“A degraded sensualism [in Islam] 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. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” —Winston Churchill
The Ayatollah Has Spoken
Through his legal tracts and decrees, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran succeeded in speaking across the ages. A Sharia legal scholar of renown, Khomeini has written much about sex under Islam’s Sharia Law. Khomeini’s legal rulings, while shocking to Westerners, must be kept in perspective. His are mainstream Islamic rulings, bound by the Sharia. Remember: Sharia Law comes from the Sira, the Hadith, and the Koran—or the Biography [of Muhammad], the Traditions [of Muhammad], and the Recitation [by the Angel Gabriel to Muhammad of Allah’s Divine Will]. No Islamic legal scholar can run far afield. The idea is to interpret Allah’s will, based upon what the text actually says or does not say—something that honest jurists everywhere should be doing, no matter what particular tradition is involved.
Khomeini, not surprisingly, orders women to submit to their husbands: “A woman who has contracted a continuing marriage does not have the right to go out of the house without her husband’s permission; she must remain at his disposal for the fulfillment of any one of his desires. . . . If she is totally submissive to him, the husband must provide her with her food, clothing, and lodging, whether or not he has the means to do so. A woman who refuses herself to her husband is guilty, and may not demand from him food, clothing, lodging, or any later sexual relations. . . .” None of these rules are of an enlightened nature, in the context of civilized Western culture. But worse than these are the legal rulings on pedophilia.
Marrying children and having sex with them is legal under Sharia Law. And it amounts to nothing less than legalized pedophilia. In Khomeini’s two-volume work, called Tahrir al Wasilah, he writes the following on this subject: “A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate vaginally, but sodomizing the child is acceptable. If a man does penetrate and damage the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl will not count as one of his four permanent wives and the man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister. . . . It is better for a girl to marry at such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband’s house, rather than her father’s home. Any father marrying [off] his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven.”
Islamically Sanctioned Rape
The Ayatollah Khomeini also decreed, as Supreme Ruler of Iran, that young virgin girls who are convicted prisoners must be raped prior to their executions, in order to make sure they go to hell. It is the duty of a prison guard to rape the girl on the night of her execution, and a mullah is to issue a marriage certificate the next day, just before a box of chocolates is sent to her parents as a wedding gift.
Also, pedophiles may legally rape children by marrying young girls temporarily—for less than twenty-four hours—according to the practice of mut’a. And this action may be repeated, as long as the man pays a nominal fee—a bride price—to the parents each time he marries the girl. In America, we call this child prostitution, since it basically allows a parent to rent out the body of his child repeatedly. On the part of the pedophile, this constitutes a veritable act of rape, since the child has not yet developed to the point of being able to give her willing sexual consent. Imagine a father who marries off his daughter, according to the practice of mut’a, again and again.
Sharia Thigh Sex
In Khomeini’s Little Green Book, he writes that it is permitted for a grown-up man to enjoy a young girl sexually who is still being weaned away from her mother’s milk. To do so legally, he may put his penis between her thighs, and he may kiss her.
Bestiality by the Book
Another quote from Tahrir al Wasilah states that sex with animals is allowed, if certain rules are followed: “A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels, and so on. However, he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, but selling the meat to a neighboring village is reasonable. If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrement become impure and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed as quickly as possible and burned. . . .” (Read more about Khomeini’s Sharia sexual erudition here.
The Sexual Life of Muhammad
In the West, these sexual practices would be regarded as mentally-ill behaviors. But, in Islam, pedophilia, child rape, and even sex slavery are permitted. Why? Because Muhammad participated in pedophilia and rape [with his favorite child bride Aisha], as well as sex slavery [with his concubine slaves]. There is no proof that Muhammad ever had sex with animals, but the fact that he never forbade the practice has rendered it—in legal opinion after legal opinion—halal [permissible], although some Muslims consider it to be, at the same time, makruh [offensive]. The Sira, the Hadith, and the Koran are all silent on the matter, so animal sex cannot be ruled haram [forbidden] on any scriptural basis. And Islam is quite good at disapproving those things that are displeasing to Allah.
Multiculturalists, who characteristically seem to value every other culture but American culture, often implore Westerners not to judge Islamic pedophilia, child rape, and sex slavery practices by Judeo-Christian standards (although doctrinaire Muslims, who are supremacist in every way, are constantly judging—and even condemning—Westerners, based on Islamic standards). But Western traditionalists, who believe strongly in human rights, place such sexual perversions firmly into the category of barbarism, affirming the belief that all cultures are, indeed, not created equal and, therefore, not worthy of co-equal respect with the higher values of a Judeo-Christian culture that is based on the Golden Rule.
Islam Is Islam
Many Westerners who express hope that Islam can be changed—and therewith its awful treatment of women, its policies allowing rape and pedophilia, and its doctrines of sex slavery and human trafficking—do not understand that, as Allah’s final prophet, Muhammad also qualifies as Islam’s final reformer. Anything that comes about after the death of Muhammad cannot be called Islam. The legal treatment of women, children, and animals can never be rewritten in Islam. A “moderate Islam” can never be. According to Turkish President Erdoğan, “This expression [moderate Islam] is wrong. The word Islam is uninflected, it is only Islam. If you say moderate Islam, then an alternative is created, and that is immoderate Islam. As a Muslim, I can’t accept such a concept. Islam rejects extreme concepts. I am not an extreme Muslim.” (Read more at Daniel Pipes’ web site.)
So, in short, those people who live under Sharia Law are still living in the year 632 (Muhammad died on June 8th, 632). And, legally speaking, for Muslims it will continue to be 632 for all of time—which is more than unfortunate for the victimized women who are trapped into a life within that barbaric ideology.
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