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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: hmmm....

Submitted by Abdul Rahman Reijerink (Australia), Jun 6, 2006 at 04:28

In our newspaper today (Sydney Morning Herald 6th June), there was an article saying that there have been auctions in the airport itself in England of sex slaves (at least 1400 but probably more than 3000 in England alone). Muslims it seems are not the only ones who treat people like property. I say again this is behaviour related to patriarchy not propagated by a faithful understanding of Islam. In Australia, I know from contacts within the sex industry (no I do not frequent brothels! I just happen to care about the women who work in them) and sex worker support groups that women imported for sex slavery is rife here, the "owners" are frequently non-muslim asian women possibly from buddhist backgrounds (who for some reason are more cruel as brothel owners from anecdotal evidence, women that is, not buddhists). Women caught by immigration as sex slaves were sent back home as illegals before they could testify despite coming to this country in good faith for legitmate and morally upright work.... then being sexually abused by the largely white australian male clientele.

The widespread abuse of women occurs in all cultures and by men of all faiths.

Further rape is a known behaviour amongst most occupying/invading/liberating armies, so the constant references to Bangladesh by true believer (litered across many of his posts) seem to indicate that the practise is alive and well, but probably related to the brutal treatment of women whereever armies go... prostitution was basicaly unknown in many places but rife after military bases (generally US ones from reports available to me but probably all foreign ones) are established ex; Philipines, vietnam during war etc... the misuse of religion may be used to justify it but faithful interpretations of the words of a merciful God cannot... and, we are always enjoined to take the best meaning out of scripture not the basest or most vile.


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