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Islamic Studies Prof Slammed For Insisting “Consent Isn’t Necessary For Lawful Sex”

Jonathan Brown, an Islamic Studies professor at Georgetown University, has raised more than a few eyebrows with his recent lecture declaring that slavery and rape are a-ok under Islamic law.

Alarmingly, at least one person in attendance described the lecture as “a 90-minute defense of slavery which included an explicit endorsement of non-consensual sex.”

How explicit are we talking? Well, the two phrases that person – MyStudentVoices.com writer Umar Lee – is referring to are “it’s not immoral for one human to own another human because we own lots of people” and “consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex.”

Brown also reportedly insisted that Islamic slaves are “protected by Sharia” and described them as “investments” and “walking venture properties.”

Of course, this would all be very hard to believe if a self-described fan of Dr. Brown hadn’t uploaded the entire lecture – those statements and all – to YouTube.

Unsurprisingly, Brown’s talk has generated quite a bit of backlash online.

Some, however, are happy Dr. Brown made his statements on slavery and “non-consensual sex.”

This isn’t the first time Dr. Jonathan Brown has faced criticism for his statements. Brown – a convert to Islam – has been a regular topic of derision for JihadWatch.org, which published an article yesterday highlighting his avoidance of actual debate in preference of name calling.

Sources:
JihadWatch.org
MyStudentVoices.com

34 Comments

34 Comments

  1. Flomox

    February 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Where are all the pussy hats? Where’s the outraged mainstream media?

    • carolmickle

      February 11, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Islam trumps feminism I guess.

    • Joicoh

      February 12, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Islam is a valued part of the Left’s orchestra now, what sweet music they all make.

  2. Mata Hari

    February 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    He should be detained for incitement to human rights abuse

  3. Metaby

    February 11, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I am not a white supremicist. I believe people are equal and so does Milo. I do have concerns about the Islamic culture though, and they are valid ones. Liberals are quick to defend practices and beliefs that directly oppose their own, just as long as it means they can oppose me as a Conservative.

  4. Joe Schmoe

    February 11, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I guess his white privilege is protecting him

  5. ytuque

    February 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    This professor should be commended for speaking truthfully about Islam rather than talk nonsense about how Islam is a religion of peace and Mohammad being a feminist.

    • Margaret

      February 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      I suspect the “religion of peace” lecture will be coming next.

    • Brian Davids

      February 11, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      Correct. Under their letter of their laws, it’s acceptable.

      Quote Koran
      8:67 It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
      8:68 Were it not a previous ordainment from Allah, a severe torment would have touched you for what you took.
      8:69 So enjoy what you have gotten of booty in war, lawful and good, and be afraid of Allah. Certainly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
      23:1 Successful indeed are the believers. 2 Those who…
      23:5 And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)
      23:6 Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;

      etc

  6. Joshua B. Pereira

    February 11, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Heard this line of “slavery apologetics” before in a black history class of all places. We “learned” not all slavery was bad, but American slavery was the worst in all of history to be sure. Wonder what the slaves captured by Tripoli pirates would think about that.

    Though it is true that there were many different kinds of slaves throughout history, some worse than others. Jewish slaves in Egypt, Roman slaves in the Empire etc.

    Love this guy’s semantics on “what is freedom really” and “maybe there is no direct Arabic translation for slave” implying we cant understand Islamic slavery on the same level. Nobodies better at taking cut and dry concepts and twisting them into gray areas quite like the high minded elites of the left.

    • bobbert

      February 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      I hate comparing human misery, but since here we are. Galley slaves had hard labor, but a decent lifespan. Due to training and effort required to be effective, they were rarely (though not never) sold from ship to ship. Plantation slaves had it pretty freaking rough. Now, slaves who worked in mines faced horrific conditions. Salt mines, gold mines, lead mines copper mines, iron mines. Those guys died at tremendous rates.

      • Margaret

        February 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm

        From what I’ve read the Muslim galley slaves’ lives were tremendously horrendous as they were chained to those oars and rarely allowed off those benches until they died, plus they went down with the ship if it sank. I doubt they had a decent lifespan.

        • bobbert

          February 11, 2017 at 6:08 pm

          That was the slave fleets of constantinople, not the barbery pirates. Barbery pirates when ashore used their slaves for manual labor, but almost never in the mines, which was a death sentence. The galley slaves were somewhat valued, as experienced and skilled galley rowers could be the difference between victory and defeat. It was not a good life, far from it. But it was worlds better than the mines.

          • Margaret

            February 11, 2017 at 6:31 pm

            No argument there except that the Arabs terrorized ships in the Mediterranean for 100’s of years before the Barbery pirates, as such, came on the scene. They plundered ships for wealth and slaves. And abused them on galley’s and on land.

      • Margaret

        February 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm

        Like every slave system, there is always roughly a caste system even on the plantations. There were house slaves who had disdain for the field slaves. In the end, slavery is slavery, all of it horrendous.

      • dionsius john

        February 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm

        “Galley slaves had hard labor, but a decent lifespan. ”
        Why is it that I virtually never see citations for stuff like this? How about at least make an effort to convince me that you actually read about it?

  7. Vladimeir The Irredeemable

    February 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Guy sounds like a real douche bag

  8. RemAcuTetigisti

    February 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    This is what we fight against. Islamofacist ideology, cultural Marxism and those who would be apologists for those who perpetrate such things.
    We are the Americanists.
    We are with TRUMP.

  9. Margaret Price

    February 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Keep it up, professor. You’re just highlighting exactly WHY we want to keep refugees from Muslim countries OUT of the US!

  10. Martelson

    February 11, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    The convert speech is correct – in Islam; sadly the professor being a convert to Islam really has no place now outside of the Islamic world.

    We must never let Islam have any legal standing in The United States of America. Sex, without consent is Rape. And we don’t need to say anything about slavery.

    This man is promoting religion – not teaching about Islam.

  11. Harry Vassilopoulos

    February 11, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    For fear of falling for fake news, I checked and there is such a professor at Georgetown. That being said, if the rest is true let us find a way to see that he can enjoy being a slave in one of the countries that still practice this abomination. Any ideas?

    • swordsman

      February 12, 2017 at 9:51 am

      send him to Iraq or Syria where he could enjoy his right to rape his wife while he’s being enslaved by the ISIS.

  12. Angie Smith

    February 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    are the loony liberals listening yet?

  13. robin

    February 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Where are these evil people coming from?? What have we decent hard working, taxpayers done to deserve this never ending trash!! We have to wake-up and take charge of our own land our family’s lives!!

  14. Freeman

    February 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Dr. Brown is a totally mainstream Democrat. There is a very long tradition amongst Democrats of slave holding and slave trading. In fact, the US Civil War was fought between slave holding Democrats and Republicans who sought to extinguish the “peculiar institution”.

  15. longun45

    February 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Islam has nothing to offer us or anyone else!! It is a backwards, obsolete, totalitarian government model which promotes obedience to a supreme leader masquerading as a religion. It is more like organized crime than a real religion. These true believers believe women have no rights and no Clit. Raping your 9 year old daughter is acceptable as well, but then she is killed for having sex outside marriage. For all these reasons they should leave ASAP.

    • Snorlaxation

      February 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      I feel the same about most religions. I wish America would fully embrace its secular roots and politicians would no longer rely on religion to dictate who they target and what laws they make

  16. SJW_Skeptic

    February 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Terrible he actually shared his view of how Islam views slavery and rape. That is so islamophobic and sexist. Where are all the feminists protesting outside every mosque. They are too busy protesting Milo and taking parts in riots.

  17. Bruce_in_San_Jose

    February 12, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Well, if you had ever wondered what is happening to college students these days and why they seem so off kilter…now you know.

  18. nolickspittles

    February 12, 2017 at 1:37 am

    What a total asshole unleasing human waste

  19. Tzvi Kahn

    February 12, 2017 at 5:55 am

    I want to understand if the Prof is merely explaining or is he also justifying

  20. sciguy54

    February 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    These rationalizations are right out of an 1850s cotton planter’s mouth. Yes, slaves are capital investments and a rational owner will try to keep as many alive for the longest possible productive working life (and no longer, btw). But there was absolutely no incentive to induce any kind of self-awareness or mental capacity in field hands, and there is every incentive to break any spirit of self-worth or rebellion in the harshest possible way.

    Obvious guy knows that humans treated as if they are toys or machine tools: not a good thing.

  21. David Calvani

    February 14, 2017 at 2:18 am

    The self-destruction of the academy’s ‘intellectual’ elite on display.

  22. Guardiana

    February 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    This is disturbing!

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