Sunday, June 12, 2011
Kuwait is a modern Persian Gulf nation by any standard. It's one of the wealhiest countries on the planet, one filled with glamourous hotels and shopping parkades, and a populace that is the most educated in the Arab world. However, like all other countries, Kuwait has some political commentators who seem like they are from the Stone Age, and one of those is TV hostess Salwa al-Mutairi.
Last month, Ms. Mutairi got on her soapbox and suggested the introduction of legislation that would make sex slavery legal, provided that the women were foreign and over 15.
The political wannabe, disturbed by the idea that young, wealthy men may be tempted into sin by their pretty housekeepers and nannies cited a Quranic cleric named Haroun al-Rashid as an endorsement of her plan. It should be noted that while Caliph al-Rashid allegedly has 2000 concubines, he also died almost 1300 years ago.
Still, this doesn't bother Salwa al-Mutairi, who believes that "In the Chechen war, surely are female Russian captives. So go and buy those and sell them here in Kuwait. Better than to have our men have forbidden sexual relations." As substance for her argument, she insisted that the Russian captives would just starve to death and life would be better being repeatedly raped by their owner. When questioned about the morality of such a thing, she continued that it isn't haram and the idea doesn't bother her a tiny bit, in fact she emphasized the convenience : "Free women must be married with a contract, but with concubines the man just buys her and that's it. That's enough to serve as marriage."
Focused solely on the perception of honour in rich men, Ms. Mutairi quipped "the only solution for a decent man who has the means, who is overpowered by desire and who does not want to commit fornication, is to acquire jawari. (sex slaves taken in the context of war)"
Actually, madam, there is an alternate solution: Suggest that rich men keep their pants on and that 4 wives is surely enough for even the most virile and randy dude. If it's not enough, they should pay the consequences due any other guy who cheats on his wedded mate(s). There are millions and millions of Muslim men, including wealthy ones, who seem to have no problem with the concept of marital fidelity and possess no desire to kidnap women for raping. Sure, sex slavery may be in the Quran - it's even in the Bible- but it doesn't mean that it should actually be practiced. The concept that pimping prevents adultery is one of the most barbaric absurdities ever proposed, and has no place in any modern nation.
This dingbat should be absolutely shunned and removed from any position in which she has influence over the decent youth of Kuwait. This so-called lady is a prime example of the adage that nobody can hate a woman like another woman.
Get her off the air!
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 22:21