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Philippines: Islamic State forces women to become sex slaves and orders hostages to convert to Islam, a post from JihadWatch.org, with comments for additional reading pleasure

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

And as for the forced conversions, the  Qur’an says that “there is no compulsion in religion,” (2:256), but what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder. The institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion. Remember Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, the journalists who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam — even though their conversions were obviously coerced, their captors made them say that they were converting freely, and the captors probably believed that themselves. After all, the journos could have chosen to be killed instead.

“ISIS forces women trapped in over-run Philippines city to become sex slaves and orders hostages to convert to Islam as it uses Christian human shields to fend off Duterte’s troops,” by Rory Tingle, Mailonline, June 27, 2017:

ISIS fighters in the Philippines are forcing women to become sex slaves and hiding behind 100 Christian human shields as the vicious battle to retake a city held by the militants enters its second month.

Terrorists from the Maute group seized Marawi City five weeks ago and have taken hostages who they are forcing to convert to Islam and carry wounded fighters.

Most of Marawi’s 200,000 citizens have fled since the attack on May 23, and those left behind have been subjected to horrific abuse, according to escapees.

‘They are being forced to be sex slaves, forced to destroy the dignity of these women,’ said army spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera.

‘This is what is happening inside, this is very evident..these are evil personalities.’

Hostages include leading churchman Father Teresito Soganub.

Abdullah Maute, one of two brothers who formed the group, said on Sunday he would free Soganub in return for his parents, who are being held by police.

But this request was refused by Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, with his spokesman saying any bargaining with terrorists was against government policy.

Heavy clashes broke out today as strongman leader Duterte ordered intense bombing raids by planes on the shrinking rebel zone.

The authorities believe Soganub and more than 100 other Christians are being held by the Islamic State-affiliated insurgents as human shields….

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    1. epistemology says

      June 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Business as usual, infidel women are abused as sex slaves and innocent people used as human shields. Islam and human rights are absolutely incompatible. Wherever Muslims are they rape and kill. The rest of the Philippines is Catholic, there is peace and security but as soon as you have Muslims anywhere, theer is always murder and all sorts of other crime.

      Our world would be a much better place without this invidious ideology.

        • Dave says

          June 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

          Agree. Left/Liberal Loons have bought and sold the “Islam is religion of peace” while ignoring the history of jihad and the present active ongoing jihadi attacks .

          While Muslim youths practice the art of torturing and beheading infidels in their Muslim only Islamic mini states http://bit.ly/2tlUWt3 ………..to prepare for future jihadi attacks !

          Left/Liberal Loons Run away when they are attacked !

        • Budvarakbar says

          June 28, 2017 at 12:58 am

          He has a hell of a long way to go — watch the 1939 movie: “The Real Glory” starring Gary Cooper, David Niven and Broderick Crawford — re 1906 Philippines — nothing new under the sun! A Pamela Geller Saturday movie from 1-1/2 years ago — free – full length on You Tube.

    1. john spielman says

      June 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      HEY FOLKS! lets cut islam some slack- without threats of death to convert people to islam and threats of death if they think about leaving islam, islam would not exist.
      so islam must do this to survive!

      ( SARC)

    1. Eur says

      June 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      They only follow the Koran and the Sunnah, according to their laws infidel women can be sex slaves. Resisting would be Islamophobic because there is freedom of worship here, if their religion demands blood we should be tolerant and offer our heads. Ohhhh the religion of peace …..

    1. mortimer says

      June 27, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Pope Francis should convince those holding Father Teresito Soganub that their version of Islam is a ‘DISTORTION’ of a noble religion, rather than jihad in the way of Allah.

      The RCC has to start becoming aware of the primary Islamic source texts, rather than relying on the spontaneous GUESSES of Pope Frank.

    1. Georg says

      June 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Islamic scripture has led to an ascendant Nazism 2.0. What a world contribution. At least our leaders didn’t consider Nazism an ideology of peace. This is going to get really, really, really, really bad. Was wondering when the mutation in “interpretation” in everyone’s favorite “moderate”, “largest Muslim country in the world”, Indonesia, would occur and it looks as though it’s happening via Malaysia (how properly named) and the Islamic Emirate of Mindanao. How stupid we [kafirs] are.

        • Budvarakbar says

          June 28, 2017 at 1:14 am

          Actually Nazism 1.0 was Islam 3.0 (Communism being Islam 2.0) — Hitler’s mistake was being TOO honest — he should have claimed that he was visited by the angel Gabriel while in prison and had Mein Kampf dictated to him by the angel!

    1. Barbara says

      June 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      I would wish these dirtbags to go to hell. It would be a cold day that they could force me to do their damn will. They are savages that deserve the worst.

    1. Wellington says

      June 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Islam is obsessed with three things: power, sex and death (N.B., unlike other religions there is virtually nothing spiritual about this creed, which itself is telling and damning in its own right).

      Allah, Mohammed’s hand puppet, is merely the “excuse,” the “catalyst,” the “authority,” by which Muslims engage in these three things, these three priorities, first established by Mohammed, a most influentially clever and lethal psychopath if ever there were one.

      And so mankind often suffers terribly because of this religion, which is warped beyond any capacity for redemption or reformation. It’s suffering now. In the Philippines. In India. In the Middle East. In Europe. In America. In Canada. In Africa. In…. In…. In….

      Thus, not to despise Islam is not to despise evil. Indeed, it amounts to being in league with evil, whether wittingly or unwittingly being the only variable here.

    1. Lydia says

      June 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      No one can force me to convert to anything.
      I will gladly die for my Christian faith.
      Or whatever else happens, but I will remain and die a Christian.

      For those who renounce, that too, is a choice.
      Obviously under intense pressure, but a choice nonetheless.

      And they will have to fight hard in order to rape me, that’s for sure.

    1. gravenimage says

      June 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Philippines: Islamic State forces women to become sex slaves and orders hostages to convert to Islam

      That this savagery is going on right in the Philippines is horrifying–but it is not surprising.

    1. Matthieu Baudin says

      June 27, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      The whole of Mindanao could be liberated in good time, after which conditions should be set down containing the practice of Islam in the island, including stringent laws and penalties against the persecution of apostates, Christians and other non Muslim individuals.

  1. TheBuffster says

    June 27, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    So here’s the map of how it works, as I see it: Muslims settle in an area, keeping together in their own community. True, most migrant groups do this for a while. But the orthodox, devoted Muslims don’t mean to ever integrate and they keep building their Muslim community while the most severe among them keep watch on the behavior of their tribe. The most morally rational will eventually escape from the community to assimilate with the wider culture and the area will thereby become more Islamically pure as time goes on. The more religious the Muslim area becomes the more it will lose its most reasonable and independent-minded members.

    The Muslim area continues to spread the edges of its territory outward until there’s have a fair bit of real estate in Muslim possession. Any non-Muslims living in their neighborhoods get harassed until they move away. No non-Muslims in the know will buy in that neighborhood, so the property will most likely be bought by a Muslim. For the heterodox Muslims, life there will feel a lot like life in a Muslim country, minus the harshest aspects of Sharia, but the social attitude will be stifling and they’ll have to make choices about whether to stay close to family or leave the area. Pressure on them to be more orthodox may persuade some and repel others.

    At a certain point the community will become a no-go zone. Weapons get stockpiled. The area becomes a haven for terrorists. When the leaders of the orthodox cult believe the time is right, their territory is large enough, and their most devoted members are trained, they will begin their war to gain independence for their territory. And then all the kaffir areas close by will be in the position of Israel.

    That’s the only way that by-the-book Muslims can carry out the mission that Allah has given them in the world as it is today. They can’t charge in as an army on their horses, wielding their scimitars, and offer the residents the three choices. Their enemies are too militarily powerful for that to work.

    But, oh look! While the unbelievers are militarily superior to them in every way, they have psychologically disarmed themselves with cultural relativism and a denigration of objective reasoning and their own culture! Allah has lead them to be blind and weak, to open their gates and let the Muslims in as refugees and give them welfare and make conquest possible in a new way! And the Koran says that when there is an *opportunity* to conquer, it is the Muslims’ DUTY to take that opportunity – they MUST NOT pass it up.

    So those who know their Islam, who are not pickers and choosers (“hypocrites” according to the Koran) and who take Islam with full seriousness, see this opportunity opening up and they are bound to take it. And as True Believers they will regard this opportunity as foolproof, as the doing of Allah, and have full confidence that this is what they’re supposed to do.

    I’ve spent 38 years reading up on Islam. From the Koran to the Bukhari hadith to the histories to the testimonies of apostates to the statements of orthodox leaders and observing of current events through my decades of life, I’ve come to this conclusion. This is what the present situation looks like to me. This is what I see happening. And this situation in the Philippines is just one of the present day situations that shows what jihad-minded Muslims aim to do everywhere.

    • Budvarakbar says

      June 28, 2017 at 1:23 am

      “I’ve spent 38 years reading up on Islam.”
      and you still haven’t caught on — giving them a pass plying us with the BULLSH-T that there is a “moderate Islam”

      • Budvarakbar says

        June 28, 2017 at 1:26 am

        ““I’ve spent 38 years reading up on Islam.””
        37 years, 364 days (plus 9 days +/- for leap years), 23 hours and 59 minutes utterly WASTED!

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The first act involved in islamic slavery is to destroy the family unit of the slave and transform it’s members in to isolated individuals. This is the most wicked and retrograde form of slavery possible. Only after this is accomplished does Islam slip in to the role of the lovey-dovey slave benefactor. What a hypocritical transformation! Biblical forms of slavery never descend to this level of wickedness. In the bible through all forms of slavery the family unit of the slave is preserved as God-given and sacrosanct. In the bible the slave, of whatever kind, is given the right and the means to preserve his family intact and inviolable

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Muhammad disobeyed the Qur’an

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Slavery in Islam, by Silas, from Answering-Islam

 by Silas


Islam institutionalized slavery. Muhammad began to take slaves after he moved to Medina, and had power. Slaves were usually taken in raids on nearby Arab tribes, or war, either through offensive or defensive actions. Islam allows the taking of slaves as “booty”, or reward for fighting. This has led to numerous “jihads” by Muslim states and tribes to attack other non-Muslim groups and obtain slaves. Islamic jurisprudence laid down regulations for the proper treatment of slaves. However, abuses have occurred throughout history.


The West is familiar with the history of slavery in the new world. It was sinful and terrible, and it lasted for several hundred years. And it was abolished mainly through the efforts of Christians in England (Wilberforce, Clarkson) and America (the Abolitionists, primarily Protestant).

However, few people in the west know about Islam and slavery. Most would be surprised that Islam authorizes the taking of slaves as spoils of war. From the days that Muhammad drew his sword to rob and conquer non-Muslims to this very day, Muslims have been taking non-Muslims, and even other black Muslims, as slaves.

Muslims were enslaving black Africans long before any slave ships sailed for the New World. Muslims were taking and making slaves all over the lands they had conquered. Later, when slave ships were loaded with black slaves, often, a Muslim slave broker had the human cargo all ready to go. American slavers rarely had to go into inland to capture slaves, they were already waiting there, courtesy of some Muslim ruler, and/or slave broker! In many cases, if the black slaves were not sent to the New World, they were sent to the Mideast to be enslaved by Arabs, or kept by other black Muslims as slaves.


To begin with, the Quran justifies slavery, and often mentions slaves. Here are some relevant verses:

33:50 – “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.”

This verse clearly shows that Muslims believe that taking slaves in war was a God-given right. These slaves were considered ‘booty’ or the spoils of war. As the saying goes: to the victors go the spoils.

23:5 –   “… except with their wives and slave girls, for these are lawful to them:…”

The passage’s context here (not quoted in full) details how Muslim males are allowed to have sexual relations with their wives and slave girls. Implicit in this is that Muslim males had slave-concubines. 70:30 is basically a repeat of 23:5.

Ibn Sa’d’s “Tabaqat”, gives a clear description of Muhammad having “relations” with at least one of his slave girls. Muhammad had sexual relations with Mariyah, his Coptic slave.  Mariyah and her sister, Sirin were slaves given as gifts to Muhammad. Muhammad gave Sirin to Hasan Thabit, the poet. Ibn Sa’d says that Muhammad “liked Mariyah, who was of white complexion, with curly hair and pretty.” [Taken from Ibn Sa’d’s “Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir” (Book of the Major Classes), p151].

Ibn Sa’d also writes that Mariyah bore Muhammad a son named Ibrahim. He died 18 months later. Sa’d writes: “If he had lived, no maternal uncle of his would have remained in bondage”, p164.  This shows that there were other Coptic slaves owned by the Muslims.

The Quran also instructs Muslims NOT to force their female slaves into prostitution (24:34), and even allows Muslims to marry slaves if they so desire (4:24), and to free them at times as a penalty for crime or sin (4:92, 5:89, 58:3) and even allows slaves to buy their liberty, if they meet certain of their master’s conditions (24:33). [90:10 ‘freeing of a bondsman’ refers to Muslims ransoming other Muslims who were slaves of non-Muslims.]

While I think it’s nice to allow a slave to obtain his freedom, (at his master’s discretion) it is tragic that Islam allows them to be enslaved in the first place.  That’s like robbing a bank and giving some of the money back to the bank, and thinking you did the right thing!

The above verses show that taking slaves was ordained by Allah, and that it was permissible for Muslim males to have sex with their female slaves. It also shows that slaves were a valuable commodity to the Muslims, otherwise, Allah would not have imposed the penalty of freeing a slave to make up for a crime.


There are hundreds of Hadith that deal with slavery. Whole chapters of Hadith are dedicated to dealing with the taxation, treatment, sale, and jurisprudence of slaves. In addition to this, numerous Hadith mention slaves, and their relation to their Muslim masters. Here is a selection of Hadith on slaves: [all Hadith are from Sahih Bukhari, unless noted.]

Vol. 7-#137 Narrated Abu al-Khudri: “We got female captives in the war booty and we used to do coitus interruptus with them.  So we asked Allah’s messenger about it and he said, “Do you really do that?” repeating the question thrice, “There is no soul that is destined to exist but will come into existence, till the Day of Resurrection.””

Here, Muslims had taken female slaves, and had sex with them. Muhammad approved of this. He only admonished them not to practice coitus interruptus.

Vol. 5-#459 [This Hadith is similar to the above. However, additional details are added]. Narrated Ibn Muhairiz: “I entered the mosque and saw Abu Khudri and sat beside him and asked him about coitus interruptus. Abu said, “We went out with Allah’s messenger for the Ghazwa (attack upon) Banu Mustaliq and we received captives from among the Arab captives and we desired women and celibacy became hard on us and we loved to do coitus interruptus. So when we intended to do coitus interruptus we said “How can we do coitus interruptus without asking Allah’s messenger while he is present among us?” We asked (him) about it and he said “It is better for you not to do so, for if any soul (till the Day of Resurrection) is predestined to exist, it will exist.””

Here, the Muslims attacked the Banu Mustaliq, and took slaves. The female slaves were distributed as booty to the Muslim soldiers. Being away from home, the soldiers became horny, and want to have sexual relations with the newly captured female slaves. They went to Muhammad and asked about coitus interruptus. He told them not to practice that, but to complete the sexual act with the slaves. Related Hadith show that they didn’t want to get the women pregnant because they wanted to be able to sell them later on. Under Islamic law they were not allowed to sell pregnant female slaves.

In effect, Muhammad okayed the rape of female prisoners.

Vol. 3-#765

Narrated Kuraib: the freed slave of Ibn ‘Abbas, that Maimuna bint Al-Harith told him that she manumitted a slave-girl without taking the permission of the Prophet. On the day when it was her turn to be with the Prophet, she said, “Do you know, O Allah’s Apostle, that I have manumitted my slave-girl?” He said, “Have you really?” She replied in the affirmative. He said, “You would have got more reward if you had given her (i.e. the slave-girl) to one of your maternal uncles.”

Here a woman frees a slave girl, but Muhammad says that she would have gotten more (heavenly) reward if she had given the slave one of her uncles, thus keeping the slave in slavery.

Vol. 7-#734     “….At the door of the [Muhammad’s] room there was a slave to whom I went and said, “Ask the permission for me to enter”…..

This is a long Hadith, and the quote reveals that Muhammad has slaves working in his house.

Vol. 7-#344     Narrated Anas:  “Allah’s messenger went to the house of his slave tailor, and he was offered a dish of gourd of which he started eating. I have loved to eat gourd since I saw Allah’s messenger eating it.”

This Hadith shows that another one of Muhammad’s slaves was a tailor. #346 gives additional details.

Vol. 5-#541     Narrated Abu Huraira: When we conquered Khaibar, we gained neither gold nor silver as booty, but we gained cows, camels, goods and gardens. Then we departed with Allah’s apostle to the valley of Al-Qira, and at that time Allah’s messenger had a slave called Midam who had been presented to him by one of Banu Ad-Dibbab. While the slave was dismounting the saddle of Allah’s messenger an arrow the thrower of which was unknown, came and hit him…..

This Hadith shows that Muhammad held a slave, who was struck with an arrow.

Vol. 5-#637     Narrated Buraida:  The prophet sent Ali to Khalid to bring the Khumus ([one fifth] of the booty) and I hated Ali, and Ali had taken a bath (after a sexual act with a slave girl from the Khumus). I said to Khalid, “Don’t you see this (i.e. Ali)?” When we reached the prophet I mentioned that to him. He said, “O Buraida! Do you hate Ali?” I said, “Yes” He said, “Do you hate him, for he deserves more than that from the Khumus.”

The note for this Hadith says “Buraida hated Ali because he had taken a slave girl form the booty and considered that as something not good.”

Here Ali took a newly captured slave girl, and had sex with her. When Muhammad was told about it, he approved of it. Note that slaves were considered as booty, and as a man’s property, they can use the female slave for sex, i.e., rape them.

Vol. 5-#512     Narrated Anas:  “…..The prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives….”

This Hadith details the attack on the Jews of Khaibar. Again, many of the women and children were taken and made into slaves.

Vol. 5-Chapter 67 Narrated Ibn Ishaq: The Ghazwa (attack upon) Uyaina bin Hisn waged against Banu Al-Anbar, a branch of Banu Tamim.  The prophet sent Uyaina to raid them.  He raided them and killed some of them and took some others as captives.

Here, Muhammad sent out his men to attack another tribe. The killed some of them and took others as captives. Once again, the Muslims attacked a neighboring tribe.

Vol. 5-#182     Narrated Aisha:  “Abu Bakr had a slave who used to give him some of his earnings.

Vol. 5-#50       Narrated Amr Maimun: “….The slave of Al-Mughira…”

[another Muslim who owned the slave that killed Umar.]

….Al-Abbas had the greatest number of slaves….

[Al-Abbas, the future Muslim leader had many slaves].

Vol. 9-#462     Narrated Aisha:  “…Furthermore you may ask the slave girl who will tell you the truth”. So the prophet asked Barira (my slave girl)…

Aisha had her own slave.

Also, volume 7-#s 845, 341, 352, 371, 410, 413, 654, ch. 22, ch. 23, and

volume 1-#s 29, 439, 661,

volume 9-#s ch. 23, ch. 32, #293, 296, 277, 100, 80.

All these Hadith detail that many other Muslims owned slaves.


Abu Dawud, vol. 2, chapter 597 – “On a Man who Beats His Slave While he is in the Sacred State (wearing Ihram).”

#1814- “(Abu Bakr) began to beat him (Bakr’s slave) while the apostle of Allah was smiling and saying: “Look at this man who is in the sacred state, what is he doing?” [The note for this Hadith says “Abu Bakr beat his slave to teach him sense of responsibility.”]

Abu Dawud, vol. 2, chapter 683 – “On the Marriage of a Slave without the Permission of His Masters”

#2074- “Ibn Umar reported the prophet as saying: “If a slave marries without the permission of his master, his marriage is null and void.”

Abu Dawud, vol. 2, chapter 1317 – “Contractual Obligation of a Slave.”

#3499, 3500-   “The contractual obligation of a slave is three days. If he finds defect in the slave within three days, he may return it without any evidence; if he finds a defect after three days, he will be required to produce evidence that the slave had the defect when he brought it.”


The chapters mentioned below show just how intrinsic slavery was during Muhammad’s life, and the lives of the Caliphs. The Muwatta is a book of Islamic jurisprudence. It is full of regulations on dealing with slaves. Slaves were used throughout the Islamic world.  Judging from the amount of Hadith here, it is safe to assume that many Muslims owned slaves.

Chapter 368 – “Who takes the Property of a Slave When He is Freed”

Chapter 371 – “Slaves who cannot be set Free in the Obligatory Freeing of a Slave”

Chapter 383 – “Cohabitation with a Slave Girl after Declaring Her ‘Mudabbir'” (free after the master’s death).

Chapter 387 – “Who is Entitled to the Property of a Slave or Slave Girl at the time of Sale.”

Chapter 388 – “The Limit of Responsibility of the Seller in the Sale of a Slave or Slave Girl.”

Chapter 390 – “On the Conditional Sale of a Slave Girl.”

There are additional chapters dealing with slaves. This list is enough to show that dealing with slaves during and after Muhammad’s time was extensive.


There are additional Islamic writings that document how Muhammad took purchased, sold, and gave away slaves. The following quotes are from “Behind the Veil”.

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, a great scholar and Islamic historian says in his book “Zad al-Ma’ad”, part 1, p160:

“Muhammad had many male and female slaves. He used to buy and sell them, but he purchased more slaves then he sold.  He once sold one black slave for two.  His purchases of slaves were more than he sold.”

“Muhammad had a number of black slaves. One of them was named ‘Mahran’. Muhammad forced him to do more labor than the average man. Whenever Muhammad went on a trip and he, or his people, got tired of carrying their stuff, he made Mahran carry it. Mahran said “Even if I were already carrying the load of 6 or 7 donkeys while we were on a journey, anyone who felt weak would throw his clothes or his shield or his sword on me so I would carry that, a heavy load”. Tabari and Jawziyya both record this, so Islam accepts this as true.”

Ali, who was Muhammad’s son-in-law, whipped Aisha’s slave in front of Muhammad to make her talk about the adultery charges against Aisha.  Muhammad did not say a word to Ali about beating the female slave. [From the Sirat Rasulallah, p496.]

In the Sirat Rasulallah, Muhammad massacred 800 males and took their women and children as slaves. He kept at least one Jewish female named Rayhana as his concubine, and gave the rest away to the Muslims. The Sirat says (p466) “Then the apostle divided the property, wives, and children of Banu Qurayza among the Muslims….


“Then the apostle sent Sa’d Zayd brother of Ashhal with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horse and weapons.”

            One thing for certain: MUHAMMAD WAS A SLAVER.

The names of many of Muhammad’s slaves are detailed in Muslim writings and they can be found in “Behind the Veil”.

Some Muslims claim that slaves under Islam were always treated fairly and kindly, and that slaves in the West were always treated like “chattel”. The fact is that the real treatment slaves in both the west and under Islam has varied. Some slaves were treated fairly, others were treated brutally. Both the Quran and New Testament command masters to treat slaves fairly. Compare Ephesians 6:9 with Sura 4:36. Both are similar. However, the New Testament condemns slave trading in 1 Tim 1:10 (menstealers is the same word for slave-traders), the Quran allows for, even urges slave-taking.


According to the Hughes Dictionary of Islam, slaves had few civil or legal rights.  For example:

  1. a) Muslim men were allowed to have sex anytime with females slaves – Sura 4:3, 4:29, 33:49.
  2. b) Slaves are as helpless before their masters as idols are before God – Sura 16:77
  3. c) According to Islamic Tradition, people at the time of their capture were either to be killed, or enslaved. Shows you that they were at the bottom of the barrel to start with.
  4. d) According to Islamic jurisprudence, slaves were merchandise. The sales of slaves was in accordance with the sale of animals.
  5. e) Muhammad ordered that some slaves who were freed by their master be RE-ENSLAVED!
  6. f) It is permissible under Islamic law to whip slaves.
  7. g) According to Islam, a Muslim could not be put to death for murdering a slave. 2:178 and the Jalalayn confirm this.
  8. h) According to Islam, the testimony of slaves is not admissible in court. Ibn Timiyya and Bukhari state this.
  9. i) According to Islamic jurisprudence, slaves cannot choose their own marriage mate. – Ibn Hazm, vol. 6, part 9.
  10. j) According to Islamic jurisprudence, slaves can be forced to marry who their masters want. – Malik ibn Anas, vol. 2, page 155.

Slavery continued in Islamic lands from about the beginning to this very day. Muslim rulers always found support in the Quran to call ‘jihad’, partly for booty, part for the purpose of taking slaves.  As the Islamic empire disintegrated into smaller kingdoms, and each ruler was able to decide what Islam’s theology really meant. Usually, he always found it in support of what he wanted to do. Their calls of jihad against their neighbor facilitated the taking of slaves for Islam. The Quran and Islamic jurisprudence support the taking of slaves, so, those petty Muslim rulers were following the Quran when they needed slaves.


1)         Islam allows Muslims to make slaves out of anyone who is captured during war.

2)         Islam allows for the children of slaves to be raised as slaves

3)         Like #1, Islam allows for Christians and Jews to be made into slaves if they are captured in war. After Muslim armies attacked and conquered Spain, they took thousands of slaves back to Damascus. The key prize was 1000 virgins as slaves. They were forced to go all the way back to Damascus.

4)         Christians and Jews, who had made a treaty with the ruling Muslims could be made into slaves if they did not pay the “protection” tax. This paying for ‘protection’ was just like paying a Mafia racketeer! This allowed Muslim rulers to extort money from non-Muslim people.



Although Muslims took slaves from all over the lands they conquered, many of the Muslim slaves were black Africans. There were forced to do the harshest labor.

There was a famous black slave revolt in Iraq where thousands of black slaves revolted and killed tens of thousands of Arabs in Basrah. There slaves were forced to work in the large Muslim saltpeter mines. During their revolt, they conquered the city of Basrah, in Iraq. They conquered city after city, and they couldn’t be stopped. Their uprising and drive for freedom lasted for about 11 years. [“The History of Islam”, Robert Payne, p.185.]

As the Muslim armies continued to conquer land, they acquired many slaves. Bernard Lewis in “The Arabs in History” writes: “polytheists and idolaters were seen primarily as sources of slaves.”

In the early years of the Arab conquests, vast numbers of slave were acquired by capture. C.E. Bosworth in “The Islamic Dynasties” writes: “the use of this labor enabled the Arabs to live on the conquered land as a rentier class and to exploit some of the economic potential of the rich Fertile Crescent.”

Ibn Warraq writes: “Arabs were deeply involved in the vast network of slave trading – they scoured the slave markets of China, India, and Southeast Asia. There were Turkish slaves from Central Asia, slaves from the Byzantine Empire, white slave from Central and East Europe, and Black slaves from West and East Africa. Every city in the Islamic world had its slave market.”


Muhammad did say that slaves should be treated fairly. But they were still a Muslim’s property. Just as abuses occurred under Christianity, so too, many abuses occurred, and still occur under Islam. The difference between the two is that Islam ordains the taking of slaves during war, thus perpetuating slavery. Christianity does not. In slavery’s perpetual existence, Islam has seen great abuses of slaves.

Everyone knows about the abuses of slaves in the new world. What do you know about the abuses of slaves under Islam? I found two very good books on slavery and Islam.

1)         “Slavery and Muslim Society in Africa”, by Allan Fisher, pub in 1971, and

2)         “The Slave Trade Today” by Sean O’Callaghan, pub in 1961.

Both books really opened my eyes to how terrible slavery under Islam really is. I use the present tense, because it is obvious that these abuses continue to this day.

I also have a number of other references concerning slavery in Islam. A general survey is Hughes Dictionary of Islam. It notes a few basic points:

  1. a) Slaves have no civil liberty, but are entirely under the authority of their owners.
  2. b) Slavery is in complete harmony with the spirit of Islam. Islam did make life better for the average slave, but Muhammad intended it to be a perpetual institution.
  3. c) Hughes also says that it is a righteous act to free a slave. I just find it hard to understand that the god who told Muhammad to take slaves later tells him it’s good to free slaves?

In ‘The Slave Trade Today’, Sean O’Callaghan toured the Mideast and Africa and covertly visited many slave markets. Since Islam allows for slavery and slave trading, he was able to see much of the real world of Islamic slavery. Remember O’Callaghan saw this less than 40 years ago. This probably still continues today, albeit more discreetly.

In Djibouti he writes:

“Ten boys were ranged in a circle on the dais (used to display the slaves), their buttocks toward us. They were all naked, and I saw with horror that five had been castrated. The (slave dealer) said that usually 10% of the boys are castrated, being purchased by Saudi homosexuals, or by Yemenis, who own harems, as guards.” p 75

“Why had the girls (female slaves who had just been sold) had accepted their fate without a murmur, the boys howled and cried?” “Simple” said the Somali, we tell the girls from a very early age – 7 or 8 that they are made for love, at age NINE we let them practice with each other, and a year later with the boys”.

In Aden he writes:

“The Yemeni told me that the girls (slave girls used as prostitutes) were encouraged to have children, especially by white men. For if a slave girl had a white child, she was given a bonus of 20 pounds when the child was taken from her”.   As you can see, the child of a slave remained a slave, the owner could sell the child and make money. This sale is allowable under Islamic law.

“Only one offense was severely punished; attempting to escape from the harem… The wretched girl was stripped and spread eagle in the courtyard…punishment was administer by a eunuch, a huge powerful Negro who seemed to enjoy his task. 70 lashes were given.”

“Because of this (the fact that eunuchs can perform sexually), the eunuch often has his penis removed as well as his testicles”! This is also legal under Islamic law, since it is preparing the slave for service.

In Saudi Arabia he writes:

‘The slave population was estimated at 450,000″!. ….Slave auctions are no longer held regularly, only in an alley in Mecca.”

‘I was awakened by shouts and screams coming from the courtyard. Rushing to the window I looked down to see a dozen slaves being herded through a door at the far end of the yard. They were being driven in like cattle by three hefty guards armed with long lashed whips. Even as I watched, one of the poor wretches, a Sudanese girl with huge breasts, received a savage lash across her naked buttocks let out a shriek of agony’

‘As the next slave was led in, a murmur of excitement went up among the buyers and they crowded closer around the rostrum. He was a slender boy of about 12 years old with beautiful classical Arab features. Although much has been written about Arab brotherhood and solidarity, I knew that the Arab has no compunction in enslaving his fellows should they fall into his hands.

The boy was naked and tried to cover his privates with his little hands and he ran up the steps of the rostrum……there is an age old saying among the Bedouin: “A goat for use, a girl for enjoyment, but a boy for ecstasy”. He (the now purchased slave boy) was claimed by a tall bearded Arab who led him from the rostrum with an arm around his waist”.

This is just a portion of what O’Callaghan saw. This happens because Islam has made it legal for slavery. Yes, some of this is against Islam, but because Islam has made it into an institution, abuses will occur.

Remember, this happened just 35 years ago or so, and it is probably still happening today.

It is also noted that as the slaves get too old to perform service or sexually satisfy their masters, their masters ‘manumits’ the slaves. Now, aged, worn out, they are put out on the streets to fend for themselves. These ex-slaves are left to fend for themselves. Their former owner has committed a great, righteousness act in freeing a slave! He gets rid of the burdensome slave, and gets a bonus in heaven. What a religion!

In Fisher’s book, other observations are recorded:

In Mecca:

“We take note of 20 tall Negroes in turbans walking near the Kaba. They are eunuch slaves and are employed as police in the great Mosque. There are about 50 of them all together.”

“The streets are full of slaves… we see a few old slave women. They are recognized by the poverty of clothing… but we see nothing of the younger women slaves who are kept in the houses of the city.”

“As we move along we see two or three very old men and women who look like black skeletons. If we go to the mosque at sunrise we shall see some of these, if we go at sunset they will be there too, and if we pass by at midnight, we shall see them there still .. Sleeping on the stones in their rags. They have no home but the mosque, and no food but what they receive in alms; (they were) turned out to seek the bounty of Allah, as their masters would say.”

Speaking of how Saudi obtains so many black slaves: “they (the slave traders) pose as Muslim missionaries who guide their compatriots (black African Muslims), to the Holy Places of Islam, to make the Pilgrimage, and be instructed in the Quran in Arabic.” Once transported, they are made into slaves.

“So with the connivance of the Saudi authorities the ancient trade in black ivory is perpetuated in our time in spite of the international conventions”.

Fisher also notes that white slaves are most highly prized.

Another interesting comment I’ve come across is that there were regions in black Africa that Muslim missionaries wouldn’t go into. The reason is that if those blacks became Muslim, they could no longer enslave them. So, the Muslims banned spreading the word of Islam among certain black tribes. It was from these tribes that local Muslim rulers would harvest slaves, and sell them throughout the Islamic world.

Time and time again, slavery in Islam is abused. The west has finished with slavery, Islam continues it, and with that, the abuses go on.

A recent article on the slavery in Sudan is found in Newsweek, Oct. 12, 1992. Since that time, there have been numerous articles written by every form of press on Islamic slavery in Sudan. Basically, southern Sudanese, who are not Muslim, are attacked, and rounded up, and sold into slavery. Anyone willing to do a search at a library could find these articles quite easily.

Lastly, I remember watching a Tony Brown’s Journal show. It covered the slavery existing in Muslim lands today, the torture of slaves, the hobbling by breaking the young boys ankles, the seizure of Negro lands by Arabs, etc. Anyone is able to call the show and order this tape. A Negro Muslim from Mauritania was on the show. He described what the Arabs in Mauritania were doing to the Negroes (all Muslim) there. Recent human rights publications have also stated that the same is happening in Mali.  Arab Muslims are forcibly taking land, and enslaving Negro Muslims there.

Just a short while ago, a group of Negro pastors in the US, formed a group to combat Islamic slavery amongst the blacks, both Muslim and non-Muslim in Africa. The information on this can be found in the August 1997 issue of Charisma magazine, and in the 11-17-97 issue of Christianity. The group is called “Harambee” and is affiliated with the Loveland Church in Los Angeles, CA.

            Islam, when compared to Christianity is a step backwards; a step into “justification” of the enslavement of others.

The book “Behind the Veil” can be obtained from The Voice of the Martyrs @ 1-918-337-8015.

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The difference between Slaves and Prostitutes in Islam. In one Money is changing Hands, in the other Women are changing Hands!

5707: The difference between slaves and prostitutes

I’ve heard that it is allowed for men to have intercourse with their slaves. Does that stand for women too, & if men can have intercourse with their slaves (the ones they have bought) then why is it so much ill thought of the prostitutes…they too are, kind of bought at others will, for shorter time period perhaps. Can you make all this clear & why is it so that Islam did not stop slavery….they are humans as well, & are against their will kept in captivity & against their will may be forced into intercourse?

Published Date: 2000-01-27

Praise be to Allaah.

Slavery in Islam was originally prescribed because of Kufr. If there is jihaad between the Muslims and the kuffaar, and a number of kuffaar are taken prisoner, the commander is given the choice of sharing them out, doing them a favour (by releasing them) or paying their ransom. If they are shared out as part of the booty, they become slaves, subject to the laws governing products which may be sold. But at the same time, Islam urges the freeing of slaves and makes doing so an act of expiation for numerous sins. In principle, slavery is not something that is desirable; what is encouraged in Islam is the freeing of slaves. If a woman is enslaved according to sharee’ah, it is permissible for her master to have intercourse with her. This is unlike prostitution or zinaa, which Islam has forbidden as a precaution against mixing lineages and other reasons for which it is forbidden. There is no comparison between the two, because if a slave woman becomes pregnant, the child belongs to the master and she becomes free when he dies, because she has become the mother of the master’s child (umm walad), and is subject to the same rulings as a wife. And Allaah knows best.

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St. John of Damascus’, an Orthodox believer’s Critique of Islam

This essential text for Orthodox Christians regarding Islam is featured as Appendix I in the book, Facing Islam.— the unflinching words of a saint of the Church. See also the Life of St John here.

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Webmaster note: The following passage is from Saint John’s monumental work, the Fount of Knowledge, part two entitled Heresies in Epitome: How They Began and Whence They Drew Their Origin. It is usually just cited as Heresies. The translator’s introduction points out that Fount of Knowledge is one of the most “important single works produced in the Greek patristic period,…offering as it does an extensive and lucid synthesis of the Greek theological science of the whole period. It is the first great Summa of theology to appear in either the East or the West.” Saint John (+ 749) is considered one of the great Fathers of the Church, and his writings hold a place of high honor in the Church. His critique of Islam, or “the heresy of the Ishmaelites,” is especially relevant for our times.
There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist. They are descended from Ishmael, [who] was born to Abraham of Agar, and for this reason they are called both Agarenes and Ishmaelites. They are also called Saracens, which is derived from Sarras kenoi, or destitute of Sara, because of what Agar said to the angel: ‘Sara hath sent me away destitute.’ [99] These used to be idolaters and worshiped the morning star and Aphrodite, whom in their own language they called Khabár, which means great. [100] And so down to the time of Heraclius they were very great idolaters.
From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, [101] devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration.
He says that there is one God, creator of all things, who has neither been begotten nor has begotten. [102] He says that the Christ is the Word of God and His Spirit, but a creature and a servant, and that He was begotten, without seed, of Mary the sister of Moses and Aaron. [103] For, he says, the Word and God and the Spirit entered into Mary and she brought forth Jesus, who was a prophet and servant of God. And he says that the Jews wanted to crucify Him in violation of the law, and that they seized His shadow and crucified this. But the Christ Himself was not crucified, he says, nor did He die, for God out of His love for Him took Him to Himself into heaven. [104]
And he says this, that when the Christ had ascended into heaven God asked Him: ‘O Jesus, didst thou say: “I am the Son of God and God”?’ And Jesus, he says, answered: ‘Be merciful to me, Lord. Thou knowest that I did not say this and that I did not scorn to be thy servant. But sinful men have written that I made this statement, and they have lied about me and have fallen into error.’ And God answered and said to Him: ‘I know that thou didst not say this word.” [105]

There are many other extraordinary and quite ridiculous things in this book which he boasts was sent down to him from God.

But when we ask: ‘And who is there to testify that God gave him the book? And which of the prophets foretold that such a prophet would rise up?’—they are at a loss. And we remark that Moses received the Law on Mount Sinai, with God appearing in the sight of all the people in cloud, and fire, and darkness, and storm. And we say that all the Prophets from Moses on down foretold the coming of Christ and how Christ God (and incarnate Son of God) was to come and to be crucified and die and rise again, and how He was to be the judge of the living and dead. Then, when we say: ‘How is it that this prophet of yours did not come in the same way, with others bearing witness to him? And how is it that God did not in your presence present this man with the book to which you refer, even as He gave the Law to Moses, with the people looking on and the mountain smoking, so that you, too, might have certainty?’—they answer that God does as He pleases. ‘This,’ we say, ‘We know, but we are asking how the book came down to your prophet.’ Then they reply that the book came down to him while he was asleep. Then we jokingly say to them that, as long as he received the book in his sleep and did not actually sense the operation, then the popular adage applies to him (which runs: You’re spinning me dreams.) [106]

When we ask again: ‘How is it that when he enjoined us in this book of yours not to do anything or receive anything without witnesses, you did not ask him: “First do you show us by witnesses that you are a prophet and that you have come from God, and show us just what Scriptures there are that testify about you”’—they are ashamed and remain silent. [Then we continue:] ‘Although you may not marry a wife without witnesses, or buy, or acquire property; although you neither receive an ass nor possess a beast of burden unwitnessed; and although you do possess both wives and property and asses and so on through witnesses, yet it is only your faith and your scriptures that you hold unsubstantiated by witnesses. For he who handed this down to you has no warranty from any source, nor is there anyone known who testified about him before he came. On the contrary, he received it while he was asleep.’
Moreover, they call us Hetaeriasts, or Associators, because, they say, we introduce an associate with God by declaring Christ to the Son of God and God. We say to them in rejoinder: ‘The Prophets and the Scriptures have delivered this to us, and you, as you persistently maintain, accept the Prophets. So, if we wrongly declare Christ to be the Son of God, it is they who taught this and handed it on to us.’ But some of them say that it is by misinterpretation that we have represented the Prophets as saying such things, while others say that the Hebrews hated us and deceived us by writing in the name of the Prophets so that we might be lost. And again we say to them: ‘As long as you say that Christ is the Word of God and Spirit, why do you accuse us of being Hetaeriasts? For the word, and the spirit, is inseparable from that in which it naturally has existence. Therefore, if the Word of God is in God, then it is obvious that He is God. If, however, He is outside of God, then, according to you, God is without word and without spirit. Consequently, by avoiding the introduction of an associate with God you have mutilated Him. It would be far better for you to say that He has an associate than to mutilate Him, as if you were dealing with a stone or a piece of wood or some other inanimate object. Thus, you speak untruly when you call us Hetaeriasts; we retort by calling you Mutilators of God.’
They furthermore accuse us of being idolaters, because we venerate the cross, which they abominate. And we answer them: ‘How is it, then, that you rub yourselves against a stone in your Ka’ba [107] and kiss and embrace it?’ Then some of them say that Abraham had relations with Agar upon it, but others say that he tied the camel to it, when he was going to sacrifice Isaac. And we answer them: ‘Since Scripture says that the mountain was wooded and had trees from which Abraham cut wood for the holocaust and laid it upon Isaac, [108] and then he left the asses behind with the two young men, why talk nonsense? For in that place neither is it thick with trees nor is there passage for asses.’ And they are embarrassed, but they still assert that the stone is Abraham’s. Then we say: ‘Let it be Abraham’s, as you so foolishly say. Then, just because Abraham had relations with a woman on it or tied a camel to it, you are not ashamed to kiss it, yet you blame us for venerating the cross of Christ by which the power of the demons and the deceit of the Devil was destroyed.’ This stone that they talk about is a head of that Aphrodite whom they used to worship and whom they called Khabár. Even to the present day, traces of the carving are visible on it to careful observers.
As has been related, this Mohammed wrote many ridiculous books, to each one of which he set a title. For example, there is the book On Woman, [109] in which he plainly makes legal provision for taking four wives and, if it be possible, a thousand concubines—as many as one can maintain, besides the four wives. He also made it legal to put away whichever wife one might wish, and, should one so wish, to take to oneself another in the same way. Mohammed had a friend named Zeid. This man had a beautiful wife with whom Mohammed fell in love. Once, when they were sitting together, Mohammed said: ‘Oh, by the way, God has commanded me to take your wife.’ The other answered: ‘You are an apostle. Do as God has told you and take my wife.’ Rather—to tell the story over from the beginning—he said to him: ‘God has given me the command that you put away your wife.’ And he put her away. Then several days later: ‘Now,’ he said, ‘God has commanded me to take her.’ Then, after he had taken her and committed adultery with her, he made this law: ‘Let him who will put away his wife. And if, after having put her away, he should return to her, let another marry her. For it is not lawful to take her unless she have been married by another. Furthermore, if a brother puts away his wife, let his brother marry her, should he so wish.’ [110] In the same book he gives such precepts as this: ‘Work the land which God hath given thee and beautify it. And do this, and do it in such a manner” [111]—not to repeat all the obscene things that he did.
Then there is the book of The Camel of God. [112] About this camel he says that there was a camel from God and that she drank the whole river and could not pass through two mountains, because there was not room enough. There were people in that place, he says, and they used to drink the water on one day, while the camel would drink it on the next. Moreover, by drinking the water she furnished them with nourishment, because she supplied them with milk instead of water. Then, because these men were evil, they rose up, he says, and killed the camel. However, she had an offspring, a little camel, which, he says, when the mother had been done away with, called upon God and God took it to Himself. Then we say to them: ‘Where did that camel come from?’ And they say that it was from God. Then we say: ‘Was there another camel coupled with this one?’ And they say: ‘No.’ ‘Then how,’ we say, ‘was it begotten? For we see that your camel is without father and without mother and without genealogy, and that the one that begot it suffered evil. Neither is it evident who bred her. And also, this little camel was taken up. So why did not your prophet, with whom, according to what you say, God spoke, find out about the camel—where it grazed, and who got milk by milking it? Or did she possibly, like her mother, meet with evil people and get destroyed? Or did she enter into paradise before you, so that you might have the river of milk that you so foolishly talk about? For you say that you have three rivers flowing in paradise—one of water, one of wine, and one of milk. If your forerunner the camel is outside of paradise, it is obvious that she has dried up from hunger and thirst, or that others have the benefit of her milk—and so your prophet is boasting idly of having conversed with God, because God did not reveal to him the mystery of the camel. But if she is in paradise, she is drinking water still, and you for lack of water will dry up in the midst of the paradise of delight. And if, there being no water, because the camel will have drunk it all up, you thirst for wine from the river of wine that is flowing by, you will become intoxicated from drinking pure wine and collapse under the influence of the strong drink and fall asleep. Then, suffering from a heavy head after sleeping and being sick from the wine, you will miss the pleasures of paradise. How, then, did it not enter into the mind of your prophet that this might happen to you in the paradise of delight? He never had any idea of what the camel is leading to now, yet you did not even ask him, when he held forth to you with his dreams on the subject of the three rivers. We plainly assure you that this wonderful camel of yours has preceded you into the souls of asses, where you, too, like beasts are destined to go. And there is the exterior darkness and everlasting punishment, roaring fire, sleepless worms, and hellish demons.’
Again, in the book of The Table, Mohammed says that the Christ asked God for a table and that it was given Him. For God, he says, said to Him: ‘I have given to thee and thine an incorruptible table.’ [113]
And again, in the book of The Heifer, [114] he says some other stupid and ridiculous things, which, because of their great number, I think must be passed over. He made it a law that they be circumcised and the women, too, and he ordered them not to keep the Sabbath and not to be baptized.
And, while he ordered them to eat some of the things forbidden by the Law, he ordered them to abstain from others. He furthermore absolutely forbade the drinking of wine.
99. Cf. Gen. 16.8. Sozomen also says that they were descended from Agar, but called themselves descendants of Sara to hide their servile origin (Ecclesiastical History 6.38, PG 67.1412AB).
100. The Arabic kabirun means ‘great,’ whether in size or in dignity. Herodotus mentions the Arabian cult of the ‘Heavenly Aphrodite’ but says that the Arabs called her Alilat (Herodotus 1.131)
101. This may be the Nestorian monk Bahira (George or Sergius) who met the boy Mohammed at Bostra in Syria and claimed to recognize in him the sign of a prophet.
102. Koran, Sura 112.
103. Sura 19; 4.169.
104. Sura 4.156.
105. Sura 5.Il6tf.
106. The manuscripts do not have the adage, but Lequien suggests this one from Plato.
107. The Ka’ba, called ‘The House of God,’ is supposed to have been built by Abraham with the help of Ismael. It occupies the most sacred spot in the Mosque of Mecca. Incorporated in its wall is the stone here referred to, the famous Black Stone, which is obviously a relic of the idolatry of the pre-Islam Arabs.
108. Gen. 22.6.
109. Koran, Sura 4.
110. Cf. Sura 2225ff.
111. Sura 2.223.
112. Not in the Koran.
113. Sura 5.114,115.
114. Sura 2.
From Writings, by St John of Damascus, The Fathers of the Church, vol. 37 (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1958), pp. 153-160.
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The wisdom of John of Damascus exposes Islam as being a Mutilator of God

The great Church Fathers St. John of Damascus (8th c.) and St. Gregory Palamas (14th c.) clearly point out the inherent fallacies and inconsistencies of Islamic theology by articulating the dogma of the Holy Trinity as found in the scriptures, and comparing it to Quranic passages. St John Damascene is quite bold in his refutation:

“…We say to them: ‘As long as you say that Christ is the Word of God and Spirit [“The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was Allah’s word which he conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from him” (Sura 4:171)], why do you accuse us of being Hetaeriasts [“Associators” – i.e., those who associate another with God]? For the word, and the spirit, is inseparable from that in which it naturally has existence. Therefore, if the Word of God is in God, then it is obvious that He is God.

“‘If, however, He is outside of God, then, according to you, God is without word and without spirit. Consequently, by avoiding the introduction of an associate with God you have mutilated Him. It would be far better for you to say that He has an associate than to mutilate Him, as if you were dealing with a stone or a piece of wood or some other inanimate object. Thus, you speak untruly when you call us Hetaeriasts; we retort by calling you ‘Mutilators of God.’ (St John of Damascus, Critique of Islam, emphasis added.)

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FGM and Islam’s Mutilation of… Everything, a post from JihadWatch.org, with comments providing additional food for thought

Rather than an outlier Muslim practice held over from its pagan desert origins, female genital mutilation must be seen in its wider context of Islam’s view of women, and as an especially shocking indicator of the true nature of the “god” of Islam.

The recent Federal Department of Justice case in Michigan against a pair of Muslim doctors — one as perpetrator, the other providing access to his clinic — accused of performing female genital mutilation against several young girls, has suddenly put FGM into the spotlight.

A recent statement from the DOJ indicates their investigation leads them to believe that “up to 100 girls” may have had their genitals cut by the Michigan FGM ring. There are even accusations a Michigan mosque paid for genital cuttings. In a related story, a Muslim imam at a mosque with multiple terror ties is recorded as endorsing FGM.

Most recently, two Oakland County Muslimas have been arrested and charged with subjecting their young daughters to the Islamic practice of genital cutting, bringing the total number of arrests in the federal case to six.

The sane person will cringe in horror at the very thought of young girls being violated by such a barbaric, Islamic practice.

Yes, Islamic.

Robert Spencer distills the main Islamic sources which established FGM in Muslim culture fourteen centuries ago:

“Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64

Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so:

“Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.’” — Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 5:75

“Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to her: ‘Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.’” — Abu Dawud 41:5251

“Do not cut severely,” but not “Do not cut.”

That’s why it is so common around the world, and why it is certain to become increasingly common in the United States…

Children of Islam

There is a classic saying, “A civilization is judged by how it treats its weakest members.” Needless to say, for taking a razor blade to its daughters’ most tender and vulnerable parts, Islam should be judged quite harshly.

But there is a bit more to Islam’s tendency to mutilate than only FGM. Mutilation is a disturbing psychological thread which is woven throughout the entire tapestry of Muslim culture.

Consider how many Muslim societies rob children of their childhood, teaching them to hate, to kill, even to behead infidels. Organizations like Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) and The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) report and archive Muslim hate broadcasts such as these:

And, of course the Islamic State (ISIS) is even more sadistic, if that is possible:

‘Isis taught me to kill and behead anyone who is not a Muslim’ – Horrifying ordeal of boy, TEN, kidnapped as child soldier by fanatics

Perhaps even more disturbing than these stories from the Middle East (and similar ones from throughout the Islamic world) is a recent undercover exposé of hundreds of Muslim communities in America by Dave Gaubatz, co-author of Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That”s Conspiring to Islamize America:

American Muslim Children Taught to Hate – “Muslim children attending mosques and Islamic schools are being taught to hate America, our government, our military personnel and its non-Muslim population.”

Gaubatz focuses in the above report on three case studies: Dar al Hijra in Falls Church, Virginia (home to Anwar al-Awlaki, infamous jihad imam and instructor of three of the 9/11 jihadis), Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York (led by radical imam Siraj Wahhaj, who incites Muslims to commit jihad terror attacks on soft targets using knives and vehicles — exactly the methods used in many recent attacks in Europe, England and America), and Al Farooq mosque in Nashville, Tennessee, where girls as young as 7 years old are being married off to Muslim men.

Islam’s Child Brides

As indicated above, the practice of Muslim men marrying girls as young as six or seven years old, is widespread throughout the Islamic world, and now even in the United States. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission reports that a full sixty percent of all Afghan women are married as children — often as young as nine or ten years old—to middle aged men.

One recent news story of an eighty-year-old Saudi man who married an eleven-year-old girl indicates the girl’s father arranged the marriage, gaining a dowry, while scorning the protests of his wife and the pleas for help of his daughter.

The Islamic practice of marrying off young girls to older men is a betrayal of their childhood, their innocence, and of the proper, sacred duty a father has to guard and protect his daughter.

Why is this so, and how have so many morally murky or clearly abhorrent practices become codified in Islamic law? Because in Islam, there is no appeal to conscience, no natural understanding of morality, ethics, right and wrong. Islam has a completely different standard.

In Islam, Muhammad is held up as the example of the ideal man (al-insan al-kamil), and therefore wholly worthy of emulation; anything he sanctioned by word or practice became incorporated into shariah.

Thus the marrying of girls as young as six years of age is seen to be both allowable, and even admirable, per the sound hadiths regarding Muhammad and his marriage to his favorite wife, the child-bride Aisha:

“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).” (Sahih Al Bukhari 7.62.88)

Islam, Polygamy and the keeping of sex slaves from among conquered peoples

The practices of polygamy and keeping sex slaves as booty are detailed in the Quran. In other words, Allah approves of these practices and commends them. This has provided the Islamic State with a strong recruiting tool for zealous Muslim men:

“And if ye fear that ye will not deal fairly by the orphans, marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess. Thus it is more likely that ye will not do injustice (Sura 4:3).

Islam and Wife-beating

The same goes for wife beating; Allah approves it:

“Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge [beat] them” (Sura 4:34).

All of these behaviors — FGM, teaching children to hate and kill, child marriage, wife beating, polygamy, keeping sex slaves — are forms of physical and psychological mutilation. Taken on a case by case basis, they would be evidence of severe dysfunction, psychological perversion, and a deviant, amoral, even sociopathic condition.

What then can we say when we consider that these deviant, sociopathic behaviors are validated, normalized and even honored by the Quran and the example of Muhammad?

Islam, Honor Killings and the Devaluation of Women

The litany of Islam’s innate brutality towards women extends to honor killings of girls and women — permitted by Islamic law — who have brought shame on their families by adopting a Western lifestyle, not wearing the hijab (head covering), or dating a non-Muslim.

The Islamic manual, Reliance of the Traveller, certified by Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt as conforming “to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni Community,” clearly stipulates there is no punishment or retaliation for “a father or mother… for killing their offspring” (Reliance of the Traveller, o1.2.4, p584, 1991), thus establishing the Islamic legal framework which permits honor killings.

Just as we saw with wife-beating, Islam’s view of women stems directly from the Quran and Muhammad’s example. A woman’s testimony is only half as reliable as a man’s (Sura 2:282) and her inheritance can be only half that of a man’s (Sura 4:11). In instances of rape, a woman must provide four male witnesses against her attacker, which explains why so many rape victims in Islamic societies are stoned to death for committing adultery.

As for Muhammad’s view of women:

Sahih al-Bukhari 2658—The Prophet said: “Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?” The women said: “Yes.” He said: “This is because of the deficiency of her mind.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1052—The Prophet said: “. . . I saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the inhabitants were women.” The people asked: “O Allah’s Apostle! Why is it so?” The Prophet said: “Because of their ungratefulness.”

Overall, Islamic law treats women as chattel, perpetually the property of either their fathers or husbands, and inculcates a view of women as animals. Revered Muslim scholar al-Qurtubi (d. 1273) in his definitive twenty volume commentary on the Quran writes that “A woman may be likened to a sheep—even a cow or a camel—for all are ridden” (Tafsir Al Quran, vol 15, p 172).

The Quran further states that the birth of a daughter makes a father’s “face darken and he is filled with gloom” (Sura 43:15).

Islam’s mutilation of criminals

Moving on from Islam’s treatment of children and women, we see the same pathological behavior in Islam’s system of “justice”: decapitations of unbelievers and apostates from Islam, thieves having their hands cut off, literal “eye for an eye” punishments. Islam mutilates its offenders, its enemies, even its children and women. There is no thought of rehabilitation, only the threat of swift, fierce and irreparable mutilation.

All these practices find their root in Muhammad’s example or teachings; Muhammad’s life establishes the Muslim moral code, providing its forms and context.

Islam’s mutilation of non-Muslims

Are we no longer shocked by the verses in the Quran mandating violence against the infidels until they convert or submit to Islam? Seen in the wider context of the Islamic practice of mutilation, these familiar passages now have a dark, psychotic consistency to them:

“So, when you meet those who disbelieve, smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly on them… Thus you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam.” (Sura 47:4)

“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.” (Sura 8:12)

“Kill the mushrikun [unbelievers] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush.” (Sura 9:5)

“Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth [i.e. Islam] among the people of the Book [Jews and Christians], until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (Sura 9:29)

Islam is not just after submission of non-Muslims and subduing Christians, it is about terrorizing, humiliating and even mutilating them… us. This is what Allah wants, as he states repeatedly in the Quran.

Islam’s Mutilation of God

The Quran’s threatening bombasts against Christians directly attacks the dogma of the Holy Trinity:

“Say not Trinity’: desist: It will be better for you: For God is One God: Glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son….” (Sura 4:173)

“In blasphemy indeed are those that say that God is Christ the Son of Mary.” (Sura 5:19)

“They do blaspheme who say: ‘God is Christ the son of Mary…’ They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.” (Sura 5:75,78)

(Of course, we already saw what “grievous penalty” awaits Christians — “blasphemers” according to the Quran — if they do not convey or submit to Islam.)

According to Christian theology, the nature of the Godhead as Three Divine Persons in a communion of co-equal loving action is revealed in both the Old and New Testaments, and transcends artificial attempts to adhere to a so-called “pure” monotheism (the Islamic doctrine of tawhid).

The great Church Fathers St. John of Damascus (8th c.) and St. Gregory Palamas (14th c.) clearly point out the inherent fallacies and inconsistencies of Islamic theology by articulating the dogma of the Holy Trinity as found in the scriptures, and comparing it to Quranic passages. St John Damascene is quite bold in his refutation:

“…We say to them: ‘As long as you say that Christ is the Word of God and Spirit [“The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was Allah’s word which he conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from him” (Sura 4:171)], why do you accuse us of being Hetaeriasts [“Associators” – i.e., those who associate another with God]? For the word, and the spirit, is inseparable from that in which it naturally has existence. Therefore, if the Word of God is in God, then it is obvious that He is God.

“‘If, however, He is outside of God, then, according to you, God is without word and without spirit. Consequently, by avoiding the introduction of an associate with God you have mutilated Him. It would be far better for you to say that He has an associate than to mutilate Him, as if you were dealing with a stone or a piece of wood or some other inanimate object. Thus, you speak untruly when you call us Hetaeriasts; we retort by calling you ‘Mutilators of God.’ (St John of Damascus, Critique of Islam, emphasis added.)

Beginning with childhood itself, Islam mutilates everything: men, women, boys, girls, conscience, apostate Muslims, Jews, Christians… even God.

This violent, sadistic spirit is inherent in Islam’s spiritual DNA. It is commanded in the Quran, it flows from Muhammad’s example, it is codified in Islamic jurisprudence, and it is put into practice by millions of Muslims every day, as it has been for 1400 years.

This explains everything: fourteen centuries of jihad, the Armenian Genocide, and today’s Muslim persecution of Christians, Jews, and other non-Muslims from Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq and Syria to Pakistan, Turkey, Kosovo and Indonesia — all throughout the Islamic world. And now we are seeing it spreading in Europe and America.

The FGM case in Michigan is not merely the tip of an existential iceberg, it is now the most visible fruit of an evil ideology which seeks to mutilate anyone who does not submit to it.

This is why Islam is completely incompatible with Western Civilization.

This is why we need a complete ban on Muslim immigration. From anywhere. Now.

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    1. Marilyn says

      June 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Of course, any doctor doing this should be arrested & imprisoned. But, the real criminals are the parents causing this to be done to their child. They are equally, if not more so, guilty.

    1. John Krupa says

      June 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      UNHOLY … in ALL WAYS!

      In view of what has been referenced above:

      How can this barbaric cult, in any way, be referred to as “holy”?
      How can the kkkoran be considered holy?
      How can this evil prophet, who preached death and destruction to ALL non-believers, be considered holy?
      How can any of the locations, cities, regions, etc., associated with this barbaric cult, be considered holy?

      Particularly, based on this notion of abrogation, where all things post-Mecca prevail over all things pre-Medina, I can see no way that any part of this unholy cult can be characterized otherwise. Referring to any part of this barbaric cult as holy is a plain and simple bastardization of this English word.

    1. Michael Copeland says

      June 26, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you. This catalogue of attributes shows very clearly why Islam, namely “Sharia law”, the European Court ruled, “is incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy”.

        • Mark Swan says

          June 27, 2017 at 1:12 am

          Absolutely Michael Copeland

          In the mind of Islam, the Democracy way of life, constitutes, rebellion against obedience to Islam, It has to be changed. Total obedience must be to the orders and prohibitions of Islam’s Law. The Islam belief is that allowing people political and personal freedom amounts to heresy.

          There is no other active anti-Democracy movement like Islam.

          You can not be for Islam, and against Fascism.

    1. Angel Gabriel says

      June 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      This article makes it clear that self-admitted cannibal Reza Aslan lied on CNN when he said that FGM is not Islamic, but is instead African. Shame on him. But I guess it is tough to have shame when you are a self-admitted cannibal. How do you top that?

    1. jasnan says

      June 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Muslims are obsessed with virginity ( hymen is intact )………even allah says he offer “” hymen intact virgins in heaven……..who are untouched by men quran chap 55:56)……………their prophet mohammed wanted to taste virgin therefore he scrud Aisha when she was 9 yrs………………..

      Klitoris is the seat of female sensation, if that is removed women will not seek pleasure therefore will remain virgins………. and muslim men can break the hymen and enjoy the heavenly bliss which allah has told will be for sure in heaven

      The second reason for FGM is when women dont have pleasure in intercourse they will remain faithful……………

        • Sarah says

          June 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm

          Good comment. I would change one thing though, with all due respect to you. Muslims are not obsessed with just virginity. They are obsessed with sex full stop. Virginity is one element of that. Their mind bending FEAR of women and women’s sexuality knows no limits. It speaks volumes for the mindset of Mohammed.

          We know of him:
          1. That he was Illiterate and Innumerate. (He could not read or write, nor count.)
          2. That he was pig Ignorant. (He believed the sun sets in a muddy pool at night, that shooting stars are the weapons that Angels and Devils throw at each other, in their eternal warring over us, in the Heavens)
          3. That he was a Violent, Sadistic, Cruel War Mongerer. (Just look to the Hadith and Sira’s that glowingly refer to his numerous battles.)
          4. That he was a Slaver. (He believed in taking slaves and selling and buying slaves.)
          5. That he was a Pedophile. (Aisha.)
          6. That he was a Rapist and Sexual Sadist. (Again, just look to the Hadith and Sira’s that glowingly refer to numerous accounts of him ‘taking what his right hand possesses.)
          7. That he was a Thief. (Booty. He sure loved his booty.)
          8. That he was a Liar. (Treaty of Hudaybiyyah.)
          9. That he was a Murderer. (again, go to the Hadith and the Sira’s.)

          I’m sure I’m missing a whole bunch more here. But the point is – he was filth. He was sly, cunning, manipulative, untrustworthy, primitive scum. Why on earth would his opinions on women and his sick obsession with sex and intimacy ever be considered worthwhile or valuable?

          He deserves nothing more than to be hated as a historical figure in the same way as Hitler is hated. Not revered and held up as perfect and to be emulated. He was a sick, perverted, obscene monster.

          Mutilating little girls so as to traumatize them terribly and ensure they never ever are capable of enjoying intimacy and the sexual act is criminal. Whether you apply modern day thinking OR dark ages rhetoric.

            • Mark Swan says

              June 27, 2017 at 1:43 am

              I can not imagine how their version of sex is enjoyable.

              A sexually excited woman and man is the only way a real man and woman can have proper sex,
              theirs is warped molestation.

              No wonder these creeps are such belligerents.

            • jasnan says

              June 27, 2017 at 3:53 am

              They are obsessed with scx because they cannot mastrubate………. that’s why you have this problem of scruing goats…………..

              As they cannot mastrubate raphing of western women is the only way to relieve their pressures…………. so a muslim male always thinks of scruing a women when he sees her……….therefore forbids his females from others view………. his insecurity………. and the constant use of force to enforce it makes him violent………??????

              this violence is the reason why ME is always in war

        • quazgaa says

          June 26, 2017 at 7:31 pm

          ibrahim, the quran cures illnesses.
          just the other day i ran out of toilet paper and used a page from the quranus.
          lo and behold, my hemorrhoids are gone.

        • Mike9a says

          June 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm

          The signature of the poster, emphasized with two exclamation marks, tell us everything,
          Absolutely priceless

        • don vito says

          June 27, 2017 at 2:10 am

          itace, your prophet was a murdering, lying, pervert how can you defend such an evil, misleading, mindless, vile “person”? What can a kufr doing to protect blood and property from the filthy hands of your demented prophet? You know the texts of islam are “madding”, save your sanity. Become a hypocrite or apostate, you’ll thank this kufr for saving your sanity, if you follow my advise.

    1. Sarah says

      June 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Mental gymnastics. Seriously,that’s what it takes to swallow this cruel inanity. The mental equivalent of a triple axle dismount off the uneven bars.

      So Allah created everything. Allah is God, Allah has it all going on and doesn’t make mistakes yada yada. And Allah creates Man and Woman as we are.

      But then Allah says, slice off the tip of the foreskin on the penis of every male, oh and hack off the clitoris of the female,the sexual organ I designed and created solely for pleasure and while you’re at it, feel free to hack off the labia majora and parts of the labia minora – even though I created the vagina of women, with the labia majora and minora having important functions to the operation of a vagina.

      And then stitch it all closed, despite the fact that I created a woman’s urethra and a woman’s vagina and the clitoris and the labia majora and labia minora exactly the way that they are, with the myriad of important and different functions that they all exist for – and leave the female in question with a small entrance from which she can urinate from and menstruate from and which her husband can agonizingly tear apart on their wedding night.

      You’d think Allah would just create men and women that way, if that’s what he wanted. He’s a pretty craptastic God, who seems to make a lot of mistakes.

      Then again, given that Allah gave Mohammed, via the angel Gabriel, the Quran which was supposed to be Allah’s ‘perfect and unalterable word’, we shouldn’t be too surprised. Because the ‘perfect and unalterable word of God’ is packed to the brim with linguistic errors, syntax problems, poor spelling and grammar etc. And of course, the Abrogations. You know, where Allah said one thing, but then a few years later, according to Mohammed, changed his mind and said a bunch of things that were almost the exact opposite.

      Mental gymnastics. That’s what one needs in order to swallow any of this. That, or an IQ in the single digits.

    1. billybob says

      June 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Supposedly, before Muhammad came along, those barbaric Arabs buried their infant daughters in the sand. Then again, supposedly Muhammad liberated women, giving them some rights. But from all I have read above about how Islam treats women, it seems it would have been kinder to bury them in the sand as infants then subject them to a life of sexual slavery and abuse.

        • maghan says

          June 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm

          Probably a PC lie. How would they produce children if they buried their infant daughters. At best, that would just increase the value of females–which did not happen.

    1. Matthieu Baudin says

      June 26, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      You’re a good man Ralph for helping keep the issue alive as Christine and others have also done. How anyone can gloss over the grotesquely cruel cultural practice of the castration of girls is beyond my comprehension, or at least way past what my stomach will endure. This brutal, violent child abuse would never be countenanced against boys; a phallus is a phallus whether its small (clitoris) or more pronounced (penis).

    1. ibrahim itace muhammed says

      June 27, 2017 at 2:03 am

      Billybob,you filthy Christians are too myopic believing in such false assumption far away from islamic sources and practice among muslims.fgm is not mandatory and not creation of Islam,it was common practice among pagan Arabs.The hadith endorsing it contradicts the Quran and as such not accepted by most Islamic scholars,modern muslim scholars and i am on their side.The other fantansies narrated by Ralph Sidway are carbon copies of those old evangelical lies dismissed for long.

        • don vito says

          June 27, 2017 at 2:25 am

          itace, aisha has been quoted as saying, “the koran was mohamud’s character”. What a very poor person you have chosen to follow. Your own scriptures say that mohamud was a sinner, and Yeshua was sinless. Why follow a sinner, instead of a sinless being? Poor itace now please explain how a kufr can save their blood and property from that sinning, frankenstein you call a prophet?

  1. rightrightright says

    June 27, 2017 at 3:14 am

    No idea whether the Koran references the castration of male slaves but this Moslem practice should surely be included in the list of Mohamedan mutilations.

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