The Rapes of Islam
For a brief biography of Mohammed and the foundations of Islam go here: https://www.islamreview.com/articles/inventionofislam.shtml. Simon is a Muslim apostate, a former Ustaz (Islamic religious teacher) and later a Kadhi (Islamic Judge). I strongly urge all readers to educate themselves by reading information about Islam written by Muslims and apostates. And here to read Abdullah Al Araby who writes: Islam is more than a religion; it is a comprehensive way of life. The Quran, Mohammed, his immediate followers, and generations of theologians prescribed numerous regulations governing every aspect of the Muslim social, political, economic, and religious life. https://www.islamreview.com/articles/issuesoflife.shtml
This is my third tome on Islam, and some may get the idea that I am anti-Islamic or anti-religious. That’s not the case. I am all for religious freedom and I believe that many people need religion like they need air. Religion has the power to alter perceptions, and order lives. Without religion, people, unafraid of burning in the eternal lake of fire, would run amok, there’d be more crime, more of everything evil in this world. I’m all for religion as long as the religious keep their religion in their internal lives, in their homes and places of worship and out of secular government. I do not want my daily life governed by religious rules that I abhor and do not believe in. That’s why I live in a country with a secular government with laws that apply to and protect everyone equally (ideally but sometimes not in practice). And for those readers, who feel I am insensitive to Islam, just wait until next week when I am planning to be insensitive to Mormons and Christianity. I am an equal opportunity insensitive.
Islamic apologists often point to the Xian and Jewish religious texts known as the Old Testament and the Septuagint respectively to soften the blows of their own horrific texts, let me end this argument now. Nowhere in the world are Old Testament laws applied without impunity nor are they openly inflicted on non-believers. Even Catholics and reform Jews have cast aside the archaic and sexually biased laws written in the Old Testament, and orthodox Jews have enough problems without foisting their religious rules on the rest of us. Islam, however, is stuck in a time warp so severe that it has nearly halted the growth of countries that have an Islamic government.
Seen from free western feminine eyes, fundamental Islam is patently biased against women and has systematically disenfranchised them around the world. There are few issues that draw such heated fire from Muslim men as when non-Muslims point out how much violence is not only allowed, but also religiously sanctioned towards women.
Although the apologists are continually bringing up the Old Testament, which is so similar in commentary about women as to suggest at times that Mohammed copied much of it, Christianity and Judaism have modernized and past the point where women are seen as wombs and objects.
Again, Islamic apologists try to convince us that we are misunderstanding them, that Islam is a religion of peace, that we just don’t get it, and remind us not to consult the Hadith. We hardly need to consult the Hadith to understand where the fifty-three-year- old Mohammad was coming from when he wrote the Quoran. He married Aisha (one of his wives) when she was six years old and consummated the marriage when she was merely 9. I understand where Mohammad was coming from and why he mandated women could not pluck their eyebrows but could and should remove their pubic hairs. (Tabari II:99, Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 173: Jabir bin ‘Abdullah) Had Mohammed lived in modern times, he’d be called a pedophile and be in prison. He’d also probably be in treatment for sex addiction: https://www.islamreview.com/articles/mohammedsgreatestmiraclewassex.shtml
Likewise, Xians who question the apostle Paul’s strange writings have come to the conclusion that he was a closet homosexual with an axe to grind against women, because Jesus certainly never taught most of the things that Paul wrote. Fancy that, a man with an axe to grind against women. And, had Jesus had said, “suffer the little children to come unto me and sit on my lap so I can cop a feel.” He’d not be such a treasured religious icon but he would be the poster boy for and worshiped by NAMBLA.
How is rape treated by Islamic texts and imans?
The Muslims are on a publicity campaign to alter the perception of their religion. They’ve launched websites that answer questions non-Muslims might have regarding their religion, however they are not telling the truth, and most visitors to those website will go there, read, and think, well, they’re not so bad.
This site says, “The so called sex slaves, or captives of wars are not permitted in Islam, nor the rape of women captured during war. No slaves are allowed any more in Islam. All the stories circulating around and found on some sites on the Internet or missionaries' books are derived from the corruption deliberately spread in the books called Hadith and Sunna which were written about 200 years after the death of the prophet Muhammad.” https://www.submission.org/women/rape.html
That is not the truth. The Quran not only allows slavery and sex with captured women and slave girls (4.3, 4.24, 23.6, 33.50, 70.30), it says Allah may even pardon those who forced their slave girls to sell their bodies. Quran 24.33: Force not your slave-girls to whoredom that ye may seek enjoyment of the life of the world, if they would preserve their chastity. And if one force them, then (unto them), after their compulsion, lo! Allah will be Forgiving, Merciful.
The site also attempts to mitigate the issue of rape:
“The need for four witnesses in case of adultery when no other evidence exists does not apply in cases of rape where modern science allows the use of advanced techniques to identify the rapist with the highest accuracy. The victims of rape, if they notify the authority immediately, will have enough proofs to convict most, if not all the accused rapists, as the physical facts including semen, saliva, blood, hair, fibers, skin scraps, bite marks,.....etc. are so many and easy to identify to convict the rapist. There is no truth to the claimed rumor that the rape victim has to present four witnesses to prove the rape when there are so many other physical proofs. This requirement is needed only if a person who has no other proof accused an un-expected person of such a crime…..The least of the proofs is eyewitness, and God sees to it that the four witnesses (who do not have to be men,) will be a better guarantee against a deliberate plot to scheme an innocent person.” (sic)
That whole explanation is a waste of web space. How many men rape a woman in front of four witnesses? How many of these backward countries even have DNA labs and capability? In most Islamic countries the only proof a woman can ever have of violent rape is four witnesses and most times she cannot report a rape to authorities without the risk of being murdered by her own family! Some women make anonymous phone calls to report rape, but those are never prosecuted. The Islamic apologists think they are going to fool us with their flowery inaccurate explanations but we aren’t that stupid.
Muslim men, beware! You will face punishment for rapes perpetrated against non-Muslim women in the western world because not only are we free to report it, we have the proper technologies available to convict you and send you to prison for a long time.
You would think that rape would be non-existent crime in Islamic states that mandate a woman wear a Burka or other such body covering clothing, but that is not the case. Rape, a crime of power, not unbridled lust, occurs in all areas of the world and is under-reported, more so in Islamic states that place the blame for the crime upon the victim. In order to mitigate the instances of rape in Islamic areas, Islamic apologists have blatantly ignored the true nature of rape.
Is wearing a Burka for religious modesty really a deterrent to rape? No. Men in Victorian England could fill books with their protestations of love for a women’s ankle. Was it really the mere glimpse of an ankle that could set a man on fire, or, was his unbridled lust focused on the only thing he could see? When all men could see was an ankle they were filled with unbridled lust, and now that they can see much more, they are filled with the same lust. Only ignorance of the human condition could proclaim it as anything else.
How often does rape occur in Islamic countries?
According to HRCP, one woman was raped every two hours and
one subjected to gang rape every eight hours in Pakistan in 2002. "The
actual incidence of rape could be far higher. Social taboos and the stigma
attached to rape meant that most rape cases went unreported, with families at
times going to extraordinary lengths to cover-up cases," it reports.
Women rights groups say many rape cases go unreported partly because of the impossibility of proving the crime under the Hudood laws.
"We have deduced that Hudood should be repealed completely as it provides legal protection to violence against women," says former Supreme Court judge Majida Rizvi.
Who is to blame for these rapes?
I could supply an endless litany of links proving that Islamic men blame the rape victim, but it would take up 50 blog spaces. I’ll provide anecdotal evidence and leave the rest to the reader, however apparently it is women who are to blame; western women for not wearing a burka or head covering, and Muslim women for…being women, weak, and easy targets.
“Lebanese youths had specifically targeted Anglo-Australian girls for gang rape became a white-hot issue after a local Islamic leader argued the young women ought to accept some blame for their attitudes and dress sense.”
“An Islamic mufti in Copenhagen, Shahid Mehdi, has sparked political outcry from the left-wing Unity List and right-wing Danish People's Party, after stating in a televised interview that women who do not wear headscarves are "asking for rape."
In a recent interview in Holland, German journalist Udo Ulfkotte stated that, “The punishment for all women who do not subjugate themselves to the will of Muslim men is rape, vilification, and acid attacks you can now see examples of young, unveiled Moroccan women with a so-called "smiley” which is a cut up from mouth to ear; a punishment and a warning to other Muslim girls who may refuse to wear the veil. In the Muslim suburb of Courneuve, France, 77 per cent of the women carry veils due to fear of being harassed or molested by Islamic moral patrols.”
How can the veil or Burka be about choice as our friend Aziz states when the punishment for not wearing them is rape or disfigurement, in WESTERN countries as well as Islamic states? How is it that Muslim men are getting away with raping and disfiguring non-Muslim women and blaming their crimes on the women?
A not-so-brilliant professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway, Unni Wikan was quoted in an article in the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet which reported that 65 percent of the rapes perpetrated upon Norwegian women were perpetrated by “non-Western” immigrants, the majority of which in Norway, consists of Muslims. In this article the esteemed professor dared to state, "Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes" because Muslim men found their manner of dress provocative. Norwegian women must realize that we live in a multicultural society and adapt themselves to it."
I could not believe my eyes when I read her conclusion that wherever Muslims decide to move, western women better start wearing veils or only they can be held responsible for their rapes and disfigurements, not that Muslim men must learn about and adapt to the culture to which the have chosen to live.
Rape and the acquisition of power over another human being is a human hamartia. Men do not need women in order to rape, any prison inmate will tell you that. So what makes Muslim men think they are so special and that when rape occurs between a Muslim man and a woman, it’s not about power and control? It is. Rape always is a crime of anger, control, and power. If Muslim men lose control over their women they might have to learn about partnership, equality, and unbridled love and devotion.
Sexual power; women have it. In American vernacular it’s called Pussy Power, and in baser terms, we’ve got what men want, with the exception of gay men, of course. All men, not just American men, but Muslim men, little green men, and hillbilly men (a confirmed species) want what women have, because they’re human.
Muslim men must be more fearful of this sexual power than other men because they are admonished not to fall too much in love lest a woman gain too much power over him. They really think they’ve got the con on this idea, but they don’t. As much as certain women have sought to gain power over men via their bodies, men have been running for the hills to avoid becoming powerless in the face of their own lust.
Rape is not nor has it ever been a crime of the lustful, it is a crime of control, a crime of power and rage, it is all about subjugating a woman (or a man, men get raped too) to the will of the rapist.
So, what does a Muslim man do to a woman who dares to flout is idea of how a woman should dress and or behave? He subjects her to violence, imposes his will on her because he is stronger and sets the blame for his actions, on the woman.
This is what the Islamic apologists say about rape:
“There has been a misconception and confusion regarding rape and its relation to another sexual crime, adultery. The confusion connecting rape and adultery should not exist as both are two different crimes and their circumstances and punishments cannot be the same. They are not looked at them as the same nor given an equal treatment in Submission (Islam).”
But this is the reality:
“Yet just as Said’s lament appeared, the French businesswoman Touria Tiouli went to court in the United Arab Emirates. Heedlessly risking the recycling of vague Orientalist clichés, Dubai officials have turned her charge that she was raped by three men on its head and accused her of zina, sexual activity outside marriage. In Dubai, a bastion of moderate Islam, this charge isn’t punishable by stoning, as it is in more hard-line Muslim countries — it only carries an 18-month jail sentence.
Tiouli continues to fight: on Sunday she entered a not guilty plea. To the claims of her attackers that she was a willing participant and, in fact, a prostitute whom they duly paid, she replied simply, "My lawyer will prove I did not consent. If I had consented, I would not have brought the case."
Islamic countries are no different than western countries; their secrets are just better hidden behind a religious veil of secrecy! There are gay men in Saudi Arabia, pedophiles in Dubai, rapists in Turkey, wife beaters in Iran, and killers in Jordan, just like there are in all the other countries of the world, including China, which keeps everything a secret and would have the world believe they are perfect. How do I know this? Because there are humans in all of those countries.
My next entry will examine why 65 percent of all the rapes inflicted on non-Muslim women in Norway are perpetrated by Muslim men.
To learn more about sex and Islam visit these sites:
Honor killings in Pakistan this year
Honor killings and acid attacks in other areas of the world (caution graphic photos)
SEX SEX SEX
In a November 15, 2005 article in the Saudi daily Al-Iqtisadiyya, Sa'ad Al-Sowayan, a reformist Saudi researcher and columnist, argued that religious cassettes, which are widely available in Saudi Arabia, advocate Jihad by emphasizing the sexual reward awaiting the martyr in Paradise. This is aimed at tempting teenagers who can find no sexual release in conservative Arab society. An English translation of the article was published in the Saudi Gazette on November 17.(1)
View the film that Van Gogh gave his life for. Exposing the solitude and loneliness of the Muslim woman in four parts, here: