Female Surrender, Wife-Beating, & Rape Culture in Islam

Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them.  Good women are obedient.  They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them.  As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.  Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely Allah is most high.”  —Koran 4:34


The Real War on Women

By increasing Muslim immigration into the United States, the government is bringing in more abusive men who batter their wives, more Islamic clergy who will condemn gays to death, and more pedophiles with child-wives.  Muslim men will, eventually, marry American women and subject them to abuse as well.  All of this is the Sunnah (the Way) of Muhammad.

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Naïve Notions

Naïve American women often misunderstand the consequences of marrying a Muslim.  These women, under the Sharia, give up most of their rights.  And many are unable to endure the beatings and the hardships; so they leave, not comprehending that doing so makes them the targets of violent Islamic attacks and honor-killings.


Staying in a Bad Muslim Marriage

Women who stay in Muslim marriages risk being raped by their husbands, and, if they are raped by men other than their husbands, they require four male witnesses to prove the sex was not consensual.  Having consensual sex outside of Muslim matrimony means a death sentence for illegal sex, in the form of adultery.  Since Sharia Law values the word of a man over the word of a woman, many women have been unjustly punished, losing their lives to stoning or beheading, for lack of four male witnesses to prove innocence.


Wife-Beating and Male Superiority

islam-vs-womenWife-beating is something most Muslim men participate in, because Muhammad—the perfect role model, according to Allah—was himself a wife-beater.  With the justification for domestic violence coming straight out of Islamic texts, Muslim men use misogynistic brutality to maintain their patriarchal dominance over necessarily submissive women.

Koran 4:34 dictates that women must submit to men, because Allah’s unequal creation of males and females made men better than women and also because of the fact that men support women financially.  Good women, according to Allah, are fearful and obedient housewives who dress modestly.  Men are instructed to use three methods of disciplining a woman who disobeys him: 1) scold her; 2) make her go to a separate bed; and 3) beat her, if the first two disciplinary methods do not yield the desired results.  This Koranic verse pretty well establishes the ethic of male superiority in Islam.


Muhammad Beats Aisha

Of course, Muslim apologists deny that the Koran actually permits wife-beating, saying it has been wrongly interpreted.  But in Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith 2127, it is written that Muhammad causes his wife Aisha physical pain by hitting her in the chest.  “He [Muhammad] said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me?  I [Aisha] said: Yes.  He [Muhammad] struck me on the chest which caused me pain. . . .”


Abu Bakr Beats Aisha

Abu Bakr, Aisha’s father and the first Caliph of Islam after the death of Muhammad, also violently strikes Aisha with his fist, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 82, Hadith 828: “Narrated Aisha: Abu Bakr came towards me and struck me violently with his fist and said, ‘You have detained the people because of your necklace.’  But I remained motionless as if I was dead lest I should awake Allah’s Apostle although that hit was very painful.”


Aisha Says Muslim Women Suffer the Most

In Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 72, Hadith 715, Aisha remarks that it is the wives of Muslims—“the believing women”—who suffer most: “Narrated Ikrima: Rifaa divorced his wife whereupon Abdur-Rahman married her.  Aisha said that the lady came wearing a green veil and complained to her [Aisha] and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating.  It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s messenger came, Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women.  Look!  Her skin is greener than her clothes!’”


Muhammad on Wife-Beating in His Farewell Sermon

women in islamExamples of wife-beating, to justify the correctness of the behavior, abound in Islam.  Wife-beating is even mentioned in Muhammad’s Farewell Sermon, in the Sira (The Life of Muhammad, Section 969): “You have rights over your wives and they have rights over you.  You have the right that they should not defile your bed and that they should not behave with open unseemliness.  If they do, God allows you to put them in separate rooms and to beat them but not with severity.  If they refrain from these things they have the right to their food and clothing with kindness.  Lay injunctions on women kindly, for they are prisoners with you having no control of their persons.  You have taken them only as a trust from God, and you have the enjoyment of their persons by the words of God. . . .”

Al-Tabari’s rendition of the last two sentences of the above oration (in The History of al-Tabari, Volume 9, pp. 112-113) goes like this: “Treat women well, for they are [like] domestic animals with you and do not possess anything for themselves.  You have taken them only as a trust from God, and you have made the enjoyment of their persons lawful by the word of God. . . .”

This description of women, in tandem with the encouragement of domestic violence, is more than enough information to understand the status of women within the Muslim world as little more than slaves to the men.


Muslim Men versus Kafir Women

When it comes to women, the dualism which exists between Muslim men and Muslim women is bad enough.  But the relationship between Muslim men and Kafir—non-Muslim—women is absolutely horrific.

Muhammad and the Koran advocate the rape of Kafir women.  After fighting in battles for Allah and Muhammad, jihadists participate in raping the wives and the daughters of the men they have bested in combat.  Jihad rape is considered a sacred war tactic.  Muhammad encouraged his warriors to rape the wives and daughters of the enemy, because it was necessary to degrade and humiliate the Kafirs in any possible way.  Having to go through being raped is spiritually punishing to both husbands and wives, as well as parents and daughters.  Rape, as a sacred weapon of fear and subjugation, forces Kafirs to submit.  Currently, in Sweden and other European countries, the rate of rape—due to immigrant Muslim rape gangs’ sexual subjugation of Kafir women—is skyrocketing.  Of course, “politically correct” media outlets typically refuse to report on this issue, for fear of being labeled as bigots, even if the facts come down as a solid indictment against the Muslim rapists.  (It is interesting that—when it comes to rape—the problem of pedophilia among Catholic priests is not off-limits.)

Raping a Muslim woman—if she can prove it was rape by the testimony of four male witnesses—will end in punishment for the offender.  But Kafir women are not the same as Muslims and do not warrant any protection at all under the Sharia.  There is no penalty for the rape of a Kafir.  Raping a Kafir is part of the Sunnah of Muhammad.  Muhammad forced sex on Kafir women, so it is automatically sanctioned by Islam for Muslim men to partake in the sacred act of raping Kafirs.


What the Koran Actually Says

There is no real discussion of rape qua rape in the Koran.  There is likewise no verse which forbids forced sex.  But what does exist is a verse giving Muslim men permission to commit rape against women taken by their right hands—their sword hands—in jihad.  As part of a discourse on the subject of forbidden sex, here is how Koran 4:24 reads: “Also [sexually forbidden are] married women, except those slaves whom your right hands possess [as war booty].  Thus has Allah ordained for you.  All others [who are not your slaves] are lawful, provided you seek them from your property, desiring chastity, not fornication.  So with those among them whom you have enjoyed, give them their required due, but if you agree mutually after the requirement [has been determined], there is no sin on you.  Surely, Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.”

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