This article by Michael Copeland was first published at LibertyGB in July 2013. Since then there has been news coverage of dozens of Yazidi sex slaves in Iraq, of 276 Christian Nigerian girls abducted by night from boarding school to be sex slaves for Boko Haram, and a stream of further scandals in the UK of entrapment of underage English girls for marketing in muslim sex-slave networks.
Islam’s Sex Slaves in Britain
by Michael Copeland
The media term ‘Asian grooming’ is libellous, misleading, and inaccurate. It gratuitously slanders the Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Indian Hindu, Indian Sikh, Thai Buddhist, and many other Asian peoples. The term ‘grooming’ is misleading: to many it concerns men’s hairdressing. The principal complaint, though, is that it is inaccurate. The phenomenon is not Asian but Muslim. It is Islamic sex-slave-taking.
Islam has never abolished slavery: rules of Sharia law govern it. Islam authorises the taking of slaves: the Koran calls them “what your right hand possesses” (4:24). No Islamic state has signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which outlaws slavery. Instead, they have their own Cairo Declaration of Human Rights, which subordinates every provision to Sharia Law. Slavery, even though nominally made illegal by man-made statute, is in use today in several Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, Mali, Sudan and even Egypt, because Sharia overrides “man-made” law. A Christian charity works in Africa buying slaves’ freedom. This liberates some, but it does not, in fact, discourage the kidnapping, as it provides a ready sale.
Sex slaves are a significant feature of slavery. “When I want a sex slave”, says Egyptian Salafi sheikh Huwayni, “I go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.” (Translating Jihad, 11 June 2011) Film footage from the 1960s of Arab Muslims purchasing African slaves can be seen on the Internet. The Koran authorises sex slaves: “lawful unto you are … what your right hand possesses.” (4:24) The text does say “what”, not “whom”: slaves and women are chattels, like domestic animals. Sharia law is seventh-century. Unchanged, it is held to be unchangeable. There has never been a reformation.
In Islamic teaching all non-Muslim countries are Dar al Harb, the ‘Realm of War’: “Britain has always been Dar al Harb,” Anjem Choudary assured the BBC. “Allah is an enemy to unbelievers,” says Koran 2:98, which means that Muslims must be, too. In any such realm of war the soldiers of Allah, the jihadis, are entitled to take slaves from the non-Muslim enemy, the kuffar: Sheikh Saad al-Buraik exhorted his listeners:
Their women are yours to take, legitimately. God made them yours. Why don’t you enslave their women?
Sheikh Huwayni confirms the law (Translating Jihad, 11 June 2011):