Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
For the past several months, Jordanian Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein has been at the top of news centering her fleeing Dubai and seeking asylum in Britain. Although her asylum plea has already been rejected and Amman has appointed her as the Deputy Chief of Mission in London, there are indications that the United Kingdom may not accept to host Princess Haya as a diplomat. Under the circumstances, as an alternative, Princess Haya could be re-appointed as Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations or its ambassador to Qatar.
Earlier, global media had covered the news about Sheikha Shamsa and Sheikha Latifa, daughters of Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum. Recently it was reported by this newspaper that Sheikha Latifa Bint Maktoum was brutally murdered inside the palace by the female maids and secretly buried inside the premises of Zabeel Palace. Authorities in Dubai have not said anything about these reports.
Meanwhile, from our sources in the Middle East, it is learnt that most of the female members are notoriously treated by their husband while they are regularly raped and physically tortured. Similar things are happening with those souses of wealthy and even poor Arab men.
Most importantly, although Islam’s holy scripture allows a man of marrying up to four women, most of the Arab rulers are violating this Quranic rule and having a large number of wives and concubines. In the Arab royal families, having dozens of concubines or “comfort women” are a regular phenomenon while many of the wealthy Arab men, including the members of the royal families, even keep female sex slaves for meeting their various types of perversions. According to experts, keeping concubine or sex slaves as very much a part of Arab culture.
Girls and women probably made up the majority of the slave population in the medieval Islamic world, most of them used for domestic service and sex slaves. As men were legally permitted to have sexual relations with their female slaves, enslaved women could be used for sexual service. Erotic compendia and sex manuals were popular literature in the premodern Islamic world, and are potentially rich sources for the history of sex slavery, especially when juxtaposed with legal writings. This article uses Arabic sex manuals and slave purchase manuals from the tenth to the twelfth century to investigate the attitudes toward sexual slavery during this period, as well as the changing ethnicities and origins of slaves, and the use of legal manipulations. Arabs have a tendency of having physical relations with “young virgins” mostly before they reach their puberty. In Iran, minor girls are pushed into the sex trade by the mullahs while they even trade into minor girls, including breastfeeding infants with wealthy men.
Most of the rich and affluent Arab sheiks as well as members of the ruling royal families “deflower” as many as possible girls, before they marry an Arab girl. This culture is very much in practice in the Arab rich societies, which is considered to be a “test of vigor” of the men before they marry an Arab female. During each of such “deflowering”, private celebrations are held inside the four walls of the palaces, to rejoice the vigor of the male member of the privileged families. After the deflowering “ceremony”, these girls may either remain as “sex slave” of her “first man” for few weeks of months, or maybe offered to remaining male members of the families, who would continue to abuse the girl for some time, thus finally letting the girl return to her home country with lots of cash in possession.
In addition to bringing-in girls from various nations to the harems of Arab riches and royals, there is also a trend of homosexuality [sodomy] with minor boys [pre-pubescent boys], who also are brought into these Arab countries with numerous excuses. Homosexuality is a part of Arab culture for centuries.
Though officially most of the Muslim clergies in non-Arab countries consider sodomy as ‘sinful act’, it is common in practice in most of the Arab nations. According to a survey, Arab women, similarly as Western women, offer anal sex to their male partners and husbands on a regular basis in addition to vaginal sex. But in most cases, the “sex dolls” or “sex slaves” brought from abroad are forced to offer anal sex to their “masters” [employers], after they are deflowered by the same man or others. Perverted Arabs prefer sodomy instead of straight sex in most cases. As a result, the numbers of suppressed cases of HIV positive within oil-rich Arab sheiks or royals are no small in number.
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a multi-award-winning anti militancy journalist and editor of Blitz. He can be contacted at: Facebook or Twitter at Salah_Shoaib