By Amil Imani
Rape is a cruel violation of a helpless victim. In addition to the physical torment involved, rape reduces the victim to subhuman status. Most civilized countries sternly legislate against and prosecute rape and sexual assaults with prison terms. Under the barbaric rule of the mullahcracy in Iran, however, sexual assaults have become instruments of policy for extracting false confessions, satisfying the boundless sadism and sexual perversities of the jailers, and punishing the helpless victims and leaving them with a sense of dehumanization.
A 19-year old beautiful Taraneh was not shot with a single bullet to her chest, as was the case with Neda Soltani. There were no bystanders in the dungeon with a cell phone to capture the prolonged torture, rape, and sodomy of this teenager.
A top Sweden Democrat has said that rape is stated “rooted in Islam.” “Rape is deeply rooted in Muslim culture,” Michael Hess, vice president of the Sweden Democrats in Karlskrona in southern Sweden, wrote in a Facebook post. Sweden has one of Europe’s highest rates of sexual assaults.
Rape by Muslims is so prevalent that Sweden has forbidden the police to collect any data in the investigation that would point to Islam. Rape is part of Islamic doctrine as applied to non-Muslim women.
“American aid worker Kayla Mueller was regularly raped by the head of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in the months between her capture by ISIS in August 2013 and her death last February.”
Equality under the law has no meaning in Islam. Just one example of the dreadful way of treating women in Islam is a case of a Saudi woman who was gang-raped. The Islamic court convicted the woman to a prison term and lashes for having committed the “sin” of riding in a car with a male who was not her relative. This is a standard form of Islamic Sharia justice — a savage heritage of barbarism that ruled the Arabian Peninsula some centuries ago.
Rape in prison is a cruel invasion of a helpless victim. In addition to the physical torment and possible transmission of sexual diseases, rape reduces the victim to subhuman status — an object for the use of others, to be discarded when no longer desired. Most civilized countries sternly guard against rape and sexual assault in prison, although with less than complete success.
This shockingly repugnant form of violating the human person has regrettably become widespread in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s prisons, particularly in dealing with the young men and women arrested for the “crime” of peacefully demonstrating in the streets to demand accountability from the government for a raft of violations it has committed and continues to commit.
Prisoners of conscience were routinely tortured to extract confessions about the crimes they did not commit. Some of the victims were permanently incapacitated, while others died under the brutal torture. Women prisoners were often subjected to even greater indignities than men by being raped before being executed, under the cover of marriage. A prison mullah performed the forced marriage ceremony to make it conform to the Islamic ethos.
Prophet Muhammad not only gave permission for rape, he also provided a religious justification for it. In this regard, it’s important to know that although Muhammad is not considered to be divine, he is held to be far above ordinary men. The Bukhari hadith contains several accounts such as this:
“By Allah, whenever Allah’s Messenger spitted, the spittle would fall in the hand of one of them (i.e., the Prophet’s companions) who would rub it on his face and skin; if he ordered them, they would carry out his orders immediately; if he performed ablution, they would struggle to take the remaining water…” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 54, No. 2731-2732)
Islam rewards those who become martyrs with 72 virgins. Islam, by fiat, discriminates against women. Qur’an 4:11: “Allah directs you in regard of your children’s (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females….
In Islamic culture, women are treated as chattel. Young girls are subjected to barbaric genital mutilation to make them sex slaves and birth channels without the ability to enjoy intercourse. Minors are subject to execution, adulterers are stoned to death, a faithful follower of Allah can have as many as four permanent wives – and replace any of them at any time he wants.
In short, for as long as Western world remains in denial about massive rape epidemic by Muslims and refuses to believe Islam is the culprit, these sexual assaults will continue.