10/08/2005

More Islamic 'Marriage' Practices

On Friday, I wrote Wife as Slave? about how women are perceived as nothing but sexual beings that only exist to please a man's desires. It examines Islamic belief in the relationship between husband and wife. It did not go into full detail about some of the other aspects of Islamic marriages.

Daniel Pipes had written about 'marriages' on Friday as well. His article Arabian Sex Tourism appeared on Front Page Magazine.

It describes what amounts to an illicit sex trade in which wealthy Muslim men from the Arab Gulf States abuse young Muslim girls, 13 - 16 years old, in poor countries such as India. These girls, usually virgins, are 'married' off to these men and then are divorced by the men. Sometimes the arrangements for the marriage and the divorce are made before the same Islamic judge and the 'marriages' are usually dissolved the day after the debauchery occurs.

The Arabs usually "marry" the girls for short periods, sometimes just a single night. In fact, Wajihuddin reports, marriage and divorce formalities are often prepared at the same time, thereby expediting the process for all involved. Akhileshwari notes that "their girl children are available for as little as 5,000 rupees to satisfy the lust of doddering old Arab men." Five thousand rupees, by the way, equals just a bit over US$100.


Islam, the self-vaunted protector of women's rights!! By using the current rules of marriage in Islam, the same rules which many Muslims hold up and say, "Hey, we were the first to grant women property rights", is being used to prostitute young girls. For that is what it is, prostitution. Under Islamic law a man can have up to 4 wives at a time and some of the men who go to those poorer countries, arrange to 'marry' more than one girl. It is not condemned. One official in the article made the outrageous statement that it helps out the poor girls families. No official seemed concerned about the morality of it all. Sham 'marriage' in order for 'doddering old men' to enjoy their lusts. Islam, the protector of women's rights!! What a laugh.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing stuff Seawitch. Great post. It never ceases to amaze me how people even in our own midsts, defend these savages.

Patrick

8:47 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Thanks Patrick

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Bozwell said...

One wonders why ANY woman would choos to be a part of thios disgusting religion...

There again it's probably not a matter of choice is it?

1:41 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

boz,

It is a choice for women in Western countries. I don't understand those women who convert.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

It is probably the same mechanism (whatever that is) that allows a woman to stay in an abusive relationship for years.

G-d knows that is a huge problem that has no cultural boundaries.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

You maybe correct. I don't understand why. And abuse of women does know no cultural, religious, and ecomonic factors. Bit Islam seems to take it to extreme.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Felis said...

Seawitch,
"Islam, the self-vaunted protector of women's rights!!"
As long the appearances and pretenses for the outside world are kept intact - anything goes in Islam.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

You do a great job of exposing the appearances and pretenses.

8:42 PM  

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