Middle East studies in the News
UCLA Professor on Islamic Abuse of Women [on Khaled Abou El Fadl]
by Gary Fouse
"Abou El Fadl will be talking about how the Islamic State group's practices of trafficking and enslaving women conflict with the teachings of Islam, Tricic said."
It appears this event occurred last night at UCLA. I would have liked to attend it. UCLA Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl (above) was due to speak on the question of Islamic abuse of women. The talk was apparently inspired by the recent reports of ISIS taking non-Muslim women as sex slaves in Iraq and Syria. Given Fadl's track record, no doubt he was going to argue that ISIS and what it is doing have nothing to do with Islam. I encourage the reader to check out the reader comments to the Daily Bruin report-including my own.
I would have like to hear Fadl explain Sura 4 verse 24 of the Koran.
"And forbidden to you are wedded wives of other people except those who have fallen in your hands (as prisoners of war) . . ...."
That was from the Medina period, when Mohammad was spreading Islam through war. It is time we start challenging these popular talking points that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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