While the international community continues to fetishize its Jew-hatred and indulge its obscene hatred for the tiny Jewish state in anti-Israel resolution after resolution, there is a monstrous Islamic war against freedom-loving people in the Philippines. The crimes against humanity are unspeakable, the unimaginable horror ignored. We see this same pattern of the sanction of jihad evil in Thailand, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Congo, et al.
Islamists in the besieged city of Marawi in southern Philippines are forcing female hostages into sex slavery, Manila’s army has said. Male and female captives are also made to assist the militants in their fight against the Filipino military. “Worst thing [is] there are cases of female hostages forced to marry the terrorist group. They are being forced to [be a] sex slave, forced to destroy the dignity of these women,” Joint Task Force Marawi spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera told reporters.
Herrera cited examples of hostages who either escaped or were rescued and said their accounts show that women suffered brutal sexual assaults at the hands of the Maute captors. The captives were also tasked with plundering abandoned houses in the conflict-ridden area to fuel the Maute insurgency.
“The hostages were tasked to loot houses, establishments [for] ammunition, firearms, cash, [and] gold,” added Herrera. (The Independent)
Over the past month in the Philippines:
Philippines: Islamic State forces women to become sex slaves and orders hostages to convert to Islam
The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.
And as for the forced conversions, the Qur’an says that “there is no compulsion in religion,” (2:256), but what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder. The institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion. Remember Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, the journalists who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam — even though their conversions were obviously coerced, their captors made them say that they were converting freely, and the captors probably believed that themselves. After all, the journos could have chosen to be killed instead.
“ISIS forces women trapped in over-run Philippines city to become sex slaves and orders hostages to convert to Islam as it uses Christian human shields to fend off Duterte’s troops,” by Rory Tingle, Mailonline, June 27, 2017:
ISIS fighters in the Philippines are forcing women to become sex slaves and hiding behind 100 Christian human shields as the vicious battle to retake a city held by the militants enters its second month.
Terrorists from the Maute group seized Marawi City five weeks ago and have taken hostages who they are forcing to convert to Islam and carry wounded fighters.
Most of Marawi’s 200,000 citizens have fled since the attack on May 23, and those left behind have been subjected to horrific abuse, according to escapees.
‘They are being forced to be sex slaves, forced to destroy the dignity of these women,’ said army spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera.
‘This is what is happening inside, this is very evident..these are evil personalities.’
Hostages include leading churchman Father Teresito Soganub.
Abdullah Maute, one of two brothers who formed the group, said on Sunday he would free Soganub in return for his parents, who are being held by police.
But this request was refused by Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, with his spokesman saying any bargaining with terrorists was against government policy.
Heavy clashes broke out today as strongman leader Duterte ordered intense bombing raids by planes on the shrinking rebel zone.
The authorities believe Soganub and more than 100 other Christians are being held by the Islamic State-affiliated insurgents as human shields….
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