An Islamic scholar has allegedly claimed that rape is permissible.
Saud Saleh, who is a professor in Cairo, Egypt, allegedly argued that Allah permits sexual violence between Muslim men and non-Muslim women, adding that the act is often used to “humiliate” infidels and save Muslim women from the pressures of premarital sex.
The professor from Al-Azhar University in Cairo said rape of women is permitted during time of “legitimate” war between Muslims and their adversaries.
Speaking during an interview, the controversial professor called on Muslims to abort trafficking of Asian women for sexual satisfaction. Saud argued that slave women provide a legitimate opportunity for Muslim men to explore their sexual fantasies.
The Islamic cleric also explained that slavery existed before Islam, adding that—in those days—it was common to trade “freeborn men and women.”
‘Islam did not end slavery,” Saud said, ‘but it provided rules to regulate when it is allowed.’
‘The only legitimately-owned slaves are those captured during wars,’ she said.
On this premise, she allegedly claims that legitimate ownership of slaves (such as female prisoners of war) confers on Muslim men the rights to exploit them for sexual gratification.
‘Female prisoners of war are those whom you own…Those non-Muslim women are humiliated by making them the property of an army commander (Muslim male) who is allowed—by law—to rape any of them in the same way he has sex with his wives.’
Dr Andrew Holt, who is a professor of History at Florida State College, disagreed with Saud’s claims. ‘The alleged comments from a fellow professor are totally disheartening,’ he said. ‘It is more so because she is a respected scholar from Sunni Islam’s most prestigious university which is more than 1,000 years old.’
Dr Holt admits that Saud’s statement indirectly supports capture, enslavement, and rape of Yazidi women by barbaric ISIS (also known as Daesh). Citing statements from Dabiq (a propaganda magazine owned by Daesh), he said Saud is encouraging Muslim fighters for the fanatical death cult to enslave and “humiliate” pagan women.
In his words, “According to ISIS, the practice of forcing the Yazidis and other religious minorities into sexual slavery is a way to prevent the sin of premarital sex or adultery, as well as a sign that the Final Battle will soon occur.
“In the fourth issue of Dabiq, an article titled ‘The Revival of Slavery before the Hour’ explains that polytheist and pagan women can and should be enslaved.”