Gerard Batten and the Question of Sex Slaves

Gerard Batten and the Question of Sex Slaves, by Hugh Fitzgerald.

Nigel Farage said last Friday that he wants Gerard Batten out as UKIP leader for naming Tommy Robinson his adviser on rape gangs and prison reform. Farage complained about Batten’s “fixation with Tommy Robinson and discussing Islam.” And it’s true: Batten has been saying some disturbing things about Islam. What makes them most disturbing is that they all happen to be true.

Consider his claim that Islam permits the taking of “sex slaves” from among Infidel girls, and that this is the ideological justification for the Rotherham grooming gangs. When he said this in a television interview with SkyNews, his interviewer, one Gillian Joseph, expressed her distaste and disbelief. She first described his appearance at what she called an “anti-Islam rally.”

Batten promptly corrects her: “It was not an anti-Islam rally, but a rally for justice for women and girls.”

Joseph then insists that Batten had “attributed them [sex crimes] to a particular religion. That’s not the ideology of Islam.”

Batten replies “It’s in the hadith and Qur’an… If he [Muhammad] did something, it’s okay for other people..”

Joseph repeats: “That’s not the ideology of Islam.” She continues: “You’re attacking the entire religion of Islam which doesn’t espouse…to actually advocate sex before marriage.”

Batten answers: “It does allow people — their followers — to take sex slaves who are not of the same religion. Kuffars, infidels can be taken as sex slaves. It’s one of the conditions of warfare that they have.” …

The Qur’an is clear on the subject of sex slaves. It tells Muslims to take captives when they meet unbelievers in battle: “Now when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens” (47:4). It also refers to slave women belonging to the Islamic prophet Muhammad as spoils of war: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful to you your wives to whom you have paid their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses of those whom Allah has given you as spoils of war” (33:50). There are seven different words for “slave” in the Qur’an, but the most common expression, which appears fifteen times, is “those whom your right hand possesses,” which refers specifically to sex slaves.

The West is having real difficulty coming to grips with the seventh century nature of fundamentalist Islam. It’s not hidden, but it is not at first believed because it seems so … pre-medieval.

Robert Spencer notes that “a powerful statement of the right to sex slaves in Islam was delivered on May 25, 2011 by a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, who spoke in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and Islamic morality.

“Sex slaves are not forbidden by Islam. On the contrary, sex slaves are under a different law than the free woman. The free woman must be completely covered except for her face and hands. But the sex slave can be naked from the waist up. She differs a lot from the free woman. While the free woman requires a marriage contract, the sex slave does not—she only needs to be purchased by her husband, and that’s it. Therefore the sex slave is different than the free woman.” …

The legitimizing of sex slaves is found both in Qur’an passages –e.g.,Surah Al-Muminun (23:6) and Surah Al-Maarij (70:30)– and in the behavior of Muhammad, who took 12 wives and numerous concubines, including those who could be described as “those whom my right hand possesses” which meant “sex slaves.”

Islamic State, Rotherham etc.:

Non-Muslim girls who were raped by Muslims report that their rapist would pray just before and just after raping them. Clearly they believed it had religious sanction, that they were only being good Muslims.

Gerard Batten:

UKIP leader Gerard Batten

Gerard Batten, this commonsensical, mild-mannered, altogether admirable man, no matter how often he is described as “far right” and “racist” by the likes of Gillian Joseph, should be able, by dint of repetition — even the truth, in this hectic age, needs to be repeated to make it stick — to imprint on the brains of his listeners what is a very simple notion.

To wit, that the phrase “those whom your right hand possesses,” repeated fifteen times in the Qur’an, refers to female slaves taken from among the conquered Unbelievers, who can be used by Muslim males for sex, that according to the Qur’an this is a legitimate activity, that Muhammad himself, the Perfect Man and Model of Conduct, took such sex slaves.

Yazidi and Christian girls have been mass-raped by members of the Islamic State, Christian girls have been kidnapped and raped by members of Boko Haram, and more than 1,400 English girls, as young as 11, were repeatedly raped in Rotherham alone by Muslim men who believed that such Unbelievers could naturally be treated as sex slaves, for they were, according to the Qur’an “the most vile of creatures.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil