A popular Saudi Arabian cleric of the Wahhabi Muslims broadcast a religious command calling for jihadists fighting against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria to commit what amounts to rape. Muhammed al-Arifi told them they should take widowed or divorced women and girls who were at least 14 years old and put them in brief marriages lasting a few hours so they could have sexual intercourse.

Arifi said this would fulfill two purposes: (1) their sexual desires would be taken care of ; (2) it would help them to better concentrate and focus on taking out Assad’s regime.

And the push for a global caliphate marches on.

Source: Eretz Zen. Saudi Wahhabi Preacher Issues Fatwa Allowing Jihadis to Rape Syrian Women. Alex Jones’ Prison Planet. Prisonplanet.com. December 30, 2012.

Harry A. Gaylord