Horror Show Sunday: Muslim Cleric Say “Raping Women is O-Tay!”

Hey, go ahead and rape women, Allah says it’s fine!

There are stories that just make you stop and throw up a little in your mouth, this is one of those stories.  A Muslim cleric, Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni, told Muslim rebels who are fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad, that it’s fine and dandy to rape any women they find in Syria, so long as they’re not Sunni.  The Imam declares that this is a legitimate fatwa saying it’s entirely acceptable to “capture and have sex with” Alawites and other non-Sunni, non-Muslim women.  In his video, posted on YouTube, he uses the word “melk al-yamin,” which appears in the Bible and refers to non-Muslim female sex slaves.

Back in February, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Erika Feller warned that the war in Syria was “increasingly marked by rape and sexual violence employed as a weapon of war to intimidate parties to the conflict destroying identity, dignity and the social fabrics of families and communities.”  Here’s a map that details reported sexual assaults within Syria, along with details of the reports.  It was put together by The Women Under Siege Project, headed up by Lauren Wolfe, who put the findings of her year-long study in The Atlantic.  She says, “rape has been reportedly used widely as a tool of control, intimidation, and humiliation throughout the conflict. And its effects, while not always fatal, are creating a nation of traumatized survivors — everyone from the direct victims of the attacks to their children, who may have witnessed or been otherwise affected by what has been perpetrated on their relatives.”

Of course, al-Ajlawni isn’t the only one to play this card, another Imam, Muhammad al-Arifi, said essentially the same thing a number of months ago, giving permission to Muslim fighters in Syria to have “intercourse marriage”, but only so long as they give all of the rest of their team a turn with their “wife”.

It’s not like rape is the only problem in this 2-year old war, it is estimated that more than 70,000 people have lost their lives in the fighting and more than a million Syrians have fled their homes into other neighboring nations to avoid the violence.  Where the war did not start along wholly religious lines, it has largely become a fight between Sunni Muslims and smaller religious groups.  According to the New York Times, “nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.”  It’s religious zealot against religious zealot, killing and raping each other.

And they say religion is harmless.


6 thoughts on “Horror Show Sunday: Muslim Cleric Say “Raping Women is O-Tay!””

    1. Unfortunately, that's how religion works and you find it across the board, not just with the Muslims. Christians do the same thing, Jews do the same thing, Buddhists do the same thing, none of them stop and think how horrible what they're saying and believing actually are. They are blind to the consequences of their faith.

  1. That’s disgusting, ignorant, stupid and completely incorrect. I am a Muslim, my dad is a leader at a mosque and my grandfather is a scholar. And this ‘claim’ is the most incorrect, offensive and disgusting thing I’ve ever heard. Islam literally means peace in Arabic and God forbids hurting anyone and to show mercy to everyone on this earth no matter religion, race, culture, etc. These people are deranged liars who need to be in solitary confinement or something. I don’t wish death on anyone.

    1. I couldn't care less what it means in Arabic, I care what is practiced in reality. No matter how you view your religion, the fact remains that you have a huge number of people doing evil in the name of your religion. the entire peaceful Muslim community, the overwhelming majority as I keep pointing out, needs to be up in arms over this but the're just not. There is no concerted effort to ferret out the extremists in their midst, extremist that are well known to use their mosques as points of contact to organize for radical violence, to preach extremist views to other Muslims, etc. There is a cancer in Islam and it rests almost entirely on the Muslim community to excise it. Be sure to let us all know when they take that job seriously. That failure is what you really ought to be offended by.

    2. Interesting that you used the name Aisha as your commenting name in defense of the so called peaceful "religion" of Islam. How is Islam peaceful when your own "prophet" was a rapist, a pedophile, and a mass murderer by any modern standard? What a great role model. These are historical facts, do your own research and use sources from people outside of Islam as historians. Oh and let's not invoke the all too common defense of 'it was metaphorical’ or your 'misinterpreting the text'. If you do some research, you'll find you’re the one who is ignorant of what your religion actually says: http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/.

      I do not blame you for believing what you do. You were probably indoctrinated from a young age to believe this nonsense. Of course knowing superficially the situation you are in I would suggest you be cautious if you do begin to doubt your religion.

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