In PJ Lifestyle I discuss another aspect of the Iranian threat to Obama’s daughters and American personnel:
At the height of the controversy over U.S. military intervention in Syria, as I noted last week, an Iranian official named Alireza Forghani issued a novel threat to the United States: if the U.S. entered Syria, he said, there would be “mass abductions and brutal killings of American citizens around the world and the rape and killing of one of Obama’s daughters should the United States attack Syria.” Within two days of the beginning of the military action, Forghani said that a relative of every U.S. cabinet member, ambassador, and military commander around the world would be abducted and limbs hacked off them, all to be lavishly depicted in lurid YouTube videos.
As David Swindle noted right after the Boston Marathon jihad bombing,
“We are now entering a new phase of the Islamic war to replace liberal societies with Sharia law. This is World War IV, a multi-decade conflict that will be for our generation what the war against Nazism and Fascism was for our grandparents. Except it will probably be worse.”
Forghani’s threat illustrated just how much worse it could get. It is not outside the realm of possibility that his threat could come true, and that Islamic jihadis worldwide could begin raping, torturing and murdering Americans in large numbers, and filming the whole thing as they filmed the beheadings of Daniel Pearl, Nicholas Berg, Paul Marshall Johnson, and others. This could conceivably happen in the United States as well. Rape has always been a weapon of war; German women in Berlin as it was falling to the Soviets in April 1945 grew accustomed to regular rapes from the Soviet soldiers. This became so common that in their black humor they joked, “Better a Russki on the belly than an Ami on the head” — that is, better to be raped by a Russian than to fall victim to an American bombing raid.But it couldn’t possibly happen here, could it? Well, why not? It is already happening in Britain, where an appallingly large number of Muslim rape gangs have abducted English girls, gang-raped them, forced them into prostitution, and in some cases killed them. These gangs have frequently made statements that indicate that they see their actions as justified because their victims are non-Muslim; one Muslim who murdered his captive sex slave called her a “kuffar bitch” — that is, an Infidel. Many of the captors have been noted for being particularly devout Muslims; one even raped numerous girls to punish them for being outside without permission of a male guardian, which is a crime in Islamic law. One judge told a captor, “You preyed on these girls because they were not part of your community or religion.”
This is happening because the Qur’an allows Muslim men to have sex with captive slave girls, the “captives of the right hand” (4:3; 4:23-4). Muslim clerics have also said that women who violate Islam’s dress codes and venture out uncovered deserve what they get. In Denmark, Mufti Shahid Mehdi said “Women are not entitled to respect when they walk around without a hijab. They are to blame when they are attacked.” And the Mufti of Australia, Sheikh Taj al-Din al-Hilali, gained international notoriety in 2006 by saying that victims of rape are at fault. Speaking to a Muslim audience in Sydney, he explained that rape (specifically, zina, sexual activity forbidden under Islamic law “” a word mistranslated in published accounts of the Sheikh’s words as “adultery”) is “90 percent the woman’s responsibility. Why? Because a woman owns the weapon of seduction. It’s she who takes off her clothes, shortens them, flirts, puts on make-up and powder and takes to the streets, God protect us, dallying. It’s she who shortens, raises and lowers. Then, it’s a look, a smile, a conversation, a greeting, a talk, a date, a meeting, a crime, then Long Bay jail.”
This might not seem to be the same thing as what Forghani was threatening, but in the essentials it is. The rape gangs in England felt free to prey on British girls because they were not Muslim and not adhering to Sharia codes, in accord with the Qur’an’s permission to have sex with slave girls. Forghani thinks it is permissible for Muslims to abduct and rape Americans because they would be attacking a Muslim country, Syria, and thus be subject to the Muslim rules of war, which allow for the capture and enslavement of non-Muslim women and are based on those same Qur’anic passages.
Jihadis have used rape as a weapon, according to Islamic tradition, back to the time of Muhammad. One tradition holds that after a successful battle, Muhammad tells his men, “Go and take any slave girl.” He took one for himself also. After his notorious massacre of the Jewish Qurayzah tribe, he did it again. According to his earliest biographer, Ibn Ishaq, after Muhammad killed between 600 and 900 of the men of the Qurayzah, he took one of the newly widowed women, Rayhana bint Amr, as another one of his concubine. Rayhana is not noted to have been asked for or to have given her consent to this arrangement, or to sex with Muhammad.