Here is a clearer video of Friday night’s debate between the Imam Moustafa Zayed and me on whether on not Islam grants equality to women.
Zayed lost the debate badly, and is in full-on damage control mode; one of his associates has posted his response here, and although I am in a hurry to get to a meeting I couldn’t let this go by. Zayed says:
As per not only the horrendous lie, but the most bizarre thing that I ever heard in my life, is when Spencer claimed that women captives would have to walk around naked from the waste up. I would not even dignify that horrendous insanity with an answer.
Actually, if you watch the video, you will see that I was referring to female captives who are used as sex slaves. Horribly Islamophobic of me, eh? Well, not so fast. Here is Kuwaiti Muslim “activist” Salwa al-Mutairi in June 2011, calling for revival of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim female captives:
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.
Will Zayed confront Salwa al-Mutairi about her “horrendous insanity,” her “horrendous lie”? Don’t hold your breath. As always, Muslims can say whatever outrageous things they want, call for blood, call for sex slavery, whatever. It only becomes “Islamophobia” when non-Muslims dare to repeat their statements.