The Media (D) isn’t likely to touch this one. It’s not controversial like lower taxes, immigration, and border enforcement.
Johnathan A.C. Brown is an Islamic Studies Professor at Georgetown University.
His shocking statements at a lecture at a Muslim Brotherhood connected group — the International Institute of Islamic Thought — caused no controversy.
But they should.
He actively defends slavery and rape.
But just under Sharia.
Because, as usual, white people just can’t get it right.
“It’s not immoral for one human to own another human.”
He waxes poetic about the great life a slave has under sharia law (versus slavery under white men in the South) without actually defining that life. Perhaps, as Clarion Project has done, he should get his information from a Yazidi girl from Iraq.
Brown says slavery itself is not problematic, since the “the Prophet of God [Mohammed] had slaves … There’s no denying that. Was he—are you more morally mature than the Prophet of God? No you’re not.”
Rather, “The moral evil is extreme forms of deprivation of rights and extreme forms of control and extreme forms of exploitation. I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody because we own lots of people all around us, and we’re owned by people.”
Brown mentions examples such as an employer and an employee, taking out a mortgage and even his own marriage, since his wife held certain rights over him. Somehow, the fact that one engages in these activities from his or her own free will and has the ability to terminate such relationships went over the professor’s head, or he chose to ignore them…
…The professor then trots out academic moral relativism in two twisted points of erudition, saying:
“There is no such thing as slavery, as a category, as a conceptual category that exists throughout space and time trans-historically.”
“Slavery cannot just be treated as a moral evil in and of itself because slavery doesn’t mean anything.”
As for the permissibility of sex with a slave, Brown says, “Consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex” and goes on to dig at the overrated concept of autonomy over one’s own body, saying our society is “obsessed with the idea of autonomy and consent.”
When asked if having nonconsensual sex with an enslaved woman – or any woman—is wrong, Brown asks if there is really any difference between a girl sold in a slave market in Istanbul and a poor baker’s daughter who marries a poor baker’s son out of lack of other options:
“[The girl’s owner in Istanbul] by the way, might treat her badly, might treat her incredibly well … that baker’s son might treat her well. He might treat her horribly. The difference between these two people is not that big. We see it as enormous because we’re obsessed with the idea of autonomy and consent, would be my first response. It’s not a solution to the problem. I think it does help frame it.”
“Frame it” or not, there is a world of difference between the two situations and a simple answer that consent is not a relativistic concept when we are talking about a raping of women would have sufficed.
Read more: Clarion Project
‘Obsessed with the idea of autonomy and consent’?
Are you kidding me?
How about you ask journalist Lara Logan about Taharrush Gamea — the Islamic ‘Rape Game’.
Police fear a gang-rape phenomenon known as ‘taharrush gamea’ in the Arab world and seen in attacks on women across German cities at the New Year has now spread to Europe.
The name of the practice translates to ‘collective harassment’ and is carried out by large groups of men who sexually assault lone women, either by groping, or in some instances, raping them.
The men first surround their victim in circles. Some then sexually assault her, while others not directly involved watch or divert outsiders’ attention to what is occurring.
Sometimes the terrified victim – in a state of shock and unable to respond – is also robbed during the ordeal.
And the attack usually goes unpunished because the large number of perpetrators and chaos of the attack means authorities are unable to identify those involved.
Read more: Daily Mail
Or maybe this Yazidi girl about sex slavery:
Yeah, what a stupid thing to focus on ‘autonomy’ and ‘consent’.
Idiot professors like this that are apologists for Islam’s victimization of women are deplorable human beings.
Where are all the protesters?
You’d think at the very least all the Feminists would be out there screaming about #RapeCulture.
Isn’t it funny that it’s the same group that demands that women be covered in full-beekeeper wear that also has rape as a sport?
We’re constantly told that Islam is compatible with our Western values.
This idea of slavery and rape doesn’t seem to be compatible…
We’re also constantly told that we can’t be critical of Islam because that’s ‘Islamophobic’.
Madonna, Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson, where are you?
Too busy denouncing President Trump and begging for rights you already have.