Allah allows Muslim men to rape non-Muslim women, says woman Islamic professor

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A woman professor has triggered a storm after making an outrageous statement that the god had allowed Muslim men to rape non-Muslim women in order to 'humiliate' them.

Suad Saleh, a professor at the reputed Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt made these claims during an interview to the Al-Hayat TV, according to a report on

As per the report, the professor has said that the rape is allowed during times of “legitimate war” between Muslims and their enemies. Allah has given the Muslim men a way to have sexual relations with slave women that is legitimate, she allegedly said.

According to the transcript of the interview provided by The Middle East Media Research Institute, Saleh said the only legitimately-owned slaves come from among prisoners from a war, therefore Muslim men currently taking women from East Asia for sexual purposes are acting against Allah and against the Islamic faith.

She, however, said enslaving Israeli women and raping them would be entirely acceptable and encouraged.

“The female prisoners of wars are ‘those whom you own.’ In order to humiliate them, they become the property of the army commander, or of a Muslim, and he can have sex with them just like he has sex with his wives,” Saleh said, according to reports.

The professor's comments came at a time when horrific stories of abduction and sexual violence by the Islamic State terror group are being widely reported.

Quoting a UN official, AFP last year reported that teenage girls abducted by the IS fighters in Iraq and Syria were being sold in slave markets “for as little as a pack of cigarettes.”

The report said that abducting girls had become a key part of the Isis strategy to recruit young foreign fighters.

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