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Viewpoint: What Does the Quran really say?

By Darla Meyers, Citizens For the St. Croix Valley

When we hear of people who deny the Holocaust, what is our immediate reaction? It should be one of shock. How could anyone deny the pictures, the videos, the eye-witness accounts, and the Third Reich? We heard the phrase "Never Again!" Yet, we are witnessing a similar mindset.

Some people are denying the tortures, the pictures, the eye-witness accounts, and the civilizational jihad that is amongst us. The Jihad Deniers are here, and they are in our midst. What is your reaction to this headline? "Islamic State opens sex slave market in Turkey's capital."

What does the Qur'an really say? Robert Spencer quotes the Qur'an: "In Islamic law, it is normal: the seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur'an." According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take "captives of the right hand" (Qur'an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur'an says: "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). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur'an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: "The believers must win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or whom their right hands possess, for they are free from blame." (Qur'an 23:1-6). The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition. ..." 

Where is the feminist outcry? Where is the inclusion group's outcry? Where is the outcry from clergy? The hypocrisy is staggering. Are you ready for this Qur'an-sanctioned sex slavery of your wife, child, mother, grandmother or anyone who is deemed an infidel? If you're not, you better get ready. "...It is also in Islamic law: "When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled." (Umdat al-Salik O9.13)..."

And if you think a Qur'an-following woman will have pity on her fellow female sex slaves, you are mistaken: "..."Is this forbidden by Islam?" I asked. "Absolutely not. 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."

When someone promotes the Qur'an as peaceful, ask them, have you read the Qur'an? Have you read the Hadith, the Summa of Mohammad? Have you read the Sira, the life of Mohammad? Have you read Shariallah? Local clergy were asked if they had read the Qur'an. They all responded no. How can you promote a political system as peaceful if you don't even know what they are saying? Start by reading Dr. Bill Warner's books or attend the Pastor Shahram Hadian talk Dec. 1 at Kilkarney Golf Club in River Falls. For more information, visit