From heatst.com, an article by Ian Miles Cheong in response to Brown’s lecture on Islam and Slavery

A professor at Georgetown University is teaching his students that men do not need consent to have sex with women, and that slavery is justifiable under Islamic teachings.

Professor Jonathan Brown

Islamic Studies professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he shared his alarming beliefs with students in attendance in his lecture, “Islam and the Problem of Slavery.” Freelance writer Umar Lee expressed his shock over the 90-minute lecture, which included explicit endorsements of rape and slavery.

Brown himself uploaded the lecture to YouTube.

According to Lee, Brown’s lecture was supposed to revolve around slavery in Islam, but the lecturer moved its focus to criticize the United States, United Kingdom and China. Brown described slavery in these non-Muslim societies as brutal, which they were, but lauded the historically inhumane practice in Arab lands and Turkey.

“Indeed, according to Brown, slaves in the Muslim world lived a pretty good life,” wrote Lee. “I thought the Muslim community was done with this dishonest North Korean style of propaganda. Obviously not.”

Brown decried the use of prison labor in the United States and highlighted other problems inherent in Western society, but refused to address the abuse of foreign laborers in the Gulf or the ghastly treatment of prisoners in the Middle East. It was a one-sided lecture that glorified his religion while demonizing Western society.

The Islamic Studies professor said that in Muslim societies, “slavery wasn’t racialized,” unlike the United States. Lee points out that this is untrue, given that in the Arab world, black people are referred to as “abeed,” the Arab word for “slave.”

Brown stated that slaves were “protected by Sharia,” omitting the various atrocities committed by slave-owners. Girls and women were forced into the sex trade and their male counterparts were often castrated.

“In general you don’t find the brutality that you see in American slavery,” said Brown, who described the historically common practice as “investments” and “walking venture properties” for slave-owners.

The soft-pedaling and revisionism of historical atrocities is deplorable, to say the least.

Historically, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams conducted warfare against vassal states of the Ottoman Empire to end the Barbary slave trade, in which North African pirates conducted constant raids into European coastal towns to capture men and women for slavery.

Brown defended slavery, stating, “It’s not immoral for one human to own another human” by comparing it to marriage—a quid pro quo arrangement in which both slave and master benefited from the arrangement.

“I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody because we own lots of people all around us and we’re owned by people,” said Brown.

A female attendee asked Brown about the permissibility of sex with slaves, to which the professor stated that “Consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex,” and defined consent as a Western concept that emerged with women’s suffrage and female body autonomy. Brown, he said, believes that marital rape was an invalid concept in Islam.

Had Prof. Brown’s words been spoken by a practicing member of any other religion, they would’ve lost their jobs and shunned out of the academic world.

Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at @stillgray on Twitter and on Facebook.

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  • I’m not very old, but I do remember a time when colleges and universities actually taught material of actual value.

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  • Green Boomerang
    13h
    But he is highly progressive and being progressive is what they truly value at Georgetown…not the values of the commoner like you and me

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  • Green Boomerang
    12h
    I am born and raised in DC, as were my parents and grand-parents. I remember Georgetown University an astonishing school with brilliant students being instructed by even more brilliant professors. Liberalism is a killer!

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  • Purple Cactus
    12h
    Did not use to be.

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  • 17h
    Another quack ‘professor’ employed by one of the bastions of the Liberal mindset, teaching junk and making news. YAWN

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    First off, Facebook sucks, it is the single biggest waste of time in modern society. So, no, I’m not going to ‘Like’ this story. 2nd; Hey Jonathan, it’s a Human rights issue, a human decency issue, not an East vs West mindset. You sir, are a morally bereft human being.

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  • Bill V
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    Perhaps he can live as a slave and in 10 years report back on how you liked the arrangement. He won’t have to suffer castration as he has no balls today.

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  • 13h
    He is only telling the truth about Islam. They don’t believe it is wrong when they do it.

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  • 15h
    But he doesn’t like Trump, so A-ok.

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  • 14h
    I wonder if he would still believe his words if he gets gang-banged by a pack of bikers?

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  • Gold Locomotive
    14h
    …or his wife/girl friend gets raped by a visiting Saudi.

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  • Gold Locomotive
    14h
    He would probably frame the event as white violence- as if all white people are responsible

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  • Gold Locomotive
    13h
    If the bikers were Muslim, he would be OK with it! Sounds like he does not want to upset anyone! And if they make him their slave, all the better. Such a nice guy!

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  • 15h
    You know what is also a “Western” concept? The .45cal that will hit you between the eyes if you try to rape me, Muslim muthaf&cker.

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  • 16hEdited
    Georgetown University’s highly innovative educators questioning EVERYTHING and enlightening our youth since 1789… How cutting edge!!! Reach for the stars Jonathan…and Make the Clintons proud!!!! 😛

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  • 14h
    Is this guy a citizen? l hope not – because he deserves to be deported to a place with a culture he clearly admires

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  • 14h
    I bet his views would change if he ever experienced being on the receiving end of “non/consensual ” sex

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  • Purple Processor
    14h
    He likes being raped because it’s progressive

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  • 14h
    Another hypocrite “educator” its sad that Georgetown University is allowing this type of dangerous inhumane rhetoric to be spread by one of their faculty.

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  • 15h
    islam is the very definition of hate and human atrocities . if america lets this go on anymore ,the rest of the world will go down as well, get your shit together. This mindset is being taught day in day out so much so that they are eager to destroy every part of the civilized society. Every muslim cherishes the idea of destroying israel for palestine and india for kashmir. But more than that they want to destroy the western societies. oh they so want to do it you cannot even fathom the amount of…See more

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  • 11h
    He’s so pretty. It’ll look good on a spike when the muzzies turn on him.

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  • 13h
    Truly an amazing brain dead moron ~

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  • 9h
    Let’s auction him off to some Muslim and see what he has to say afterward. Then again, it may fulfill his fantasy… …you never know

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  • 13h
    This guy is a sick bastard.

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  • 17h
    What happened to Georgetown. Part of the Muslim Protection Racket now too.

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  • Purple Trumpet
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    Georgetown Univ has taken in a lot if money from Islamacist sources – they have been bought by the Saudis

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  • 10h
    Slavery continues in the Middle East and not just among ISIS. This professor reminds me of those who used to speak of the glories of the Soviet Union and Mao’s China.

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  • 14h
    If things are so great for slaves what is this guy doing at Georgetown?

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  • 14h
    How progressive and liberal and tolerant to let women be raped gays be killed and to enslave other humans.

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  • 11h
    Suddenly liberals will come around to that animal’s way of thinking. It’s what cults do.

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  • 12h
    Precisely y a muslim ban is necessary. they cannot coexist with us in the US b/c their values are inconsistent with ours

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  • 9h
    Is this guy Timothy Leary’s nephew?

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  • 10h
    Non-consensual sex is ok. if Bill Clinton had a son……

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  • 14h
    If slavery in the mid east is so great why is this loser still here?

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  • 14h
    Tell me that some random person has beaten this fool nearly to death?

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  • 16h
    Could it be Arabic $$$ to yet another university (CIVILIZATIONAL JIHAD) modus operandi

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  • 14h
    comments at that youtube video were just turned off. They should airdrop that professor over ISIS with no parachute.

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  • 11h
    ….in “general” being forced into the sex trade or getting castrated and subjected to unending servitude is brutal. What a loon.

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  • 13h
    I love to hear what he says about rape after being forcibly ass fucked by some inbred, muslim savage.

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  • 8h
    There are 2 types of Muslims: TYpe 1 – Wants to cut your head off Type 2 – Doesn’t, but is OK if Type 1 does it

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  • 17h
    Have someone rape him and see how he feels about it then.

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  • 15h
    I have also been a university teacher in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Brown is a total idiot. He shoudl read first-hand sources about life under Muslim rule, not just for slaves (which could be very brutal) but for Jews, Christians, Zoroastrioans, Hindus and others. Jews and Christians have to pay jizya, which is protection money paid to save their lives and property. They are also humiliated in every walk of life. With people like this around, I am very grategul that I got into academia in the field…See more

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  • 11h
    I’ll bet Christian and Yazidi women brutalized by ISIS (those who are still alive) would disagree with Brown. How does such a douchebag ever get to be a professor?

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  • 1h
    Jail this bastard for inciting violence.

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  • 13h
    Everyone stayed to listen to this clown !! Where are the all marching Ladies !!

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  • jb
    13h
    Aligned with Islam.

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  • 17h
    If slaves , under Islam, were treated so well- then where is the people groups of African heritage in the Saudi Arabia , Iran, or Turkey–I means if the slaves lived so well, where are their prodigy today?

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  • 12h
    Would the good professor practice what he believes and teaches in an actual demonstration? I would like to see this guy get 30 to 40 years.

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  • 12h
    Actually there was never slavery in Britain – unless you count the vast majority of the idigenous population who were first slaves to Rome. Then latterly of course, the vast majority were all but slaves to the King and his Barons for centuries. Then there was the Industrial revolution which saw white kids working in cotton mill aged 6. Down the pit (coal mines) . Read Dickens for crying out loud. Stuff like that. ICYMI — Britain was the first Empire to abolish slavery — which it never actually…See more

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  • 15h
    Regarding slavery, Javed Ahmed Ghamidi explains how slavery was eliminated in 10 steps (references the Quran; Dr. Shehzad Saleem translates the original article “Islam permits Men to keep Slave-Women”). Islam is the theory; Muslim is the practitioner of the theory. Unfortunately, the practitioner has not always followed the theory.

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  • 14h
    Western women are absolutely fucked. The white knights they created may defend them on the internet, but will be the first to side with the Islamists once they come for them. Personally I don’t exactly feel much obligation to defend them after years of having been demonized by feminists.

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  • Green Bottle
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    WTF are you jabbering on about exactly?

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  • 10h
    “Consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex,” That is called RAPE you butt head!

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  • 6h
    lol…wtf…really dude…

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  • 13h
    I would ask Molly Norris to add her thoughts to the beauty of Islam, but golly gee, they’re still trying to kill her. Islam, the religion of peace, and of the ‘good slavery’.

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  • 10h
    Women near or at Georgetown University should taser this man into unconsciousness, then in the middle of the University at night hang him to death. I am a conservative man that is looking for a real marriage with a woman for love and children. Protect women to make a choice of what man, they want as a husband. Bar Muslim filth from America.

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    He probably has tenure

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    Jonathon is the predictable hate-America-first psychologically-defective, pathetic excuse for a man in today’s academy…these guys are incapable of interacting with other humans unless they is in total control of them and their souls. I wish I could say he is a rare person in the academy, but his ilk is legion today and their lairs are the touchy-feely quagmires of the social sciences and mind-numbing rat-holes like “Islamic Studies” is exactly where THEIR word becomes law and all the fuzziness…See more

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  • 10h
    Without video, can be sure this is true? Of course thinking that way is despicable, but there is so much said falsley these days

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  • 11h
    The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Muslims get to do whatever they want… understand that Christians.

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  • 15h
    ok america, you need to get your shit together

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  • 10h
    He teaches Islamic Studies, so why wouldn’t he teach the same thing that Islam teaches? What is the objection, exactly? This is like getting all worked up about a priest who tells you that the Catholic Church doesn’t support abortion. DUH.

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  • 9h
    The Muslims on the south side of the Mediterranean used to raid northern Med villages, steal the population. The women were sold a sex slaves and the men would be chained to their oars on galleons (ships with oars). The men would be forced to stay there until they died. The smell from these galleons preceded them by miles. ” Indeed, according to Brown, slaves in the Muslim world lived a pretty good life”. Being chained to an oar, defecating on yourself until you die is a pretty good life?

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  • 6h
    Well, I hope this Celtic descent female never runs into Mr. Brown, because he will get to experience the clash of two cultures . . .

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    This man is a disgrace!

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  • 11h
    Hire a few shemales and tell them to have at it with him. He can’t cry rape and he can’t say they aren’t women. win win.

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  • 9h
    Coming for you dirtbag. Watch your 6.C

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  • 9h
    Well, then, I guess opposing rape and slavery is Islamophobic.

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  • 8h
    TAKE DOWN THE CATHOLIC CROSS PUT UP THE HAMMER AND SICKLE.

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  • 1h
    More special treatment for muslims

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  • 2h
    If consenting with or agreeing with the thief is wicked, how much more wicked is it to support and defend unbiblical laws?

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  • 7h
    wtf ???? no better words for this garbage!

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  • 11h
    There is a lot of misunderstanding aswell by the person who went to this lecture.

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  • 10h
    Consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex in Islam or in general? If Brown means the latter, I’m honestly afraid at what this world is coming to. Especially after Russia’s recent decriminalisation of domestic violence.

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  • 11h
    I think culture is getting mixed up with religion deliberately by the author of this report. Ignorance breeds ignorance.
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8 Responses to From heatst.com, an article by Ian Miles Cheong in response to Brown’s lecture on Islam and Slavery

  1. θ says:

    (i) On Shari’ah (theory) vs. Moslems (practice).
    Not all early Moslems – and not all today’s Moslems, even not all Arabs – give a proper treatment on the slaves in accordance to Shari’ah Law (Qur’an and Sunnah). Even some early Moslems have to get “corrected” physically in terms of their mistreatment of slaves.
    Bukhari, Kitab Al-Mukatabat.
    It is recorded that Sirin, a slave of Anas, a companion of the Holy Prophet, desired his master to give him a contract of freedom on payment of a certain sum, but Anas, thinking that he was a rich man and needed no money, refused to make the required contract. Sirin complained to Umar, the second successor of the Holy Prophet, who summoned Anas and ordered him to give Sirin the desired contract. Anas refused; Umar thereupon hit him with a whip and recited the Qur’anic verse which says, “As for those slaves who desire to enter into a contract of Mukatabat with you, make such a contract with them.” Thereupon Anas agreed.

    (ii) On treatment.
    – In Shari’ah law, slapping a slave intentionally or mistakenly means the manumission.
    – A slaveholder who castrates his slave must be castrated (Qisas).
    – Male slaves and freed slaves can be governors of the free men.

    (iii) On consent.
    In the Bible, a beautiful slave is not asked her consent before being forced thru a legitimate marriage by her Jewish captor. Nevertheless, to reduce her humiliation, she could mourn about a month for lamenting her slain parents by her “future hubby”.
    Neither Laban nor Rachel asks any consent of two female slaves Bilhah and Zilpah before being brought to bed thru a legitimate marriage by a young Jacob.
    Numerous captured teens and underage girls of Shiloh are not asked of their consent or permission before being consummated thru a legitimate marriage by the Benjaminite men.

    In Islam, since castration of the male slaves is forbidden, the slaves both males and females have to have a marriage on purpose to avoid possible “affair” between the male slaves and their lonely mistress during the absence of her hubby.

    Double protection for female slaves.
    – Marriage for each slaves.
    Q.24, v.32 commands the single slaves to marry, and to receive wealth. Also Q.24, v.33 prohibits the slaveholders from forcing the slave into an invalid marriage or fornication.
    Q.24, v.32. And marry those among you who are single, and the pious of your male slaves, and the female slaves. If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His grace. Allah is of ample means, Aware.
    – Criminalisation of slave prostitution.
    Q.24, v.33. And do not compel your slave girls to prostitution, if they desire chastity, to seek the temporary interests of worldly life. And if someone should compel them, then indeed, Allah is after their compulsion, Forgiving and Merciful.

  2. madmanna says:

    The slave has still been stolen from it’s family. Only they have the right to give their children in marriage. Also murder has been committed to create the slave.

  3. θ says:

    “madmanna says: The slave has still been stolen from it’s family.”

    No. in Islam Human trafficking is a serious crime.
    Bukhari Vol. 3, Book 36, Hadith 470
    Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Allah said, ‘I will be an opponent to three types of people on the Day of Resurrection: -1. One who makes a covenant in My Name, but proves treacherous; -2. One who sells a free person and eats his price; and -3. One who employs a laborer and takes full work from him but does not pay him for his lab our.’ ”

    Bukhari, Riyad as-Salihin Book 18, Hadith 1587
    Abu Hurairah reported: The Prophet said, “Allah, the Exalted, says: ‘I will contend on the Day of Resurrection against three (types of) people: One who makes a covenant in My Name and then breaks it; one who sells a free man as a slave and devours his price; and one who hires a workman and having taken full work from him, does not pay him his wages.”‘

    Ibn Majah Vol. 3, Book 16, Hadith 2442
    It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said: (Allah (SWT) says:) “I am the opponent of three on the Day of Resurrection, and if I am someone’s opponent I will defeat him: A man who makes promises in My Name, then proves treacherous; a man who sells a free man and consumes his price; and a man who hires a worker, makes use to him, then does not give him his wages.”

    “Only they have the right to give their children in marriage. ”

    Doing the coitus interruptus or Azl with the female slaves on bed is a marital privilege of the slaveholder, but as option for the male slave who marries another female slave.

    “Also murder has been committed to create the slave.”

    Hardly for Moslems to live with the murderers of his or her families.
    Moslems both male and female are bound by a sacred duty to avenge (Qisas) the murderers of their family as quickly as possible.

    But in the Bible, apparently a beautiful slave is exempt from carrying out her duty-bound Qisas.
    Forced marriage.
    Dt 21:13
    And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.

    Forced marriage plus kidnapping.
    Jud 21:21
    If the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

    Slave Market in the OT.
    Joel 3:8
    And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.

    Slave Market in the Gospel.
    Mt 18:25
    But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

    Human Trafficking.
    Exo 21:7
    And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.

  4. madmanna says:

    Mohammed attacked to kill and make slaves and steal land and possessions.

    This is forbidden in the bible.

    Thou shalt not covet. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not kill.

  5. θ says:

    “madmanna says: Mohammed attacked to kill and make slaves and steal land and possessions.”

    Different from a “failed pacifism” of Jesus and a “failed independence” of Moses, in Islam there’s always a justification to punish the violent infidels, especially the nearby ones. We don’t passively wait the future Messiah to do what we can do for justice.
    Q.9, v.123 O ye who believe, fight those nearby you of the violent disbelievers and let them find in you harshness. And know that Allah is with the righteous.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The failure of the ancient Jews to obey the order of entering the Promise Land is mainly caused by the lack of “Role model” in Moses’ persona.
    The failure of the ancient Jews to obey the order of expelling seven tribes of Canaanites is mainly caused by the lack of “Role model” in Joshua’ persona.

  7. madmanna says:

    The word violent is not in the text. You have no authority to change the Koran.

    Sahih International: O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelievers and let them find in you harshness. And know that Allah is with the righteous.

    Pickthall: O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).

    Yusuf Ali: O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.

    Shakir: O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).

    Muhammad Sarwar: Believers, fight the unbelievers near you for the cause of God so that they realize your strength and know that God is with the pious ones.

    Mohsin Khan: O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who are the Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2).

    Arberry: O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that God is with the godfearing.

    It is Islam that is violent, not the unbelievers.

  8. θ says:

    In Hadith, the word Al-Kuffar is defined so clearly as the violent, combative, belligerent infidels:
    Muslim Book 1, Hadith 173
    It is narrated on the authority of Miqdad b. Aswad that he said. Messenger of Allah, you just see (here is a point): If I encountered a person amongst the infidels (in the battlefield) [Al-Kuffar] and he attacked me and struck me and cut off one of my hands with the sword. Then he (in order to protect himself from me) took shelter of a tree and said: I become Muslim for Allah’s sake. Messenger of Allah, can I kill him after he had uttered this? The Messenger of Allah said: Do not kill him. I (the narrator) said: Messenger of Allah, he cut off my hand and uttered this after amputating it; should I then kill him? The Messenger of Allah said: Don’t kill him, for I you kill him, verily he would be in a position where you had been before killing him and verily you would be in a position where he had been before uttering (kalima).

    In terms of etymology, it is wrong to translate “Al-Kuffar” as Unbeliever.
    The Arabic word for “Unbeliever” is La Yu’min or La Tu’min. Word for “Believer” is Mu’min or Amanu. The word
    In the meantime, the word “Kufur” actually just means the cover, “Kafir” means covered one, the phrase “Alladhina Kafaru” means those who are covered. The word “Al-Kuffar” means the most covered.

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