Islam’s Celestial Women

Taliban beat a woman in Kabul Sep.2001
Taliban beat a woman in Kabul
Sep.2001

Last month, when the battle for Mosul began, Islamic State “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly promised four extra Houris (supernatural, celestial women designed for sexual purposes) – atop the other 72 promised by the prophet Muhammad – to all jihadis who die (are “martyred”) fighting the infidel forces, according to Arabic media accounts.

Al-Baghdadi did this during an extra-“fiery” sermon wherein he recounted 15 hadiths and three stories dealing with the Houris in the context of the original Muslim conquest of Mosul, circa 637, at the hands of Muhammad’s companions (the sahahba).  After promising his followers that “blood will run like rivers in the [forthcoming] battle,” al-Baghdadi declared: “All, without exception, will enter paradise as martyrs.  Moreover, you will enter paradise with four more Houris than other martyrs.  For just as you stand by me now, so will they stand by you, or under you, or above you, so that you might forget what will happen to you by way of violence, death, and degradation in this war.”

While it is easy to dismiss this report as a hoax (among other things, it doesn’t explain why al-Baghdadi thinks they will get four more heavenly concubines), the problem is that Islam – from its history and doctrines to the exhortation of its leaders, from Muhammad to al-Baghdadi – is full of stories and enticements concerning the Houris.

Here, for instance, is an authentic hadith – a statement attributed to Muhammad that mainstream Islam acknowledges as true – which all jihadi organizations (including ISIS) regularly invoke:

The martyr is special to Allah. He is forgiven from the first drop of blood [that he sheds]. He sees his throne in paradise[.] … He will wed the Houris [aka “voluptuous women“] and will not know the torments of the grave and safeguards against the greater horror [hell]. Fixed atop his head will be a crown of honor, a ruby that is greater than the world and all it contains. And he will copulate with seventy-two Houris.  (Source: The Al Qaeda Reader, p.143).

The histories of the conquest of Mesopotamia and Syria are in fact full of anecdotes of Muslims throwing themselves into the fray and rushing to death’s embrace because they believed that doing so would rush them to the warm embraces of the heavenly sex slaves.  Here are some anecdotes from al-Waqidi’s account of the battle of Yarmuk in Syria (636), which took place right around the same time as the conquest for Mosul, and which also pitted smaller Muslim forces against much greater infidel forces (in this case, Christian Byzantine):

  • As one Muslim captain searched for his nephew, Suwayed, in a field of Muslim corpses, he found him dying on the ground.   When the man came into the vision of the fallen youth, Suwayed began to cry.  He explained that, after being speared by a Byzantine, “something amazing began to happen to me: the Houris are standing beside me, awaiting my soul’s departure.”
  • A jihadi reported that he came upon a fallen comrade in a strange posture: “I saw him smitten on the ground, and I watched as he lifted his fingers to the sky. I understood he was rejoicing, for he saw the Houris.”
  • While waving his standard, another Muslim battalion leader told his men that a furious rush against the “Christian dogs” is synonymous with a “rush to the embraces of the Houris.”

Obsession over the Houris is not limited to arcane Islamic texts or ISIS (“which has nothing to do with Islam“).  Over the years I have watched numerous videos of Muslim men discussing their excitement at the prospect of dying in the jihad and being rushed to the embraces of the supernatural celestial women.  For an idea of how pervasive the Houri is in Islam, consider its impact on Muslim women, as demonstrated in a video of a Muslim cleric taking and answering questions via phone calls.  A woman called in expressing outrage at the Houris, saying she would be driven “mad with jealousy” seeing her husband copulating with these supernaturally beautiful women all day in heaven.

The cleric responded telling her that “when you enter paradise, Allah will remove the jealousy from your heart.  And have no fear, for you will lord over the Houris and be their queen.”  Still apprehensive, the Muslim wife pleaded: “But must he have the Houris?”  Laughing, the cleric reassured her: “Look, when you enter paradise, you will be more beautiful than the Houris – you will be their mistress.  Okay?  And when you enter paradise, Allah will remove any jealousy or concerns from your heart.”

All this is a reminder that the Muslim mindset and the motivations behind the jihad are many and multifaceted – and even include those who disbelieve in Allah and the afterlife altogether.  As such, Western secular minds would do well to stop projecting their own materialistic paradigms onto jihadis – such as when the Obama administration said that people join ISIS for “a lack of opportunity for jobs” – and start understanding Islam’s own paradigms and motivations on their own terms.

Keith Ellison Headlined Fundraiser For Activist Who Called For Palestinians To Embrace Jihad

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CHUCK ROSS ////Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the favorite to take over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, campaigned in 2009 for a Libya-born activist who once called on Palestinians to embrace “the jihad way” in order to get free of Israeli control.

The activist, Esam Omeish, a former candidate for Virginia state delegate, has also praised one of the founders of Hamas and commended the work of Palestinian suicide bombers.

Omeish’s positions had been publicized when Ellison, the first Muslim ever elected to Congress, headlined the July 2009 fundraiser for Omeish, who served as president from 2004 to 2008 of the Muslim American Society, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group.“The very fact that you have ran a honorable campaign in this heated primary shows victory. Don’t stop working, lay it all on the line,” Ellison said at the event, according to Omeish’s campaign website.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/21/keith-ellison-headlined-fundraiser-for-muslim-activist-who-called-for-palestinians-to-embrace-the-jihad-way/#ixzz4QuEmfia6

Woman gang raped in Dubai arrested for extra-marital sex…

A British woman facing jail for extra-marital sex after reporting an alleged gang rape on holiday in Dubai has told of her “nightmare” and said she’s “petrified”.

Zara-Jayne Moisey, 25, told police in the United Arab Emirates she was violently raped by two British men in the city last month.

But instead of being treated as a victim, Zara, from Widnes, who is single after splitting from her husband, was reportedly locked up on suspicion of extra-marital sex and later charged with the offence.

Her passport has been confiscated and she now faces a trial, claim her family and friends.

Her desperate family have now launched an online appeal to raise £25,000 for the legal fees needed to pay for her defence. So far nearly £15,000 has been raised.

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The 25-year-old says she misses her family (Photo: gofundme)

Zara – has told of her “nightmare” ordeal and admitted she is “petrified” and missing her family.

Zara, now on bail in a safe house, sent a message to her dad Chris Moisey thanking people for her support.

“I want to say a huge thank you to everybody for supporting me. Without the loving, kind and supportive words I couldn’t get through the long days.

“It’s petrifying out here alone but I have to stay strong. There are many hurdles to cross and many emotional, fearful times ahead.”

The two alleged attackers are also understood to have been arrested and bailed.

Police in the country are understood to be investigating mobile phone footage of the alleged attack as investigations continue.

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United Arab Emirates has previously been criticised for its treatment of rape victims (Photo: Getty)

Zara was on holiday heading to Australia when the alleged attack took place.

In another message to supporters on Facebook, she wrote: “I’m trying to stay positive and focused.”

Writing about the support, she added: “This helps me a lot because it makes me realise that you are all so loving and supportive and I feel like I’m talking directly to each and every one of you.

“I’m so overwhelmed by the amount of progress going into helping support me financially and lovingly. There are some very special people out there that have surprised me beyond belief and have brought tears to my eyes with such appreciation.”

Zara, who has been practising yoga and volunteering at a local farm to try and stay calm, also wrote about an emotional goodbye with her mum.

“My mum also left to go back home this week. It was so hard saying goodbye and as I hugged her I said ‘I’m so sad because I don’t know when I’ll be able to hold onto you again’ we both cried but I told mum to be strong for the both of us.”

She finished the message by saying: “I have so much love and appreciation of those who touch my heart everyday as they continue to talk to me, support me and make me feel loved.

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This fundraising page has been set up for Zara (Photo: Gofundme)

“Thank you to everyone who has donated…. my promise to you is to thank each and every individual at some point when this nightmare is over

“I miss my family so much. They send me pictures and there’s nothing better than that to make me smile.”

The Foreign Commonwealth Office has confirmed it is “supporting a British woman” will “remain in contact with her family.”

After posting an online appeal for help, Zara’s mum Sue Barber wrote: “Please help my daughter.

“She was raped while on holiday. She reported this to the police and now she is being held on the grounds of sexual activity outside marriage.

“We are not a rich family and cannot afford to pay for the defence she so desperately needs.

“I am going out of my mind with worry.”

Radha Stirling, founder and director of Detained in Dubai, said the nation’s treatment of rape victims is “tremendously disturbing”.

She said: “The UAE has a long history of penalising rape victims.

“It is still not safe for victims to report these crimes to the police without the risk of suffering a double punishment.

“Police regularly fail to differentiate between consensual intercourse and violent rape. Victims go to them expecting justice, and end up being prosecuted.

“They not only invalidate their victimisation, they actually punish them for it.”

A Foreign Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: “We are supporting a British woman in relation to this case and will remain in contact with her family.”

Click here to donate money to help Zara’s family cover the costs of her legal fees.

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