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Friday, September 24, 2004
  Islam and Rape
An absolutely fascinating piece by Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch on the vicious raping of women by the Muslim Arabs in the Sudan. It confirms much of what I've been reading in Jihad. It seems like pretty much the entire Islamic tradition has included the pillaging and raping of those the Muslim's conquered. Here's a sumptuous appetizer:
With Muhammad revered throughout the Islamic world as al-insan al-kamil, the perfect man, the rapes of Darfur and Beslan are nothing surprising. What is surprising, or ought to be, is the silence from the Islamic world about the rapes in both cases. Where are the reformers who will dare to say that Muhammad’s example must not be followed in this case? Who will acknowledge that the world has developed principles of human rights that must supersede those forged in seventh-century Arabia? Where are the Western spokesmen who are not so in thrall to multiculturalism that they will condemn rape that is justified according to Islamic religious principles? The much-lionized “Muslim Martin Luther,” Tariq Ramadan, now banned from entering the U.S., can so far only bring himself to call for a moratorium, not a definitive ban, on stoning for adulterers. Rape of captives? His sentiments are not known. Where is the Muslim Solzhenitsyn, who will speak honestly about the aspects of Islam that so desperately need reform, and call for the overhaul that the system so obviously needs?

 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 7:46 AM


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