity of the statement stands out like a sore thumb.
Surah Al-Mu'minun states that the believers are successful, meaning that they will be admitted to Allah's celestial bordello. It then lists several attributes of those successful believers. Two of those attributes are relevant to this issue: modesty and chastity. The exception clause stands out like a Yaws lesion.
23:5. And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
23:6. Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;
Tafsir al-Jalalayn: "except from their spouses, that is, to their spouses, and what [slaves] their right hands possess, that is, concubines, for then they are not blameworthy, in having sexual intercourse with them.
Tafsir Ibn Kathir: "[...]those who
protect their private parts from unlawful actions and do not do that
which Allah has forbidden; fornication and homosexuality, and do not
approach anyone except the wives whom Allah has made permissible for
them or their right hand
possessions from the captives. [...]"
- Captivating and enslaving women is assumed.
- Sexually exploiting them is explicitly permitted.
included above. Moe not only permitted it, he exemplified it for emulation by Muslims in all places, at all times. Moe raped Safiya after killing her family.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 513:
Click the link and read the variant ahadith which provide more detail. Moe also permitted his companions to rape captives.
Narrated 'Abdul 'Aziz bin Suhaib:
Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet took Safiya as a captive. He manumitted her and married her." Thabit asked Anas, "What did he give her as Mahr (i.e. marriage gift)?" Anas replied. "Her Mahr was herself, for he manumitted her."
Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 459:
Narrated Ibn Muhairiz:Surah Al-Ahzab has a clue for you: "a group o them you killed and a group you made captives"
I entered the Mosque and saw Abu Said Al-Khudri and sat beside him and asked him about Al-Azl (i.e. coitus interruptus). Abu Said said, "We went out with Allah's Apostle for the Ghazwa of Banu Al-Mustaliq and we received captives from among the Arab captives and we desired women and celibacy became hard on us and we loved to do coitus interruptus. So when we intended to do coitus interrupt us, we said, 'How can we do coitus interruptus before asking Allah's Apostle who is present among us?" We asked (him) about it and he said, 'It is better for you not to do so, for if any soul (till the Day of Resurrection) is predestined to exist, it will exist."
33:26. And those of the people of the Scripture
who backed them (the disbelievers) Allâh brought them down from their
forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them)
you killed, and a group (of
them) you made captives.
Shari'ah is not silent on the matter. Reliance of the Traveller declares that captured women and children are enslaved by default.
09.13 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
Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."
Did killing bin Ladin and Zarqawi end the war? Killing every card carrying member of ISIS won;t end it either. There will always be more Muslims to step forward to fill the gaps. Only those who fight to make Islam dominant, killing and being killed are believers. 9.33, 9.111, 49.15.
Muslims go to war and Allah's celestial bordello or go to Hell:9.38-.39 set the stage.
9:38. O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.
9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things.
No Muslim will abjure these texts which sanctify, mandate and exemplify the evils you so blithely bitch about.
3:151, 8:12,39,57,60,65,67, 9:5,29,38, 39,111,120,123, 33:26,27, 47:4,49:15, 59:2,13, 61:10-13; Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.220.
Curse Allah for sanctifying and commanding Muslims to engage in imperialism, genocide & terrorism. Curse Muhammad for exemplifying those acts for Muslims to emulate in all places, at all times. Curse Islam because it is a continuing war crime against humnity.
ISIS, HAMAS, Hizbollah, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the rest of the alphabet soup are false fronts diverting your attention from the real enemy: Islam. Islam is the lowest common denominator of terrorism. It must be eradicated.