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The ‘Sex Jihad’

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News emerged a few weeks ago in Arabic media that yet another fatwa had called on practicing Muslim women to travel to Syria and offer their sexual services to the jihadis fighting to overthrow the secularist Assad government and install Islamic law. Reports attribute the fatwa to Saudi sheikh Muhammad al-’Arifi, who, along with other Muslim clerics earlier permitted jihadis to rape Syrian women.

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).

On the basis of this fatwa, several young Tunisian Muslim girls traveled to Syria to be “sex-jihadis.” Video interviews of distraught parents bemoaning their daughters’ fates are on the Internet, including one of a father and mother holding a picture of their daughter: “She’s only 16—she’s only 16! They brainwashed her!” pleads the father.

Most recently, the Egyptian-based news service Masrawy published a video interview with “Aisha,” one of the Tunisian Muslim girls who went sex-jihading in Syria, only to regret her actions. While in Tunisia, Aisha said she met a Muslim woman who began talking to her about the importance of piety, including wearing the hijab; she then went on to talk about traveling to Syria to help the jihadis “fight and kill infidels” and make Allah’s word supreme, adding that “women who die would do so in the way of Allah and become martyrs and enter paradise.” (According to mainstream Islamic teaching, dying in jihad is the only guaranteed way to avoid hell.)

Aisha eventually came to the conclusion that she was being exploited in the name of religion and left.

While news that Muslim girls in hijabs are prostituting themselves in the name of Islam may surprise some, Islamic clerics regularly issue fatwas permitting forbidden things—so long as they help the jihad. 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.

While all these sex-fatwas may seem bizarre, they highlight two important (though little known in the West) points. First, that jihad is the “pinnacle” of Islam—for it makes Islam supreme; and second, the idea that “necessity makes permissible the prohibited.” 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).

As for the intersection between sex and violence (jihad), it was once explored by the Arabic satellite program Daring Question, which aired various clips of young jihadis giddily singing about their forthcoming deaths and subsequent sexual escapades in heaven. After documenting various anecdotes indicative of jihadi obsession with sex, Egyptian human rights activist Magdi Khalil concluded that “absolutely everything [jihad, suicide operations, etc.] revolves around sex in paradise,” adding, “if you look at the whole of Islamic history, you come up with two words: sex and violence.”

Indeed, Islam’s prophet Muhammad maintained that death during jihad not only blots out all sins—including sexual ones—but it actually gratifies them:

The martyr is special to Allah. He is forgiven [of all sins] from the first drop of blood [that he sheds]. He sees his throne in paradise, where he will be adorned in ornaments of faith. He will wed the ‘Aynhour [a.k.a. "voluptuous women"] and will not know the torments of the grave, and safeguards against the greater terror [hell]. … And he will copulate with 72 ‘Aynhour (see The Al Qaeda Reader, p. 143).

This goes to one of 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 themselves. Lying is forbidden—but permissible to empower Islam. Intentionally killing women and children is forbidden—but permissible during the jihad. Suicide is forbidden—but permissible during the jihad—when it is called “martyrdom.”

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

Even so, this uncompromising mentality, which is prevalent throughout the Islamic world, especially along the frontlines of the jihad, is the same mentality that many Western leaders and politicians think can be appeased with just a bit more respect, well-wishing, and concessions from the West.

Such are the great, and disastrous, disconnects of our time.

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  • Church Politics

    It seems that anything is permissible in Isam, for the cause. Very similar to liberalism

  • friendlykamustaka

    “Because making Islam supreme through jihad is the greatest priority, anything and everything that is otherwise banned becomes permissible.”
    In other words, Sharia is the goal, and jihad the means to achieve and maintain it. This demonstrates how Islam is not a “religion” in the sense that it promotes the best in human behaviour, or “human values”. It is an ideology with a fixed goal. Achieving that goal will involve attitudes and practices which go against all other religions.

  • imnokuffar

    The Open Question?

    Tue, 25/06/2013 – 10:00

    By Imnokuffar-An open question and one that is becoming very apparent is haunting the subconscious of many people. It is in very simple terms this:
    “Is there going to be a civil war in the UK and in various European countries between the Muslims and the “Kuffars”.

    Also who is going to start it?
    Most people laugh at this notion, in fact the majority do. However a significant minority do not.
    Why should this be?

    Are those who forsee a cataclysmic event always wrong, deluded, racist, xenophobic or in the new phrase “ Islamophobic “ or do they actually see which way the wind is blowing?

    What evidence do the people who forsee this supposed event actually present?
    I present this from my own perspective.
    My main concern is that Islam is totally incompatible with western ways of life, customs, laws and traditions.

    Ethnicity in the common sense of the meaning of the word does not come into it as Islam is (supposedly) non discriminatory except in relation to those who are not Muslim.

    In which case they are freely able to discriminate and openly do. Islam is not a race it is a creed and a cult.
    Just ask the Copts, Jews, other Christian denominations, secularists or even various sects within their own cult.

    The evidence is there for all to see, it may be hidden from the general viewer but is easily available on the internet or just by a careful look at the news.

    But not the BBC as it cravenly bows down to Islam and its adherents in order to get the truth from the BBC on this issue just take whatever they say and reverse it.

    Now, note here I do not describe Islam as a “Religion” because I believe it is not.
    I would describe it as a cult whose purpose is power, it is based on economics, the subjugation of the will of those who practice it, terrorism of those who will not succumb, social engineering, bigotry, the complete subjugation of women and conquest.

    Winston Churchill described it well and many of you will be familiar with this quote.
    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
    Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.

    The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

    A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”

    Its bigotry and influence has increased since it has established power bases in the governance of the west and by this I do not mean by the followers of the cult but by those who actually see it as a legitimate religion thus giving it authenticity.

    This includes all our leading religious figures including the Pope and that apostate Williams or his replacement who will not even question this infamy.

    They are actually calling for the imposition or acceptance of Sharia norms in one way or another. That this goes against normal Christian or even non Christian, beliefs is totally ignored.

    This is the foulest of treachery and the people who call for this are leading us to perdition. This is no exaggeration and we that oppose this are supposed to be “extremists” because we want a society that respects our history, values, traditions, the rule of law and democracy.

    WE are the the extremists?

    These creatures treat Islam as just another belief system that is fundamentally not at odds with our society, its structures and its history.

    They go even further and tell us to treat it so even when our senses our common sense bear witness to the fact it is not.
    A stunning and horrendous example of this was the tragic slaughter of Drummer Lee Rigby in broad daylight on our streets.

    This poor man was beheaded, yes his head was cut off by two Muslims in the most gory episode in recent history. After a couple of days and a lot of manufactured outrage in the media this was quietly ditched amid the usual excuses that this was “the work of a minority”.

    That this sort of behaviour is actually sanctioned in the Koran is ignored, the individuals concerned are “insane”, are not representative of the majority of “decent” Muslims.

    These are the same Muslims who get upset over cartoons or any other imagined or actual slight against their cult, stage marches and kill people.

    The reality is when this poor fellow is beheaded by one of their own a few of them cry the crocodile tears, spit out the same platitudes and then go back into the Mosques to listen to preachers who sanction this sort of behaviour.

    They are not the same as us. This much at least must be absolutely obvious to even the most casual observer, that is one who has not had the Multicultural blinders put on and continues to plough the furrow like some plough horse.

    Look at their societies and the wholesale filth that ordinary Muslims live in if they do not have money or influence in their own countries.

    This is nothing more than a feudal and stupid, infantile, moronic society that has nothing to do with us. Their religion created this not us.

    Though they say it is all the fault of the western societies and imperialism or colonisation.
    No matter what we do we cannot change this.

    Indeed the adherents of this cult are so brainwashed that they love their own slavery and submission, seeing it as something noble and as the one and only way to live.

    This is the mode of life they want to impress on non-believers and if they do no submit they are judged as being sub-human and worthy of beheading, slavery, rape, torture and death.

    This is not something I just made up but can be ascertained by just looking at the internet or the news from various sources.
    Their animosity towards the west, bolstered by stupid Dhimmis who want to import more of their jealousy, sense of injustice will eventually lead to war within our own countries by invited invaders.

    Not civil war, as this is defined as a war “A civil war is a war between organized groups within the same nation state or republic” as Muslims define themselves as “The best of people” and have ultimate allegiance only to their Moon God and Mohammed they can be constituted as another nation state within our nation state.

    So any war that occurs is going to be a war in the classical sense by an invading nation. It just so happens that they are already on our own turf and have been cynically invited to be so by various traitorous governments.

    This means they can be constituted as enemy combatants, not as traitors or even terrorists as they are just defending “their” usurped land that they have gained through conquest – albeit conquest through unusual means.

    If you do not believe me just look at the whole concept and actuality now arising of “Muslim” areas where Gays, women who do not dress “modestly” and Alcohol are forbidden and where the Police do nothing to stop these gross infringements on the rights and customs of the indigenous population for fear of terroristic reprisals or infringing on Multicultural and PC rules.

    MI5 has a “behavioural sciences unit” to try to understand the psychology and anthropology of young terrorists, but no comparable unit studying ideology alone.

    It actually states on its website that the threat of subversion in Britain is “now [since the end of the Cold War] considered to be negligible”, and so it no longer investigates it.

    Intelligence agencies think in terms of state power, and they know that subversion by enemy states is not happening now. They have not adjusted to the new reality – subversion that goes way beyond states, the capture of hearts and minds by deception, manufactured Multicultural and Politically Correct values, governmental idiocy, continued and unstoppable mass immigration and the continuous drumbeat of the media, politicians and commentators for the indigenous population to accept all of this.

    It has to stop at some point or even worse come to a head with dire results for our benighted land.

    • billobillo54

      No. The kafirs will submit.

  • Chanah Robinsky

    In his book “Al-Mughni”, Ibn Qudamah* wrote:

    He/muhammad kissed and touched al-Hasan’s (little) penis !!!

    Al-Mughni, Ibn Qudamah al-Maqdasi المغني في الفقه الحنبلي – ابن قدامة المقدسي 202/1

    لا وضوء على من مس ذكر الصغير لأنه يجوز مسه والنظر إليه وقد روي عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم أنه قبل زبيبة الحسن وروي وروي أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم مس زبيبة الحسن ولم يتوضأ


    No need to make ablutions if one touches the male (member) of a young boy because it is permissible to touch it and to look at it and it was told that the prophet (pbuh) kissed the (little) penis of al-Hasan and it was told that the prophet (pbuh) touched the (little) penis of al-Hasan and did not make ablutions.
    “I put on her my cloth to let her wear the cloth of paradise, and had sex with her to ease the grave suffering on her She was the best of god`s creations after Fatma the mother of ali”, Mohammad said that when he got caught sleeping with a dead woman. and that woman was his aunt. (sahih muslim 34424)
    Nice religion nice profit nice god, go to “crossmuslim.” and read abt the niceties of good old dead in hell muhammad they also have videos

  • mserengeti

    Current US policy in support of Syrian Jihadis is just plain wrong! For how long are we going to bend over to the corrupt monarchies of the oil rich Arab emirates hell bend on exporting their misguided ideology of hate and bigotry across the globe. Call Obama, call Congress, tell them enough is enough!!

  • hassan soni

    Do you get the feeling Islam is straight from the devil?

    • Steve Steve

      More than feeling,, It is fact that they are straight from the devil!!

  • Frank Churchill

    Who doesn’t like sex??

    • ColonelNeville

      Dear Frank Churchill:

      Then fuck off you stupid shit. No, really.

  • Sam

    This is absolutely horrifying. I’d make some quip equilivant to this but it would just get blocked.

    Ab-sol-ute-ly un horrifying!!!!

  • aebe

    Insanity . We’ve got it here , can’t blame it on the perverted creatures who will justify anything , to spread their disease called islam .
    Seems like the only way to control islamists would be to rub out their ‘religion’ , but that did not work against the early Christians , and they were not prone to do rape and murder for no more reason than none . >>> “Slice ‘em into bacon , chop ‘em into ham ” Roll ‘em into hot dogs , Squeeze ‘em into Spam” Hey , That’ll wpork !
    The islamists have no respect for their book , their god . If they did , there would not be the continuing fall into madness .
    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights . Carry .

  • KK Singh

    Wrong and stupid reporting!!

  • Linda Wal

    Horrible. Hypocrisy ….