Islamic cleric tells young British Muslims it is ‘ACCEPTABLE’ to keep sex slaves
A MUSLIM cleric from a Cardiff mosque where three British jihadis are believed to have been radicalised has told young worshippers it is “permissible” to keep sex slaves.
SG•GOOGLE MAPS Ali Hammuda gave made the comments during a talk at the Cardiff mosque
Ali Hammuda is an Imam at the Al-Manar mosque in the Welsh city, and has been at this post since Nasser Muthana and Reyyad Khan, then 20, and teenager Aseel Muthana left for Syria in 2014.
Now the preacher has been secretly filmed telling a group of young Muslims it is acceptable to keep sex slaves and that the “end of days” is near.
GETTY The mosque is where three British jihadis were radicalised before heading to Syria
At a halaqa, or religious study circle, he told a group of young worshippers his interpretation of a Hadith, or a saying of the Prophet Mohammed.
He said: “One of the interpretations as to what this means is that towards the end of time there will be many wars like what we are seeing today, and because of these wars women will be taken as captives, as slaves, yeah, women will be taken as slaves.
“And then, er, her master has relations with her because this is permissible in Islam, it’s permissible to have relations with a woman who is your slave or your wife.”
The halaqa was reportedly advertised with a poster mimicking the British wartime slogan, saying: “Keep Calm and Come to Halaqa.”
It added: “Brothers only, ideal age 13-18. Followed by indoor football.”
Hammuda, who was born in Palestine but brought up in Britain does not point out to his group that slavery is both forbidden in Islam and illegal in the UK.
GETTY Thousands of Yazidi women were kidnapped by ISIS from northern Iraq in 2014
It’s permissible to have relations with a woman who is your slave or your wife