“War is deceit,” said Muhammad, and these women got the message: they actually have the audacity to say that girls who were kidnapped, enslaved, and forcibly converted have been “liberated” — echoing, mind you, the words of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. Anyway, here’s how Islam liberates women:
The Qur’an likens a woman to a field (tilth), to be used by a man as he wills: “Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will” (2:223).
It declares that a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man: “Get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her” (2:282).
It allows men to marry up to four wives, and have sex with slave girls also: “If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice” (4:3).
It rules that a son’s inheritance should be twice the size of that of a daughter: “Allah (thus) directs you as regards your children’s (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females” (4:11).
Worst of all, the Qur’an tells husbands to beat their disobedient wives: “Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them” (4:34). It allows for marriage to pre-pubescent girls, stipulating that Islamic divorce procedures “shall apply to those who have not yet menstruated” (65:4).
“Narrated ‘Aisha: The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people).” I said, ‘You have made us (i.e. women) dogs.’ I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip away. for I disliked to face him.” — Sahih Bukhari 1.9.490
And finally, isn’t it great that these women who sympathize with Boko Haram are in Great Britain? What could possibly go wrong? Her Majesty’s Government is busy guarding the nation against “Islamophobes,” so all is well.
“U.K. Islamist Women: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls’ Conversion to Islam Is No Surprise. Islam Liberates Women,” MEMRI, May 19, 2014:
Following are excerpts from a video of U.K. Islamist women responding to the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram, which was posted on the Internet on May 19, 2014:
U.K. Islamist woman, with a niqab covering her face: The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram has once again focused the world’s attention on Islam and the treatment of women. Images of the girls covered in Khimar [head scarf] and Jilbab [robe], declaring the Testification of Faith, have raised the question of whether these girls have been forced to convert to Islam. What should raise even more suspicion is the response of the Western world to the whole kidnapping incident. The U.S., Israel, Britain, France, and others have offered their support and assistance in locating the girls. But why are they so bothered about 276 Nigerian girls?
The fact of the matter is that the Nigerian government does not care about these girls, nor do the Western governments. Rather, they have their own strategic and economic interests in Nigeria. The truth is that the allies fear the growing support in African countries for the establishment of an Islamic state. The truth is that the U.S. and the U.K. don’t care about the welfare of women even in their own countries.
Other U.K. Islamist woman, with a niqab covering her face: In light of this, it is no surprise that tens of thousands of women around the world embrace Islam every year – because Islam is the only religion that liberates women from the shackles of slavery, and subservience to human beings.
So no one should be surprised at the conversion to Islam of the Nigerian schoolgirls. We pray and we ask Allah for the safe return of all our sisters, such as Aafia Siddiqui, our sisters forgotten in Saudi prisons, and our sisters all over the world.