Sunday, August 23, 2015
Bright young thing says America is responsible for the practice of sex slavery by ISIS
Kecia Ali is a Professor of religion at Boston university. She has written an article which looks at the assertion by ISIS that sex slavery is Islamic. She concludes that it is permitted by Islam but not obligatory. She then goes on to conclude her article as follows:
"In focusing on current abuses in the Middle East, perpetrated by those claiming the mantle of Islam, Americans -- whose Constitution continues to permit enslavement as punishment for crime -- deflect attention from partial U.S. responsibility for the current crisis in Iraq. Sanctions followed by military invasion and its brutal aftermath laid the groundwork for the situation Callimachi describes. Moral high ground is in short supply. The core idea animating enslavement is that some lives matter more than others. As any American who has been paying attention knows, this idea has not perished from the earth."
Judging by her name she could be of Turkish descent and, as one would therefore expect, is in general very pro-Muslim. Robert Spencer points out that she misrepresents Islam. Muslim apologists have to do that these days
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).