This is Texas, not Saudi Arabia. But as their numbers continue to rise, so will these horrible crimes. This is sharia law. Obama says, “respect it!”
Every single day, the two women were brought over to al-Homoud’s home, where they were beaten, starved, and worked like slaves for absolutely no pay. The only food they were allowed was from the leftovers he and his wife left, and their only form of a shower was the water hose outside.
When al-Homoud was not “using” his slaves, he “stored” them in a gigantic plastic box he created.
The Quran justifies slavery, and often mentions slaves. Here are some relevant verses:
33:50 – “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.”
This verse clearly shows that Muslims believe that taking slaves in war was an Allah-given right. These slaves were considered “booty” or the spoils of war. As the saying goes: to the victors go the spoils.
23:5 – “… except with their wives and slave girls, for these are lawful to them:…”
The passage’s context here (not quoted in full) details how Muslim males are allowed to have sexual relations with their wives and slave girls. Implicit in this is that Muslim males had slave-concubines. 70:30 is basically a repeat of 23:5.
Ibn Sa’d’s “Tabaqat”, gives a clear description of Muhammad having “relations” with at least one of his slave girls. Muhammad had sexual relations with Mariyah, his Coptic slave. Mariyah and her sister, Sirin were slaves given as gifts to Muhammad. Muhammad gave Sirin to Hasan Thabit, the poet. Ibn Sa’d says that Muhammad “liked Mariyah, who was of white complexion, with curly hair and pretty.” [Taken from Ibn Sa’d’s “Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir” (Book of the Major Classes), p151]
Ibn Sa’d also writes that Mariyah bore Muhammad a son named Ibrahim. He died 18 months later. Sa’d writes: “If he had lived, no maternal uncle of his would have remained in bondage”, p164. This shows that there were other Coptic slaves owned by the Muslims.
The Quran also instructs Muslims NOT to force their female slaves into prostitution (24:34), and even allows Muslims to marry slaves if they so desire (4:24), and to free them at times as a penalty for crime or sin (4:92, 5:89, 58:3) and even allows slaves to buy their liberty, if they meet certain of their master’s conditions (24:33). [90:10 ‘freeing of a bondsman’ refers to Muslims ransoming other Muslims who were slaves of non-Muslims.]
The above verses show that taking slaves was ordained by Allah, and that it was permissible for Muslim males to have sex with their female slaves. It also shows that slaves were a valuable commodity to the Muslims, otherwise, Allah would not have imposed the penalty of freeing a slave to make up for a crime.