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.
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