The column below written by Andrew Bostom is a great read! What Wafa Sultan and Bostom are referring to is precisely what led a New Jersey judge in 2009 to rule that a Muslim man, who was repeatedly raping his wife, had not committed a crime.
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Wafa Educates Bill on the “Rape Factor” in Islam
Posted By Andrew Bostom On March 29, 2011
Educable?  At least by her??
Last night for a few brief shining television moments Wafa Sultan, courageous author of the indispensable jeremiad A God Who Hates , strove gamely to educate Bill OReillyoften seemingly impenetrable  by facts regarding Shariaabout how Islamic Law, patterned on the perfect example of Islams prophet Muhammad, sanctions rape.
The news hook for Wafas unfortunately rare appearance was the recent alleged rape of a Libyan woman, Iman Al-Obeidi by Qadaffis minions.
As a working physician in her native Syria, Wafa noted that she was familiar with many such crimes committed with the sanction of ShariaIslamic Law. She elaborated that under Sharia,
Any sexual activity is considered the give right of a maleA Muslim woman cannot report being raped because she will be asked to provide four witnesses otherwise she will be accused of committing adultery, and she will be stoned to death.
The scholar Ibn Warraq  affirms this iniquitous situation. He notes that Koran 24.4  states: And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony They indeed are evil-doers. But Warraq elaborates how this injunction renders women defenseless under misogynistic Islamic Law, past and present:
Muslim jurists will only accept four male witnesses. These witnesses must declare that they have seen the parties in the very act of carnal conjunction. Once an accusation of fornication and adultery has been made, the accuser himself or herself risks punishment if he or she does not furnish the necessary legal proofs. Witnesses are in the same situation. If a man were to break into a womans dormitory and rape half a dozen women, he would risk nothing since there would be no male witnesses. Indeed the victim of a rape would hesitate before going in front of the law, since she would risk being condemned herself and have little chance of obtaining justice. If the womans words were sufficient in such cases, explains Judge Zharoor ul Haq of Pakistan, then no man would be safe.
Responding to Wafa Sultans remarks, Mr. OReilly expressed his (uninformed) incredulity regarding the teaching, and example of Islams prophet:
I find it hard to believe that the prophet Muhammad would preach a doctrine where any woman can be abused at any time by any Muslim man and be held not accountable.
And Wafa replied, appropriately
You need to get familiar with Muhammads life and how he treated women in his lifeDont forget, Muhammad is the role model for every Muslim man.
Notwithstanding the predictable American Muslim Brotherhood taqiyya OReilly is likely to air in the coming days as a fair and balanced riposte to Wafas irrefragable presentation, some salient details merit review.
What was Muhammads perfect role model? And what do Islams canonical texts, especially the Koran and the hadith (Muhammads guiding words and deeds as recorded by his pious Muslim companions), opine on these matters?
Using the Koranic revelation as justification, Muhammad insists that he is entitled, not simply his own wives, but those captured in battle, and cousins as well, as per Allahs grant in Koran 33:50 .
O Prophet, We have made lawful for thee thy wives whom thou hast given their wages and what thy right hand owns, spoils of war that God has given thee, and the daughters of thy uncles paternal and aunts paternal, thy uncles maternal and aunts maternal, who have emigrated with thee, and any woman believer, if she give herself to the Prophet and if the Prophet desire to take her in marriage, for thee exclusively, apart from the believers We know what We have imposed upon them touching their wives and what their right hands own that there may be no fault in thee; God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.
Koran 4:24  extends the privilege of having sexual intercourse with captured slave women to all Muslim men.
For example, Muhammad and his minions attacked and subdued the prosperous Jewish tribe Banu-Mustaliq in a surprise raid (during 626 A.D.). The Banu al-Mustaliq males were slaughtered and the booty included the victims women. Juwayriyya, the most beautiful captive and daughter of the leader of the Banu al-Mustaliq was taken as a bride for Muhammad himself. The mass rape by coitus interruptus of the captured womenas sanctioned by Muhammadwas described in a canonical hadith, thusly:
(Sunan Abu Dawud 2167)Muhairiz said: I entered the mosque and saw Abu Said al-Khudri. I sat with him and asked about withdrawing the penis (while having intercourse). Abu Said said: We went out with the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to Banu al-Mustaliq, and took some Arab women captive, and we desired the women, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, and we wanted ransom; so we intended to withdraw the penis (while having intercourse with the slave-women). But we asked ourselves: Can we draw the penis when the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) is among us before asking him about it? So we asked him about it. He said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.
Moreover, according to modern Western law (for example this Canadian law ), statutory rape is sexual intercourse with anyone under the age of 14 a punishable offense unless both parties are aged within two years of each other, or the accused is aged 12 to 13. Here is how the two most important canonical hadith collections  describe Muhammads relationship with Aisha their marriage contract and its sexual consummation when the Muslim prophet was some four decades older than his child bride (aged 6-7 at the time of her marriage):
Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3311 : Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allahs Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and she was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88 : Narrated Ursa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 151 : Narrated Aisha: I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allahs Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, who had not yet reached the age of puberty.)
Sahih Muslim, Book 031, Number 5981 : Aisha reported that she used to play with dolls in the presence of Allahs Messenger (may peace be upon him) and when her playmates came to her they left (the house) because they felt shy of Allahs Messenger (may peace be upon him), whereas Allahs Messenger (may peace be upon him) sent them to her.
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