Sexual assault and rape is not exclusive to Islam, but only in Islam does it have divine sanction.
One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by 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.
Police charged 22-year-old Abas Ahmed Ibrahime, 21-year-old Omar Kromah and 24-year-old Zakariya Mohamed Abdow with sexual assault, sexual interference with a child under 16.
From the works of Robert Spencer: The seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful for you your wives to whom you have paid their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses of those whom Allah has given you as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: “The believers must win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or the captives whom their right hands possess, for in their case they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6)
The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition:
Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa’id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): 0 Abu Sa’id, did you hear Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-’azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born. (Sahih Muslim 3371)
It is also in Islamic law: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.” (Umdat al-Salik O9.13)
The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves. In a subsequent interview he elaborated:
Jihad is only between Muslims and infidels. Spoils, slaves, and prisoners are only to be taken in war between Muslims and infidels. Muslims in the past conquered, invaded, and took over countries. This is agreed to by all scholars—there is no disagreement on this from any of them, from the smallest to the largest, on the issue of taking spoils and prisoners. The prisoners and spoils are distributed among the fighters, which includes men, women, children, wealth, and so on.
When a slave market is erected, which is a market in which are sold slaves and sex-slaves, which are called in the Qur’an by the name milk al-yamin, “that which your right hands possess” [Koran 4:24]. This is a verse from the Qur’an which is still in force, and has not been abrogated. The milk al-yamin are the sex-slaves. You go to the market, look at the sex-slave, and buy her. She becomes like your wife, (but) she doesn’t need a (marriage) contract or a divorce like a free woman, nor does she need a wali. All scholars agree on this point—there is no disagreement from any of them. […] When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.
Around the same time, on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality.
A merchant told me that he would like to have a sex slave. He said he would not be negligent with her, and that Islam permitted this sort of thing. He was speaking the truth. I brought up [this man’s] situation to the muftis in Mecca. I told them that I had a question, since they were men who specialized in what was halal, and what was good, and who loved women. I said, “What is the law of sex slaves?”
The mufti said, “With the law of sex slaves, there must be a Muslim nation at war with a Christian nation, or a nation which is not of the religion, not of the religion of Islam. And there must be prisoners of war.”
“Is this forbidden by Islam?” I asked.
“Absolutely not. Sex slaves are not forbidden by Islam. On the contrary, sex slaves are under a different law than the free woman. The free woman must be completely covered except for her face and hands. But the sex slave can be naked from the waist up. She differs a lot from the free woman. While the free woman requires a marriage contract, the sex slave does not—she only needs to be purchased by her husband, and that’s it. Therefore the sex slave is different than the free woman.”
In January 2016, a female al-Azhar professor stated that Allah allowed Muslims to rape non-Muslim women in order to humiliate them.
Man convicted in gang rape of 14-year-old girl
By Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun, June 26, 2018:
Omar Kromah was one of a group of men who gang raped a young teen in a darkened bathroom, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Kromah, 24, showed no emotion as Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Jim Eamon convicted him of sexual assault and sexual interference for the crime committed in May 2014, in the southeast townhouse he was leasing.
Despite the stress she was under while testifying during the trial this month, Eamon said the victim, now 18, was largely consistent and believable.
“Her narrative of a troubled 14-year-old teenager being abused does not seem outlandish,” he said. “There’s nothing to cause me to question her credibility.”
Eamon noted she feared for her safety and that of her family if she went to authorities about the assault, but she “did so anyway” and identified Kromah in a photo lineup.
As for Kromah’s arguments of innocence during the trial, “all he has is a denial,” said the justice.
Charges against another suspect in the case, Abas Ibrahim, were dropped after prosecutors determined he couldn’t be identified as one of the teen’s assailants who successively raped her in the bathroom.
The men and the teen girl had been smoking marijuana while the males consumed alcohol prior to the assault, court heard.
A third suspect, Zakariya Abdow, was fatally stabbed on the Stampede Grounds in July 2015, more than a year after the sexual assault.
After the verdict, the Crown prosecutor Rose Greenwood argued Kromah’s freedom should be revoked before he’s sentenced.
Now that he’s been convicted, Kromah has an incentive to flee, she said.
“He’s looking at several years in jail …circumstances have changed dramatically,” she said.
Kromah’s lawyer Andrew Stewart pointed out his client had faithfully attended throughout the trial and should be given the benefit of the doubt.
“He’s on a very, very strict form of release,” he added.
“He’s appeared willingly and will continue to do so.”
But Eamon noted Kromah’s earlier record of failing to comply with court orders and had him remanded in custody.
Sentencing hearings are to begin Wednesday.
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