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Yes, boys, you CAN have sex slaves: Outrage as British Muslim cleric at mosque where Cardiff jihadis were radicalised tells teenagers that 'captives' are permissible under Islam in vile sermon
The Daily Mail is getting all excited about this, as if it wasn't common knowledge that Islam permits slavery in general and sex slavery in particular. Then they feature the obligatory statement from the 'moderate' Imam that this is not 'true islam'. Thankfully fewer and fewer people are being fooled. And screaming 'racism!' 'Islamophobia!' is ceasing to work.
A hardline Muslim preacher suspected of radicalising three British jihadis told teenage disciples that it is ‘permissible’ under Islam to have sex slaves.
Ali Hammuda, an Imam at a Cardiff mosque where three young jihadis from the city worshipped before travelling to Syria to join Islamic State, also told the group of boys as young as 13 that the ‘day of judgment is close’ – a key part of IS’s warped propaganda. The revelations come amid heightened fears over the Islamist terror threat in the UK in the wake of the bloody attacks in France.
Hammuda is still preaching at the same mosque, two years after the three ‘Cardiff jihadis’ – Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, then 20, and Muthana’s younger brother Aseel, then 17 – left for Syria in 2014.
The cleric’s extraordinary (nothing extraordinary - it's orthodox Koranic doctrine) preachings were recorded secretly at a halaqa, or religious study circle, at the Al-Manar mosque by an undercover reporter. The event was publicised by posters mimicking the famous British wartime propaganda slogan, declaring Keep Calm And Come To Halaqa. Fringed by drawings of sports equipment, the poster added: ‘Brothers Only, Ideal age 13-18. Followed by indoor football.’
In the most damning section of the recording, Hammuda, the English Islamic Programmes officer at the mosque, explains a series of Hadiths, or sayings of the Prophet Mohammed with his group.
He tells them: ‘One of the interpretations as to what this means is that towards the end of time there will be many wars like what we are seeing today, and because of these wars women will be taken as captives, as slaves, yeah, women will be taken as slaves. And then, er, her master has relations with her because this is permissible in Islam, it’s permissible to have relations with a woman who is your slave or your wife.’
At no point does Hammuda, who was born in Palestine but brought up in the UK, point out that slavery is no longer permitted in Islam, (probably because it has always been permitted) nor indeed that it is illegal in the UK.
The hitherto unbroadcast audio tapes, recorded by TV company Hardcash Productions in an investigation into jihadis, were made in October 2014 – only weeks after reports of IS atrocities against the minority Yazidi sect in northern Iraq, whose women were enslaved, raped or executed after being captured by the IS thugs.
In other recordings, Hammuda speaks of music being ‘a sickness’ and a ‘tool of Satan’. The 28-year-old also used to give talks at a school attended by Nasser Muthana and Khan. They both appeared on an IS recruiting video. Khan was killed in a drone strike last year.
Undercover reporter Rizwan Syed, who made the recordings, also found a range of extremist literature available, such as Music Made Me Do It, which describes the harmful social, psychological and physical effects of music on individuals, and Punishment In Islamic Law, which advocates Shariah law, with its punishments of execution, amputation and stoning.
Syed recalled: ‘I saw books preaching brutal violence, sexism, homophobia, aggressive physical jihad, dismemberment and capital punishment implemented by the state. It reinforces the idea that what these militant groups are doing, what IS is doing, is legitimised by history.’
Until 2013, Hammuda was allowed to hold lunchtime sessions at Cathays High School in Cardiff, where Reyaad Khan was educated. Hammuda told his followers that music is manipulative, and along with ‘free mixing’ between men and women, is ‘not permitted in Islam’.
One of Britain’s leading moderate Islamic clerics, Imam Shahid Raza, said slavery violated the ‘dignity’ of human beings and only IS supporters would use the passage to claim it is permissible. He said: ‘There is a consensus among 99 per cent of Islamic scholars – it’s only a few radicals that do not agree with it – that slavery is against the laws of Islam, and the dignity of the human being. What the Daesh [Islamic State] people have done to the Yazidis is completely unIslamic..."