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Salahudeen
09-10-2011, 07:00 PM
According to an article published on 27th August by the Inter Press Service media agency, prostitution and sex trafficking of women within and from Iraq are at epidemic proportions and soaring. Some reports also describe girls who are held to cater exclusively to the sexual needs of US soldiers stationed at an airport base in the country. In June this year, the US State Department placed Iraq on its Tier 2 Watch List of countries for human trafficking, just above the worst level in its global rating system for the crime. Despite the spiralling nature of this heinous crime, the democratic ruling bodies of Iraq have done little to deal with the problem and have failed to establish any laws to effectively prosecute offenders. Rather it is victims that are often penalized while perpetrators are given impunity due to the entrenched corruption of the authorities. Infact certain brothel owners are believed to enjoy close ties with the Interior Ministry.

Dr. Nazreen Nawaz, Central Media Representative, Hizb ut-Tahrir commented, “Iraqi women continue to pay the costly price of the imposition of the flawed democratic system by Western governments upon their country. Unfortunately, such an outcome was an inevitable consequence of such governments modelling Iraq upon their own secular, liberal, democratic system that has failed dismally to secure the dignity of women within their own countries. In March this year, an FBI law enforcement bulletin described sex trafficking in the US a ‘problem of epidemic proportions’ and that 300,000 American children were at risk of becoming victims of sex traffickers. Currently 1.6 million children under 18 are caught up in the US sex trade. In Europe, officials estimate that more than 200,000 women and girls – ¼ of all women trafficked globally – are smuggled out of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics each year with the bulk becoming enslaved prostitutes – almost ½ are transported to Western Europe and ¼ end up in the US. While in India, ‘the world’s largest democracy’, 100 million people, mostly women and girls are involved in trafficking.”

Globally, the secular, liberal, democratic system, where human beings have adopted the role as legislator has proved totally inept in protecting the dignity of women. Sexual freedom and freedom of ownership within capitalist states that are driven by an insatiable appetite for profit, where everything is up for sale – including the dignity of women – have licensed the sexual objectification of women in advertising, entertainment, pornography, and prostitution. This has normalised and desensitized the sexual exploitation of women, generating a climate that is ripe for the ‘sexual marketing’ of women.”

“It is therefore no less than scandalous that Western governments in their scramble to cash in on toppled dictators now extend their interfering hands into Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya to aid the creation of ‘democratic’ institutions that have failed miserably within their own states to give protecting the dignity of women the serious attention and weight that it deserves. Furthermore, those in the Arab world who argue that liberalism, secularism, and democracy rather than Islam is the path to securing women’s rights should surely ask themselves whether they wish to embrace a model of governance that has also been a model for the violation of the dignity of women worldwide. Is it really wise to believe that such a system can generate security for their women when Western states moulded upon such principles for over a century have failed to do so? Are they willing to risk the same fate that has befallen the women of Iraq, Afghanistan, India, and the West under such a system when so many in the region have sacrificed their blood for a brighter future?”

“Real change in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Arab and Muslim world necessitates radical change. It requires the establishment of the Khilafah state that places the protection of the dignity of women on the level of protecting life itself, that will promote ideas conducive to securing a view of respect of women within society, that will enforce harsh punishments on any form of objectification or exploitation of women, and that mobilised whole armies to protect the dignity of 1 woman. Surely this is the system that deserves the support of those who sincerely wish to transform oppression into justice for their lands.”

http://www.hizb.org.uk/current-affai...tic-experiment
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جوري
09-10-2011, 07:15 PM
Originally Posted by Salahudeen
It requires the establishment of the Khilafah
ayna anta ya ibn ilwaleed, ya seyf Allah!

"If you were in the clouds, Allah would raise us to you or lower you to us for battle."


Said this to the Byzantine troops when they retreated from the battle field to the fortified town of Chalcis.
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جوري
09-10-2011, 07:22 PM
"We shall take this route; let not your resolve be weakened. Know that the help of Allah comes according to your desire. Let not the Muslims fear anything so long as they have the help of Allah."


Said this when one of his commander tried to stop him from taking a dangerous rout direct to Syria from Iraq through Syrian desert and said that ..You cannot take this route with an army. By Allah, even a lone traveler would attempt it at the peril of his life. It involves five days of extreme hardship without a drop of water and the ever-present danger of losing the way.
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aadil77
09-10-2011, 07:32 PM
May Allah hasten the return of the khilafah
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Futuwwa
09-10-2011, 10:01 PM
Uh, what? 100 million people in India are involved in trafficking? That would be, like, one tenth of the country's population. Making the approximation that all of them are women, that would be a whole fifth of the country's population.

While I don't deny that this might be a real issue in Iraq, I'm not very inclined to regard that article as a reliable source.
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Abz2000
09-11-2011, 01:55 AM




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جوري
09-11-2011, 03:52 AM
^^ can't watch vids like that for more than 36 sec before a rage in me intensifies..
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Al-Mufarridun
09-11-2011, 04:40 AM
وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ ۚ
إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ
مُهْطِعِينَ مُقْنِعِي رُءُوسِهِمْ لَا يَرْتَدُّ إِلَيْهِمْ طَرْفُهُمْ ۖ وَأَفْئِدَتُهُمْ هَوَاءٌ
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aadil77
09-11-2011, 10:12 AM
Originally Posted by abz2000
FFS no punishment on earth would do these sobs justice, this is why we'll get the last laugh when they get tortured eternally in hell:


83:34 So Today those who believed are laughing at the disbelievers,
83:35 On adorned couches, observing.
83:36 Have the disbelievers [not] been rewarded [this Day] for what they used to do?
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aadil77
09-23-2011, 10:58 PM
Subhan'Allah, this video has bin on my mind for the last 2 weeks, kills me to imagine what those sisters must have went through

****** animals
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FS123
09-23-2011, 11:22 PM
HT is making false dichotomy with democracy. A person may or may not like democracy, but now they are saying that voting is haram. First, Iraq is not a liberal democracy, problem there is corruption which the article mentions.
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MSalman
09-24-2011, 12:36 AM
Originally Posted by aadil77
May Allah hasten the return of the khilafah
Allahuma Ameen

Originally Posted by Futuwwa
Uh, what? 100 million people in India are involved in trafficking? That would be, like, one tenth of the country's population. Making the approximation that all of them are women, that would be a whole fifth of the country's population.
Prostitution is also prevalent in western countries - have you heard about strip, hooker clubs and pornography? The percentage is a way higher than India and it's legalized. So really, what is your point?

Our point is not about number of prostitutes etc., rather our point is how our sisters are being forced to choose this path and how it is increasing due to recent war and some of our young sisters are being given to U.S. soldiers.

Originally Posted by Futuwwa
While I don't deny that this might be a real issue in Iraq, I'm not very inclined to regard that article as a reliable source.
Just look at your choice of words. Please enlighten us why that source is not credible to you? What sources are credible to you?

As the Prophet (sal-allahu alayhi wa salaam) advised us: "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak a good word or remain silent". [Agreed upon]

@abz2000

bro, didn't you know it might have happened and it's not from credible sources? *rolls eyes*.

After all these years, I'm surprised that the video on youtube is still up. Does anyone know if this soldier was put on trial for rapping an under age girl? May Allah throw this filthy pig in worse part of hell and forgive our sister and reward her with Jannat al-Firdaws, ameen.
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