Kuwaiti Woman: It is permitted in Islam to purchase Christian Women as Sex-Slaves (jawari)
In 2011 the UK Daily Mail report on a “Kuwaiti woman who once ran for parliament has called for sex slavery to be legalized – and suggested that non-Muslim prisoners from war-torn countries would make suitable concubines.”
According the the UK Daily Mail:
Salwa al Mutairi argued buying a sex-slave would protect decent, devout and ‘virile’ Kuwaiti men from adultery because buying an imported sex partner would be tantamount to marriage. And she even had an idea of where to ‘purchase’ these sex-slaves – browsing through female prisoners of war in other countries.
Fast forward to today and ISIS capturing women and children and selling them into slavery.
Mutairi said that during a recent visit to Mecca, she asked Saudi muftis – Muslim religious scholars – what the Islamic ruling was on owning sex slaves. They are said to have told her that it is not haram.
The ruling was confirmed by ‘specialized people of the faith’ in Kuwait, she claimed.
‘They said, that’s right, 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.’ Jawari is the plural of the Arabic term jariya, meaning ‘concubine’ or ‘sex slave’.
One Saudi mufti supposedly told Mutairi: ‘The context must be that of a Muslim nation conquering a non-Muslim nation, so these jawari have to be prisoners of war.’
Concubines, she argued, would suit Muslim men who fear being ‘seduced or tempted into immoral behaviour by the beauty of their female servant.
As the Daily Mail noted, “She suggested shopping for prisoners of war so as to protect Kuwaiti men from being tempted to commit adultery or being seduced by other women’s beauty. ‘For example, in the Chechnyan war, surely there are female Russian captives,’ she said. ‘So go and buy those and sell them here in Kuwait. Better than to have our men engage in forbidden sexual relations.’ Her unbelievable argument for her plan was that ‘captives’ might ‘just die of hunger over there’. She insisted, ‘I don’t see any problem in this, no problem at all’. In an attempt to consider the woman’s feelings in the arrangement, Mutairi conceded that the enslaved women, however, should be at least 15.”
Watch the video with subtitles of Mutairi’s remarks on sex slavery in Islam (peace be upon you):