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A woman and teenage girl who were raped and abducted by soldiers in Western Darfur have claimed that the Sudanese army organised airlifts of sex slaves to serve as the "wives" of government soldiers in Khartoum. Their accounts appear to corroborate claims made privately by Sudanese and United Nations officials, and are the latest evidence that government forces are involved in activities which Khartoum blames on the Janjaweed militia. "The army captured many children and women hiding in the bush outside burnt villages," said a senior politician in Khartoum who is familiar with the cases but asked not to be named.
"They were transported by plane to Khartoum at night, and divided up among soldiers as domestic workers and in some cases wives."...
Critics of the Sudanese government say that the cases of the two girls - both of whose names have been changed to protect them - are evidence of official wrongdoing.
"It takes a lot of co-ordination to kidnap 40 women from different parts of rural Darfur and fly them all secretly to Khartoum for forced marriage. This must have been agreed upon by senior politicians," said a dissenting parliamentarian.
"It is solid proof of collusion between the government and the army in rape, abduction and slavery of children and women."
The Sudanese government adamantly denied the women's claims, saying they were feeding anti-Arab propaganda.
"These things simply do not happen," one senior Sudanese diplomat said. "Such stories are a conspiracy of the West to discredit the government of Sudan.
But really, none of this is at all hard to believe, particularly in connection with an Islamic army. After all, the Prophet Muhammad himself behaved this way, as I discuss in Islam Unveiled, and as Serge Trifkovic reminds us in a piece on the Beslan atrocities in Chronicles (thanks to Jim):
The media in the United States have been oddly fastidious in failing to report one aspect of last weeks horror in Beslan: that several Russian girls were raped by Muslim terrorists in front of their parents and classmates. The failure to report rapes in the Russian school was at odds with the eagerness of American journalists, a decade ago, to report ad nauseam on the entirely fictitious "rape camps" supposedly run by Bosnian Serbs in which Muslim women were allegedly subjected to similar degradation. That Muslim propagandists and their Western abettors should have resorted to this particular whopper is especially galling in view of Islams encouragement of violence against women in general, and its explicit blessing of rape of captive non-Muslim women by Muslims in particular. The behavior of Chechen terrorists in Beslan, disgusting in every gory detail by the standards of civilized humanity, was justified by the tenets of Islam and by the personal example of the cults inventor, Muhammad.
Having established himself as the ruler of Medina, Muhammad attacked the Jewish tribe of Banu-l-Mustaliq in December of A.D. 626. His followers slaughtered many Jewish tribesmen and looted thousands of their camels and sheep. They also kidnapped 500 of their women. The night after the battle Muhammad and his brigands staged an orgy of rape. As one of the brigands, Abu Said Khudri, later remembered, a legal problem needed to be resolved first: In order to obtain ransom from the surviving Jews for the captive women, Muslims had pledged not to violate them:
We were lusting after women and chastity had become too hard for us, but we wanted to get the ransom money for our prisoners. So we wanted to use the Azl [coitus interruptus]. We asked the Prophet about it and he said: "You are not under any obligation not to do it like that."
Having ethnically cleansed and robbed of property all but one of three Jewish clans in Medina, in A.D. 627 Muhammad decided to deal with the last, Banu Qurayzah. He offered the men conversion as an alternative to death. Upon their unsurprising refusal, some 900exact numbers are unknownwere decapitated, one by one, in a ditch surrounding their encampment, in front of their women and children. Muhammads Einsatzgruppen worked hard: Torches had to be lit so that the slaughter could be accomplished in one day. The women, thus widowed or orphaned, were raped that same night. Muhammad chose as his concubine one Raihana bint Amr, whose father and husband were both slaughtered before her eyes only hours earlier. (Such treatment of the victims had been duly sanctioned by a prophetic revelation in the Kuran.)
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