Wednesday, September 25, 2013
OK, you may ask: what is sex jihad?
Last Thursday, during an address to the National Constituent Assembly, Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Bin Jeddo announced that Tunisian girls who had traveled to Syria to perform “sex jihad” had returned after being sexually “swapped between 20, 30, and 100 rebels and they come back bearing the fruit of sexual contacts [from pregnancies to diseases] in the name of sexual jihad and we are silent doing nothing and standing idle.”
But isn't this kind of sex forbidden to Muslims? Well, as Bill Clinton might say, it depends.
... the overarching rule of [Islamic] jurisprudence asserts that “necessity makes permissible the prohibited.” And if obligatory matters can only be achieved by performing the prohibited, then it becomes obligatory to perform the prohibited, and there is no greater duty than jihad.
In other words:
Two important points emerge here: first, jihad is the “pinnacle” of Islam—for it makes Islam supreme; and second, the idea that “necessity makes permissible the prohibited.” Thus, because making Islam supreme through jihad is the greatest priority, anything and everything that is otherwise banned becomes permissible.
So you see, all that straight-laced imagery we get about Muslim women with they heads covered with shawls so that their hair does not incite men to acts of sexual immorality, like these shown in the Virginian Pilot putting on a cooking demonstration is but one of the manifestations of Islam. The women, by the way are not in Saudi Arabia but are students at ODU in Norfolk, Virginia.
But there is a higher duty, like this:
Other interviewed women have told of how they were “fooled,” or how their husbands (they being one of four wives) divorced and sent them to Syria for the sex jihad, with assurances that they would be guaranteed paradise in the afterlife. One 16-year-old explained how her father ordered her to have sex with several jihadi “liberators.”
As time passes and people open up, we learn a lot. And some of it if still surprises us.