En kvinnelig, tidligere parlamentskandidat i Kuwait, TV-verten Salwa al Mutairi, vil åpne for sexslaveri for å unngå at «anstendige og virile, kuwaitiske menn» begår utroskap, og foreslår ikke-muslimske, kvinnelige fanger fra krigsherjede land som passende sexslaver.
Mutairis oppsiktsvekkende uttalelser om sexslaveri har blitt møtt med vantro og raseri.
The political activist and TV host even suggested that it would be a better life for women in warring countries as the might die of starvation.
Mutairi claimed: ‘There was no shame in it and it is not haram’ (forbidden) under Islamic Sharia law.’
She gave the example of Haroun al-Rashid, an 8th century Muslim leader who ruled over an area covered by modern-day Iran, Iraq and Syria and was rumoured to have 2,000 concubines.
Mutairi recommended that offices could be opened to run the sex trade in the same way that recruitment agencies provide housemaids.
Den politiske aktivisten foreslår å kjøpe kvinnelige krigsfanger, som f.eks. russiske kvinner, fra Tsjetsjenia og selge dem i Kuwait.
Her unbelievable argument for her plan was that ‘captives’ might ‘just die of hunger over there’.
She insisted, ‘I don’t see any problem in this, no problem at all’.
In an attempt to consider the woman’s feelings in the arrangement, Mutari conceded that the enslaved women, however, should be at least 15.
Mutairi said free women must be married with a contract but with concubines ‘the man just buys her and that’s it. That’s enough to serve as marriage.’
Bemerkningene, som ble postet på YouTube i forrige måned, har de siste dagene blitt publisert i aviser i Gulf-statene, og er blitt møtt med raseri både i Kuwait og den øvrige regionen.
– Skal tro hvordan Salwa al Mutairi hadde følt seg under Iraks okkupasjon (av Kuwait) og hun ble solgt som krigsbytte, slik hun foreslår for tsjetsjenske kvinner, skriver den amerikansk-egyptiske journalisten og kvinnerettighetsforkjemperen Mona Eltahawy i en Tweet.
– Du er en skam for alle kvinner, skriver Shireen Qudosi, mens redaktør for den Saudi-eide TV-stasjonen Al Arabiya, Muna Khan, skriver at toppen av Mutairis avskyelige holdning er hennes påstand om at forslaget hennes ikke er strid med islam:
Mutairi said that during a recent visit to Mecca, she asked Saudi muftis – Muslim religious scholars – what the Islamic ruling was on owning sex slaves. They are said to have told her that it is not haram.
The ruling was confirmed by ‘specialized people of the faith’ in Kuwait, she claimed.
‘They said, that’s right, the only solution for a decent man who has the means, who is overpowered by desire and who does not want to commit fornication, is to acquire jawari.’ Jawari is the plural of the Arabic term jariya, meaning ‘concubine’ or ‘sex slave’.
One Saudi mufti supposedly told Mutairi: ‘The context must be that of a Muslim nation conquering a non-Muslim nation, so these jawari have to be prisoners of war.’
Concubines, she argued, would suit Muslim men who fear being ‘seduced or tempted into immoral behaviour by the beauty of their female servants’.