Make female war-prisoners sex slaves for men: Kuwaiti leader

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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Salwa al Mutairi
Kuwait City, Jun 9: Whoever had said that a woman is another woman's biggest enemy cannot feel more vindicated anywhere else than in this instance where a female politician from Kuwait has suggested that female prisoners from war-torn countries should be purchased as sex slaves. And understandably her comments have drawn wide-ranged criticism.

Salwa al Mutairi, a woman politician from the Gulf Arab country called for the legalisation of sex slaves and said that it would protect men from adultery. She argued that a sex slave would protect decent, devout and "virile" Kuwaiti men from adultery or being seduced by other women's beauty because an imported sex partner would be tantamount to marriage, reports the Daily Mail.

She claimed, “There was no shame in it and it is not haram (forbidden) under Islamic Sharia law." She even justified her claim by citing Haroun al Rashid, an 8th century Muslim leader thought to have had 2,000 mistresses.

If all that was not enough, she also recommended that offices be opened to run the sex trade in the same way as recruitment agencies supply domestic helps.

She backed her idea by giving examples and said, “For example, in the Chechnyan war, surely there are female Russian captives. So go and buy those and sell them here in Kuwait. Better than to have our men engage in forbidden sexual relations."

Mutairi even claims that during a recent visit to the Mecca, she checked with the Saudi muftis about such an arrangement and was told by them that it won't amount to haram.

Amidst all these brazen talks, she however showed empathy for her ilk and said that for these sort of situations, the minimum age should be 15.

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