We are a product of a civilized culture here; one that cries when thinking of the time in our history when we held slavery as a part of our every day dealings. Believing that it still exists in certain cultures is almost beyond our comprehension.
But when we look at the Middle East and it’s fundamentalist Muslims, it is ” — not only recognized but is elaborately regulated by Sharia law” according to Bernard Lewis, an eminent a scholar of Islam, and opening our eyes to this is essential and comprehension is a must.
It was abolished in states of the Arabian Peninsula in the early 1960s but it is still going strong in Dubai, Brussels and Egypt regardless. For example, in 2008 the widow of an emir was caught in Brussels with 20 slaves and this year, a former candidate for Kuwait’s parliament and a woman no less, has no difficulties letting everyone know that she thinks it is okay for Arab men to have sex slaves.
Al-Mutairi believes non-Muslim women, who are captured in war, should be made available for the men, “For example, in the Chechnya war, surely there are female Russian captives. So go and buy those and sell them here in Kuwait — I don’t see any problem in this.”
She was standing by this belief openly; maybe wanting to help Egyptian Shaykh al-Huwayni somehow? Shaykh al-Huwayni pushed this absolutely horrifying evil to the forefront of our minds this month by stating, “When I want a sex-slave, I go to the market and pick whichever female I desire and buy her.”
This malignant and revolting state of affairs has been concealed for a great many a year, as those who vocally show their displeasure in the Middle East have to disappear if they want to live.
Take for example, the article written by Nicholas Kristof in 2009 about Afghanistan and Muslim fundamentalists. He included the story about a Dr. Abu Zayd and his wife who had to run from Egypt because Zayd stated, “keeping slave girls and taxing non-Muslims were contrary to Islam.” An Egyptian sharia court forcibly divorced Zayd and his wife and he was declared an apostate, a renunciation of his religion, and Islamic extremists hunted him because of this.
Just this year found an American woman being the unfortunate victim of how these men feel about ‘‹Å”infidels’ and an old post from 2003 was put back up this month to show this evil is not even close to being irradiated as it is, instead, only growing more open by leaps and bounds.
According to the 2003 post, Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, who wrote a religious textbook that is used to teach Saudi High School students, called for slavery to be legalized (apparently it being alive and well, but kept in the dark was too much for him) as, according to him, “Slavery is a part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam.”
These extremists have no desire to stay “on the down low” about how they feel regarding us infidels and it is about time we listen. Don’t you think?
Sources: DanielPipes.Org; TheWestIslamSharia.Blogspot.Com; Frontpagemag.com; nytimes.com/2009/04/23/opinion/23kristof.html; http://europenews.dk/en//