In Islam, women are figures of temptation and evil, to be shunned and kept under tight control. Muhammad himself pronounced that women are “deficient in religion and intellect,” and comprise the majority of those spending eternity in hellfire (Sahih Bukhari 1.6.301, 4.54.464). “Women Blamed for Islamic Politicians” Foolish Decisions,” by Yeremia Sukoyo for the Jakarta Globe, May 29:
A former Islamic student leader says that senior figures in religious political parties have been lured into foolish decisions by attractive women seeking to tarnish the politicians” reputations.
“Women are being used as a way of degrading the image of Islamic figures,” Erlangga Muhammad, former secretary general of the Islamic Students Alumni Association (Kahmi), said on Tuesday.
He cited the beef quota graft case in which Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) figures have been named suspects by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
“Unfortunately, the Islamic figures involved are not as cunning in their politics. As such, when faced with efforts to weaken them, they [PKS politicians] are unable to do anything,” Erlangga told a dialogue on Islam and politics at the Islamic Youth Movement (Gerakan Pemuda Islam) headquarters in Jakarta.
In January, Ahmad Fathanah, an adviser to the then-PKS chairman and a suspect in the beef quota case, was caught in a hotel room with a female university student to whom he gave cash. Fatahanah was later accused of giving gifts to up to 45 women….