(From Pamela Gellar) Sex slavery is a religious right in Islam. Kidnapping and enslaving girls as sex slaves is sanctioned by the Qur’an in multiple places — not one of the Muslim groups’ condemnations of the abductions addresses that or explains how it is a misunderstanding of Islam. Neither do their clueless leftist apologists.
“Prosperous are the believers who in their prayers are humble and from idle talk turn away
and at almsgiving are active and guard their private parts save from their wives and what their right hands own then being not blameworthy.” (Quran 23:1-6)
Those whom their “right hands own” (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) are slaves, and inextricable from the concept of Islamic slavery as a whole is the concept of sex slavery, which is rooted in Islam’s devaluation of the lives of non-Muslims. The Quran stipulates that a man may take four wives as well as hold slave girls as sex slaves. These women are captured in wartime and are considered the spoils of war. Islam avoids the appearance of impropriety, declaring that the taking of these sex slaves does not constitute adultery if the women are already married, for their marriages are ended at the moment of their capture. A manual of Islamic law directs: “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 annulled” (Reliance of the Traveller, (9.13).
In several videos, posted on the Internet during July and August, British Islamist Mizanur Rahman (a.k.a. Abu Baraa) came out in defense of the Islamic State. According to Abu Baraa, non-Muslims would benefit from the jizya poll tax, to be paid once they live under the Caliphate. The possession of slave girls would also be permissible, he said.
“The question is not how the Islamic State is going to survive against the American airstrikes. How is America going to survive against the Islamic State’s defense and retaliation? This is the real question. I do not believe they are going to survive. I think it is already over for America. They don’t want to admit it, but it’s over. They can no longer go on a warship and declare: ‘Mission accomplished.’ Now they should say: ‘Mission failed.’ It is over. This is how we need to look at the reality. Especially if the Muslims wake up and unite behind the Caliphate… Stop playing games and sitting on the sidelines, watching: ‘Oh, the Americans are killing our brothers from the Islamic State. I wonder how they are going to do.’ Do something about it! You’ve got to think about the reality. The world is divided into two camps. Make sure that you are on the side of the Muslims. You shouldn’t be on the side of the infidels, nor should you be on the fence, neutral, saying: ‘This has nothing to do with me.’ You have to defend the Muslims. Whether you like them or not, whether you disagree or agree, does not matter.”
This is all according to Islamic law (sharia).