Not that keeping a sex slave would in itself constitute adultery or corruption. Women taken captive as prisoners of war and then enslaved as concubines is sanctioned by the Qur’an, you see: “And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you.” — Qur’an 4:24
This is the sort of Qur’anic provision that Muslims in the West routinely insist is a relic of the past, never to be revived again among Muslims. How is it that Salwa Al-Mutairi came to Misunderstand Islam so spectacularly?
Note also the hollowness of Islamic morality as Salwa Al-Mutairi envisions it. Islamic leaders routinely castigate the West for its immorality, but their alternative is this veneer of morality covering barbarity, brutality, and the use of women as commodities.
“Female activist calls for legalizing sex slavery,” by A Saleh for Kuwait Times, June 4 (thanks to Paul):
KUWAIT: A female political activist and former parliamentary candidate has recommended the introduction of legislation to legalize the provision of enslaved female concubines for Muslim men in Kuwait in a bid, she says, to protect those men from committing adultery or corruption.
The activist, Salwa Al-Mutairi, suggested apparently seriously in a video broadcast online that she had been informed by some clerics that affluent Muslim men who fear being seduced or tempted into immoral behavior by the beauty of their female servants, or even of those servants ‘casting spells’ on them, would be better to purchase women from an ‘enslaved maid’ agency for sexual purposes.
She suggested that special offices could be set up to provide concubines in the same way as domestic staff recruitment agencies currently provide housemaids.
We want our youth to be protected from adultery,” said Al-Mutairi, suggesting that these maids could be brought as prisoners of war in war-stricken nations like Chechnya to be sold on later to devout merchants.
This is not religiously forbidden,” she added, indicating that Caliph Haroun Al-Rashid (766-809 AD) was married to one woman but possessed 200 concubines.