Posts tagged ‘Slavery’
URL of the original posting site: https://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/georgetown-professor-condones-rape-and-slavery-under-sharia
No flap has ensued at Georgetown University after one of its professors declared, ‘It’s not immoral for one human to own another human.’
A Georgetown professor of Islamic studies sent shockwaves through the academic and secular world for a lecture he gave essentially condoning Islamic slavery and nonconsensual sex (that’s academic for “rape”).
That would have been the opening sentence to comment on such a lecture if we lived in normal times – which we don’t. The lecture in question actually created very little stir – neither at the university where he is employed nor elsewhere save for some very astute blogs (see here and here) deconstructing the professor’s astonishing breadth of obfuscation.
In a lecture (see below) at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (a Muslim-Brotherhood-linked group) and in subsequent questions and answers following his talk, Georgetown Islamic Studies professor Jonathan Brown, a convert to Islam, declares:
“It’s not immoral for one human to own another human.” He waxes poetic about the great life a slave has under sharia law (versus slavery under white men in the South) without actually defining that life. Perhaps, as Clarion Project has done, he should get his information from a Yazidi girl from Iraq.
Brown says slavery itself is not problematic, since the “the Prophet of God [Mohammed] had slaves … There’s no denying that. Was he—are you more morally mature than the Prophet of God? No you’re not.” Rather, “The moral evil is extreme forms of deprivation of rights and extreme forms of control and extreme forms of exploitation. 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.”
Brown mentions examples such as an employer and an employee, taking out a mortgage and even his own marriage, since his wife held certain rights over him. Somehow, the fact that one engages in these activities from his or her own free will and has the ability to terminate such relationships went over the professor’s head, or he chose to ignore them.
Brown tells his audience Islamic slavery was fundamentally better than slavery that was practiced in the U.S., since it was not racially motivated. How that makes it better is beyond my moral compass, but one can simply look at the well documented history of the Arab slave trade of Africans to dispute this.
Although many whites were enslaved by Arab Muslims as well, an estimated 10-20 million black Africans were enslaved between 650 and 1900 by Arab slave traders. Many of these slaves were forcibly castrated to serve as eunuchs that guarded the vast harems of female slaves belonging to the rulers. Black Muslim slaves still exist today, for example, in Mauritania and Sudan. Black people suffer discrimination in Saudi Arabia, where slavery was only abolished in 1962.
“There is no such thing as slavery, as a category, as a conceptual category that exists throughout space and time trans-historically.”
As for the permissibility of sex with a slave, Brown says, “Consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex” and goes on to dig at the overrated concept of autonomy over one’s own body, saying our society is “obsessed with the idea of autonomy and consent.”
When asked if having nonconsensual sex with an enslaved woman – or any woman—is wrong, Brown asks if there is really any difference between a girl sold in a slave market in Istanbul and a poor baker’s daughter who marries a poor baker’s son out of lack of other options:
“[The girl’s owner in Istanbul] by the way, might treat her badly, might treat her incredibly well … that baker’s son might treat her well. He might treat her horribly. The difference between these two people is not that big. We see it as enormous because we’re obsessed with the idea of autonomy and consent, would be my first response. It’s not a solution to the problem. I think it does help frame it.”
“Frame it” or not, there is a world of difference between the two situations and a simple answer that consent is not a relativistic concept when we are talking about a raping of women would have sufficed.
The fact that a college professor can get away with such apologetic views on such serious moral issues surrounding Islamic thought – issues that entire populations who have been taken over by Islamic State are facing with horrific consequences — is truly staggering. One can only imagine the response by the university if a professor of Christian thought had expounded such views about Christianity.
By: C.E. Dyer on September 10, 2016
URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/jihadi-yazidi-sex-slave/
Liberals decry the “rape culture” in the United States, yet they turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the horrors of the Islamic State group that prove what “rape culture” really looks like.
CNS News reported that Jacqueline Isaac, a lawyer and a humanitarian, said that the goal of the Islamic State group in regard to the Yazidi people is to torture and wipe “them off the face of the Earth.” Isaac also said that the Islamic State tells Yazidi girls that they can convert voluntarily, but that it doesn’t matter because once they rape them, they are Muslim.
The mainstream media — ABC, CBS and NBC — didn’t cover the testimony Isaac gave before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in which she discussed the horrors of the Islamic State group, according to CNS News.
“With the girls particularly that I met, they in one night — because they felt safe in Sinjar (Iraq) — one night ISIS came and took all of these girls,” said Isaac. “They told them first, they gave them an option: Will you become a Muslim? Will you convert to Islam? Many of them said ‘no.’”
Isaac continued: “And they told them, ‘You are going to be Muslim regardless because we are going to sleep with you. ‘And the moment we do that, once we rape you, you will be Muslim.’”
As vice president of the humanitarian group Roads of Success, Isaac traveled to Iraq and Syria, where she was able to speak with many Islamic State victims, particularly Yazidi women and girls who had been able to escape after being sold into sex slavery by the Islamists.
The lawyer and humanitarian added that the Islamists “systematic sex trafficking” will only get worse if we don’t stop them now:
“Today, it starts with the Yazidis. Tomorrow, it’s going to be not only the Christians but every woman that doesn’t fit into their philosophy. We need to stop the menace that’s going on there. We need to stop it at its route. This is the nerve center. Right now, all the crazies from all over the world are coming to this center point, to this nerve center.
“If we can cut the snake at its head, we can defuse them,” she concluded.
God bless Isaac for doing this work and shining a light on the horrific crimes committed by the Islamic State group. We need to end their reign of terror and we need to do it now.
Published on July 19, 2016
URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/07/viral-black-man-mocks-black-thugs-epic-rant-thats-melting-internet/
By Brian Lonergan | March 11, 2016
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. used a recent discussion on criminal justice reform to draw a connection between the end of slavery and the Second Amendment, saying, “the abolition of slavery was inevitably due to the arming of blacks.”
Appearing at a panel on criminal justice reform at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., on March 3, Clarke cited the writings of 19th century abolitionist and writer Frederick Douglass in support of gun ownership by fugitive and freed slaves.
“Douglass strongly supported the right of fugitive slaves to have and use weapons to resist kidnapping,” he said. “When government fails to protect the just right of any individual man, that man rests on his original right of self-defense even if it means shooting down his pursuers. Slavery is a system of brute force. It must be met with its own weapons.”
“He went on to say that freedom was worth fighting for,” Clarke continued. “Slaves plus guns equal freedom. The abolition of slavery was inevitably due to the arming of blacks. Now if you think for one minute that I’m going to cede these rights back to the federal government or any government or any court, you’d better think again.”
A vocal defender of Second Amendment rights, Clarke concluded his statement by holding up a copy of the Constitution and saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, I will fight for your rights under this document like it were my right, and it is. And I will die fighting for this document.”
Clarke was joined on the panel at CPAC by Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia attorney general, Pat Nolan, director of the American Conservative Union’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform, and Washington Times reporter Kelly Riddell.
David A. Clarke Jr., a Democrat, was elected to a 4-year term as the sheriff of Milwaukee County in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. In those elections he won, respectively, with 74%, 78%, 74%, and 79% of the vote.
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