NATO-backed rebels enjoy “sexual jihad”
Paul Joseph Watson
April 3, 2013
Another Islamic cleric has gone public to announce a fatwa that permits US-backed FSA rebels to rape non-Sunni women in Syria as part of a “sexual jihad” that has seen girls as young as 14 transported into the country to service the needs of anti-Assad militants.
“Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-‘Ajlawni, a Jordanian of origin who lived in Damascus, Syria for 17 years, posted a YouTube video last week where he said he was preparing to issue a “legitimate fatwa” making it legal (in the eyes of Islam) for those Muslims fighting to topple secular president Bashar Assad and install Sharia law to “capture and have sex with” all non-Sunni women, specifically naming Assad’s own sect, the Alawites, as well as the Druze and several others, basically, all non-Sunnis and non-Muslims,” reports Human Events.
As CNS News reported earlier this week, girls as young as 14 are being sent to Syria from other middle eastern and north African countries following a call by Saudi scholar Sheikh Mohamed al-Arifi for rebels to engage in “sexual jihad,” a so-called “temporary marriage” that amounts to little more than sex slavery.
Though he later backtracked after pressure, “al-Arifi had issued a fatwa saying Syrian rebels can “temporarily marry” Syrian girls as young as 14, and promising “paradise” to the “wives” concerned,” states the report.
The fatwa allowed “intercourse marriage” with captive Syrian women that lasts for a few hours “in order to give each fighter a turn,” which as the Human Events report notes, is “also known as gang-rape.”
Egyptian Sheikh Ishaq Huwaini also once urged “infidel captives” to be taken to “the slave market, where slave-girls and concubines are sold” and distributed amongst jihadists.
“You go to the market and buy her, and she becomes like your legal mate—though without a contract, a guardian, or any of that stuff—and this is agreed upon by the ulema…. In other words, when I want a sex-slave, I go to the market and pick whichever female I desire and buy her,” said Huwaini.
While innumerable reports of FSA militants raping Syrian women have been ignored by the mainstream media, the Atlantic Wire today claims that a mere 1 per cent of all rapes in Syria are carried out by opposition fighters and that the vast majority are committed by “regime soldiers,” despite evidence that Assad troops have repeatedly been ordered not to sexually molest women.
Syrian girls are also being raped by Jordanians in refugee camps,
“Men – usually from Saudi Arabia and other gulf states – are given free rein at the camp. Coming in the guise of benefactors offering charity, in return many want a wife, reports Channel 4 News. “But these are marriages of convenience – for the men at least. So called “pleasure marriages”, they give cover – a sheen of respectability – to what is often wealthy men exploiting vulnerable women for sex.”
It’s particularly ironic that extremist Salafist militants – who believe their cause is pious and righteous as they behead prisoners while screaming “Allahu Akbar” in anticipation of their 72 virgins – are still being labeled “freedom fighters” by the mainstream media, even as they gang-rape children and commit a plethora of other atrocities.
Raymond Ibrahim, an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum, noted that extremist Muslim support for making rape acceptable in Syria and elsewhere is by no means an aberration and that, “The only aberration seems to be the United States’ wholesale support for self-professed rapists and terrorists—quite laughably, in the name of “democracy.”