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Sex Jihad and Western Disbelief

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The sex jihad is back in the news.  Last Thursday, September 19, during an address to the National Constituent Assembly, Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Bin Jeddo announced that Tunisian girls who had traveled to Syria to perform “sex jihad” had returned after being sexually “swapped between 20, 30, and 100 rebels and they come back bearing the fruit of sexual contacts [from pregnancies to diseases] in the name of sexual jihad and we are silent doing nothing and standing idle.”

Sixteen-year-old Rahma: Her parents appeared in tears on TV bemoaning how she was “brainwashed” to join the sex jihad.

Several video interviews with Tunisian females who went to the sex jihad further testify to the veracity of this phenomenon.  For example, 19-year-old Lamia, upon returning, confessed how she was made to have sex with countless men—including Pakistanis, Afghanis, Libyans, Tunisians, Iraqis, Saudis, Somalis, and a Yemeni, all in the context of the “sex jihad,” and that she and many other women were abused, beaten, and forced to do things “that contradict all sense of human worth.”  Now back in Tunisia, Lamia has been to a doctor finding that she is five months pregnant. Both she and her unborn are carrying the aids virus (read her whole story).

Other interviewed women have told of how they were “fooled,” or how their husbands (they being one of four wives) divorced and sent them to Syria for the sex jihad, with assurances that they would be guaranteed paradise in the afterlife.  One 16-year-old explained how her father ordered her to have sex with several jihadi “liberators.”

Due to the severity of this matter, since March, 6,000 Tunisians were banned from travelling to Syria; 86 individuals suspected of forming “cells” to send Tunisian youth to Syria have been arrested.

Back in April, Sheikh Othman Battikh, former Mufti of Tunisia, said before reporters that, “For Jihad in Syria, they are now pushing girls to go there. Thirteen young girls have been sent for sexual jihad. What is this? This is called prostitution. It is moral educational corruption.”

He was dismissed from his position as Mufti of Tunisia days later.

However, as I wrote back in June when reporting on the sex jihad phenomenon:

Muslim women prostituting themselves in this case is being considered a legitimate jihad because such women are making sacrifices—their chastity, their dignity—in order to help apparently sexually-frustrated jihadis better focus on the war to empower Islam in Syria.

And it is prostitution—for they are promised payment, albeit in the afterlife. The Koran declares that “Allah has purchased of the believers their persons [their bodies] and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain (Yusuf Ali trans. 9:111).

At any rate, while news that Muslim girls in hijabs are prostituting themselves in the name of Islam may be instinctively dismissed as a “hoax,” the fact is, Islamic clerics regularly issue fatwas permitting forbidden, if not bizarre, things.

The fundamental criterion is that they help the jihad to empower Islam.

For instance, not only did the original “underwear bomber” Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri hide explosives in his rectum to assassinate Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Nayef—they met in 2009 after the 22-year-old Asiri “feigned repentance for his jihadi views”—but, according to Shi‘ite talk-show host Abdullah Al-Khallaf, he had fellow jihadis sodomize him to “widen” his anus to fit more explosives.

Al-Khallaf read the fatwa that purportedly justified such actions during a 2012 Fadak TV episode.  After praising Allah and declaring that sodomy is forbidden in Islam, the fatwa asserted:

However, jihad comes first, for it is the pinnacle of Islam, and if the pinnacle of Islam can only be achieved through sodomy, then there is no wrong in it. For the overarching rule of [Islamic] jurisprudence asserts that “necessity makes permissible the prohibited.” And if obligatory matters can only be achieved by performing the prohibited, then it becomes obligatory to perform the prohibited, and there is no greater duty than jihad. After he sodomizes you, you must ask Allah for forgiveness and praise him all the more. And know that Allah will reward the jihadis on the Day of Resurrection, according to their intentions—and your intention, Allah willing, is for the victory of Islam, and we ask that Allah accept it of you.

Two important points emerge here: first, jihad is the “pinnacle” of Islam—for it makes Islam supreme; and second, the idea that “necessity makes permissible the prohibited.” Thus, because making Islam supreme through jihad is the greatest priority, anything and everything that is otherwise banned becomes permissible. All that comes to matter is one’s intention, or niyya (see Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s discussion along these lines).

Hence the many seeming contradictions in Islam: Muslim women must chastely be covered head-to-toe—yet, in the service of jihad, they are allowed to prostitute their bodies. Sodomy is forbidden—but permissible if rationalized as a way to kill infidels and/or apostates.  Lying is forbidden—but permissible to empower Islam. Suicide is forbidden—but permissible during the jihad—when it is called “martyrdom.”  Intentionally killing women and children is forbidden—but permissible during an Islamic jihad raid, as happened last weekend in both Peshawar and Nairobi.

One may therefore expect anything from would-be jihadis, regardless of how un-Islamic their actions may otherwise seem.

And yet, here in the West, many still refuse to believe the existence of such fatwas, habitually dismissing them as “hoaxes”—despite all the evidence otherwise: from a top Tunisian government official openly bemoaning the effects of the sex jihad on Tunisian girls, to several Arabic-language videos and reports of women discussing their experiences in the sex jihad.

Few things are more demonstrative of the arrogant mindset that proliferates amongst Western “progressives” than this inability to believe.

And it’s quite ironic:  for while supposedly “closed-minded” and “bigoted” conservatives tend to take the words, teachings, and deeds of Muslim clerics and jihadis at face value—and thus respect them as autonomous individuals—liberals, who always claim to “respect other cultures,” often reject as “hoaxes” any news that contradicts their culturally-induced worldviews—since apparently everyone in the world shares in their standards.

If that’s not an ethnocentric position—an especially dangerous one at that—what is?

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  • Waiting

    There is an old saying, familiar to most, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”We live in a bizarro (sp?) world. Much like the comic book of old, down is up, up is down, and as the Bible said it would be, many are saying “right is wrong and wrong is right.”
    The young women/girls who are choosing to do this are so misguided, it is beyond possible to imagine. The men/women who are forcing them, are committing demonic acts beyond any words that mean evil; and those who are taking advantage of girls in either category are deserving of the wrath of the True God.

    Jesus said that before his Kingdom comes, there would be great tribulation across the entire earth.
    Please keep writing the true facts, whether or not the majority believe them.

  • friendlykamustaka

    This demonstrates that what is “good” in Islam differs from what are universally accepted norms of “goodness”. In a nutshell, what is good in Islam is anything that facilitates or brings about the enforcement of Sharia Law. That is to say, Islam has a moral framework often diametrically opposed to civilised standards. This must always be borne in mind when muslims use words such as” corruption”, “justice” or “innocent” etc. These words take on a different meaning when applied to Sharia Law.

  • randy63ism

    Raymond, you do awesome work. These horrific Muslim atrocities and many others are downright depressing and frankly I don’t know how you do it, but yet you soldier on relentlessly because these things need to be exposed for what they are, pure evil. Unfortunately, our own nation, through the Obama regime is enabling this madness, supporting it with our tax dollars and causing irreparable harm to our nation’s reputation and good name in the eyes of the world. You know, things must really be bad when patriotic conservatives such as myself can honestly admit to having more respect for Russia’s Vladimir Putin than our own worthless occupant in the White House.
    Thank you for keeping us informed. It is much appreciated.

  • Ranchman

    I think the point is, as Raymond points out, we should expect anything and everything from those performing “jihad” to further the aims of islam. This includes extreme acts of terror being committed here in the U.S., such as the attack on the mall in Nairobi a few days ago. We should realize that this type of attack can happen here and we need to always be aware of our surroundings, what’s going on around us.

    Americans have become way too complacent and apathetic. “Oh, it can’t happen here, this is America.” I hear it all the time, especially at the university from the more liberal professors. It’s as if they’re not only arrogant in thinking these “fatwas” don’t exist, it’s as if they don’t think muslims are really carrying out these terrorist attacks. Maybe it’s racist Baptist old ladies in the TEA Party! Yeah, they got on a plane, wearing a hijab to camouflage themselves, learned how to use C4, and blew themselves up before returning for their Sunday Brunch at First Baptist Church.

    Nothing to see here, move along…

  • Jim Horn

    Pimps and whores. What more to be said.

  • N. Wasse

    No other religion has its share of the bizarre and the ridiculous like Islam the religion that brought to the world the ridiculous tradition of “Breast feeding of the adult” and now the equally ridiculous jihad al-nikah

    • Me

      Where did you get the idea that Islam brought the tradition of “Brest feeding of the adult”.
      If you read the wiki on this subject, you know right away it is not real.
      Sex outside of marriage is one of the big sins in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic teaching.

      • N. Wasse

        Here is an article from al-Arabiyya about Breast Feeding of the adult Fatwa

        And if you watch this video you will know that it was a big disaster in Egypt a few years back

        and as usual the Shia got itno it and here is a debate between a Shia Sheikh and a wahhabi Shiekh in regard to breast feeding of the adult

        And here is a video by Sheikh Hassan from Egypt confirming this ridiculous tradition

        Now let us move on to wiki
        I do not see anyone saying that this tradition is not correct

        And if you wish more sources then let me know. Oh the Arabic you see ME Islam is the religion of the Arabs only but go and ask your stupid Mullah if he knows Arabic to translate it for you. Allah is an Arab and he speaks no Urdu

        Now you tell me how come you did not know the above? it is either you knew and you were hoping that we kuffar do not know or which makes you a liar or you really did not know which makes you ignorant so which one is it? Liar or ignorant?

  • Jerry Jansen

    And then they have the audacity to accuse western culture of low moral values…

    • Porky The Crusader

      Muslums have no shame, no empathy, no emotion, no love,they are Dead Brain. In fact they have no Brain and it’s better that way,it’s useless when you are a muslum.

  • borninmombasa

    Hillary, John Kerry and that idiot McCain have told us these are the “good guys” and we have sent them buckets of money ……these are the foolish progressives the author talks about . Think for your selves once in a while.

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  • Raiden Gyver

    What a DISGUSTING belief! Truly SATANIC!

  • N Nayak

    Re, after porno, this is the worst thing I can do, to read this non sense but we have to face reality without being victims of lust ourselves. This needs great maturity. This is worth disseminating. Those girls were sex starved and so they want one excuse. Imagine, go to paradise to girls, what for? to be one of those seventy two virgins of a maniac? Man. You see the internet. Sx attract the maximum views. No doubt Islam exploits that tendency from men. It is nothing but male dominance and female subjugance.