A Call for Christian Accountability and Ethics

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Christianity, by its very nature, is the way of Christ, and this way is a narrow one. It is a highway of holiness in which Christians are expected to be salt and light to the world.

This is why when a Christian leader (someone who has been appointed to teach the Word of God at any level) has credible allegations of crime levied against him/her, the response of the Body of Christ to it sends a strong message to those within and without the church.

It cannot be denied that Christianity has been a strong historical and cultural force which shaped the Nigerian political and religious sphere. This is why the decisions that the Nigerian Christian body make regarding serious allegations such as rape against a popular pastor, tells us the kind of society we want to build.

In the midst of the baffling controversy of the alleged serial adulterer and rapist, Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Christian Organization of Nigeria (CAN) gave a press release that contains a number of howlers, none of which should come from a Christian body that values justice, truth and moral integrity.

In the release made public on Saturday, they wrote:

As we seek the help of CAN Elders and the Holy Spirit in resolving the current problem, it is our prayer that both parties will sheath their swords and stop the media war in the interest of the Church and for the greater glory of God.”

I sincerely don’t understand what they meant by the call to “sheath their swords” and stop the “media war”? Are CAN members oblivious to what this issue is all about or they are deliberately trying to twist the narrative? I suspect the latter.

Do they think Busola Dakolo’s allegation was borne out of personal vendetta or was she his only victim?

Is this a “media war” instigated by a scorned woman or the exposure of a sexual predator in the pulpit?

It’s indeed a disappointment to find a supposed Christian organization playing cheap politics with the lives of the wounded flock.

In the release, they made an appeal to Romans 5:8,11 and 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 as if this hoopla is all about Biodun’s sins. This is the same “we are all sinners” line that Biodun’s defenders have been chanting all across the public space.

And I wonder if someone ever informed them that there is a big difference between sins and crimes.

According to a legal dictionary, crime is a violation of a law in which there is injury to the public or a member of the public and a term in jail or prison, and/or a fine as possible penalties. In a plain sense, when there is a crime, there must be a penalty.

But not all sins are crimes though all crimes may be sins. Therefore, the redress of crimes cannot be the same as sins. Not in every instance. With the exception of those under Sharia dictates or Mosaic laws:

Fornication is a sin, not a crime.

Adultery – sin not crime.

Not paying tithes – sin not crime

Breaking the sabbath – sin, not crime.

Eating shellfish or pork – sin, not crime.

Homosexuality – sin, not crime (though some countries criminalize it).

Sorcery – sin, not crime.

Gambling – sin, not crime

Alcoholism – sin, not crime.

But when you are talking about rape, paedophilia, theft, perjury, murder, destruction of private or public property, money laundering, financial embezzlement and so on, you are talking about crimes. That’s the way the world works. Deal with it.

Some sins can result in crimes, such as sorcery being used to murder and fornication which can include sexual acts with a minor or sexual predation – which is an accurate description of a pastor taking his flock as sexual preys.

When a crime is uncovered, it shouldn’t stop at mere apology to the aggrieved, it should also be adjudicated in the court of law:

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake” (Romans 13:3-5).

Knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine” (1 Tim. 1:9-11).

Therefore, the first act of injustice against all the victims of Biodun Fatoyinbo is to reduce his crimes against them to mere “sins.” That’s a callous, mendacious and unchristian attempt to minimize the injuries he inflicted on others.

Furthermore, in all the accounts given by his victims and numerous sex partners, there were often large pay outs and monetary gifts. It will be vital if this is equally investigated.

The organization he heads is registered with a non-profit status, and to the best of my knowledge, he doesn’t have any allied industries or entrepreneurship schemes that serve as sources of great income. So where was the money coming from?

If the money he showered on these women were from the tithes and various offerings and other public money donated to his ministry by people who thought they were “connecting the power” for their breakthroughs, then he should be penalized and have his tax-free status revoked. 

A church leader expending “God’s money” on satiating his lust is gross betrayal of public trust, lack of financial stewardship and abuse of spiritual authority. Is there a Christian body with enough integrity to call this evil by its name?

I have read posts by church goers who highlight his benevolence, Bible knowledge and miracles that have come from his ministry. What is in dispute here is not his giving to charity or ability to teach the Bible. Anyone can do these without necessarily been born again.

And since the name of Jesus and the Word of God are effective any day, God will always honour the faith of His people even if the vessel ministering to them is as false as a 13 dollar bill.

At this stage of our Christian experience in Africa, miracles should no longer be the yardstick of genuineness.

Some Christians, in their desperation to launder the image of their hero (and it’s all about him), appeal to us to cover the crimes of our leaders just as Muslims do for theirs. This is the lowest watermark that people will sink to.

I must ask, since when did Christians – who are called to be the light of the world – began to model their ethical codes after the religions of this world? Indeed, it’s written in the Islamic hadith that if a Muslim covers the sins of a fellow Muslim, Allah will also cover their sins on judgement day.

Aside from the ethically flawed implications of that charge, the whole idea of sins being covered on judgement day is completely alien to Biblical eschatology and soteriology.

What does the Bible say we should do about evil or grievous sins being committed in Christian leadership?

Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed” (Gal. 2:11).

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them” (Eph. 5:11).

Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear” (1 Tim. 5:20).

This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:13).

And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds” (Rev. 2:21-22)

Nothing here about covering up crimes or criminals to protect the image of a person or church. It is actually our exposure of them that shows the world our revulsion and makes it clear to others within the church that such actions are contrary to the Faith.

If you take a look at civilized climes, you will find that accountability in the church is not often overlooked.

Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard, Robert Liardon, Eddie Long etc. were all exposed for their sexual indiscretions at one point and they publicly confessed their deeds, and in the case of Bakker, served his sentence for financial misappropriation.

Even David Yonggi Cho, the icon of South Korea, publicly confessed his misdeeds and was sentenced to prison for his financial embezzlement – and the earth didn’t cave in neither did the sky fall to the ground.

But why is it that when it comes to our dear country, influential church leaders are excluded from any degree of scrutiny and accountability? Why do we prioritize image and status over truth and justice?

Here again is what the Bible says about Christians like Fatoyinbo who use Christianity as a cover for their unclean practices:

But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person” (1Cor. 5:11).

Paul even said such an evil person should be expelled from the church (v. 13)! This should cover all those defending and protecting sexually loose persons in their churches with the veil of shame.

The church in Nigeria needs to take some hard, unpopular stance in order to restore its sullied image before the world.

We cannot be denouncing corruption outside the church while making allowances for it inside the church. It is a travesty of the noble examples we should be giving to the unregenerate.

Most sex predators don’t work alone; they usually have enablers, whether in word or deed. There is always someone who saw or knew something but chose to look the other way. They need to break their silence on this case because judgement will start in the house of God.

From the accounts of Biodun’s victims, his wife, Modele, “Pastor Flo” and the elders of the church (“the COZA 12”), are all aware of Biodun’s numerous sexual assaults over the years. These are the devious people helping him in covering his tracks and giving him a makeover after each of his sexual vampirism.

These are the people who “strengthened the hands of the wicked, so that he does not turn from his wicked way to save his life” (Ezekiel 13:22). No, Biodun is not the only alleged culprit of sexual predator and COZA is not the only slaughter pen in this country.

May the Lord expose them all. And may His healing balm minister to the lives of all their victims.

The Fifth Column and Predatory Wolves

Over the past one week, ear-tingling accusations of sexual assaults have erupted against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) here in Nigeria.

Several women who were former members of the church have come forward to reveal how Biodun raped them (with the most recent occurring in 2017) and the church hierarchy covered up the reports to protect the alleged culprit.

COZA is not your average “down the street” kind of church. It is a sophisticated church that caters to a clientele of upwardly mobile youth population; one pastored by a sleek, urbane, attractive and charismatic preacher.

These revelations – which aren’t new, by the way – sparked protests at COZA church branches and the man in the eye of the storm has taken a leave of absence.

For days, I read several posts and comments on social media desperately cobbling up defenses for the accused. What I find striking, however, was the core of Christian sentiments embedded in these writings: Christians blithely defending a pastor with some of the silliest excuses and dismissing all accusations of sexual misconduct as lies cooked up by the devil.

From all I’ve read from these social media attorneys, I noted the following threads of assumptions:

(1) A pastor cannot be involved in a criminal act such as rape.

(2) If # 1 is implicitly true, then your “Christian obligation” is to defend him to the hilt.

(3) But if you don’t practice #2 because you don’t subscribe to #1, you are worse than an infidel because even Muslims shield their clerics when they commit crimes.

(4) If there are several witnesses testifying that a reputable pastor is a criminal (i.e. # 1 is false) then blame the victims, discredit their accounts, impugn their character and demonize their person.

(5) If # 4 proves too hard a task, then bring up the “we are all sinners” or “he without a sin should cast a stone” card.

(6) If all these don’t yield the expected results, then turn the pastor into a super martyr of a diabolical conspiracy. This still falls back on # 1, that if you are a church leader of any sort, you can’t really be guilty of any crime.

In a series of posts, I will be debunking these false assumptions. My stance on this matter has been made clear from the start, and it’s based on the consistent pattern of sexual malpractices in the accused.

Old Wines in New Wineskins?

It’s no secret that Biodun Fatoyinbo was formerly a cultist before he professed to be converted. He once admitted in a sermon that he had murdered many people in his past as a cult leader. A former member of COZA had this to say:

My thoughts on Biodun Fatoyinbo is very clear. I attended [the] same school with Biodun. I also attended his church from Wonderland Gardens to Kwara Hotel to Stella Obasanjo Hall. I left the church because I had had it up to my chin and if I didn’t leave I would have been arrested one day or would be trending for interrupting his sermon and screaming at him…

Biodun was a cultist, in fact, the hit man for the Black Axe Confraternity and he raped many girls before he gave his life to Christ. This is a confirmed story because his number 2 and 3 [fellows] were my neighbours in Osi Road in Adewole Estate while I was growing up.

He gave his life to Christ and became supposedly born again. That Biodun sleeps with women and girls serially is no news. I personally know more than 5 friends who he has slept with while being a pastor (Don’t forget I was a foundation member of COZA and I have those girls on speed dial if necessary)…

Biodun was a serial rapist as a cultist and being born again might not completely erase traces of that in him. To be honest, COZA was a fishing spot for us back then. [If] you needed a clean, fine, well-dressed girl who said she loved God, COZA was your destination. Tales abound.”

Whether Biodun truly became saved but later reverted to his old ways or he was never converted at all, I cannot say. Only God knows that.

But I want to draw your attention to the fact that his church appeared to be convenient enough to be a “fishing spot” for sexually immoral “Christian” males and females.

Also, from the uniform testimonies available, it’s clear that a foul continuity exists between Biodun’s past and present sexual depravity, though now perpetrated in the name of God, and with the authority of his position.

After the first public victim of Biodun’s sexual predation, Ese Walter, spoke up in 2013, Japheth Omojuwa, a Nigerian public speaker, blogger, columnist and a sporadic member of COZA, privately investigated the allegations.

He exchanged several emails with Ese, and after his article was published, received emails from many ladies (some of whom were formerly COZA members in Ilorin) as well as an Abuja-based counselor narrating their experiences with this pastor:

One of the women – who admitted she was seeking counseling not because she felt abused by the pastor but because she felt used and dumped, because the pastor had abandoned her – had much to say.

She said that it started when she went for counseling with pastor Fatoyinbo. That, they exchanged numbers and they started calling each other at odd hours. It went from phone sex to the bedroom. There is no need to give the graphic details of the wildness she said transpired.

“The second story as relayed by the Abuja counselor was exactly like the first, from marital counseling to wild sex. This second person is actually married, and remains married. One of the ladies admitted she was so addicted to him she threw all caution to the wind.

“The money according to them was another attraction they’d not deny. They didn’t say they were abused, they said they felt used and dumped. She said the pastor has a huge appetite for sex but gets bored easily and this explains his constant change of girls.”

I believe that the Church of God, particularly in Nigeria, has been kept in the dark about certain biblical realities.

First of all, the narrative of holy and spiritually strong brothers being derailed from their glorious destinies by a horde of beautiful Delilahs – though real – is hackneyed in our collective consciousness and it should be suspended.

Reality is equally the other way round: a sexually predatory preacher that is as handsome as Absalom, powerful as Samson and wise as Solomon who systematically targets, manipulates and sexually defiles his victims (whether female or male). Yes, there are also “male Delilahs.”

Amos 6:3-5 describes the system of spiritual abuse perpetrated within the congregation of God’s people:

Woe to you who put far off the day of doom, Who cause the seat of violence to come near; Who lie on beds of ivory, Stretch out on your couches, Eat lambs from the flock, And calves from the midst of the stall; Who sing idly to the sound of stringed instruments, And invent for yourselves musical instruments like David.”

The expression, “eat lambs from the flock and calves from the midst of the stall” aptly conveys clerical sexual predation – church leaders who use their authority and position to sexually prey on members of their congregation.

There are men in Christian churches who are sexual vampires; they specifically hunt for the weak, the vulnerable and the young, and they use their nubile bodies to reanimate their own psychic powers. They maintain their hold on their victims using fear, power and mind control.

The “single story” of the demonic female versus angelic male – a staple of many Nigerian movies and books – has blinded many Christians to the reality of pastoral wolves in sheep clothing devouring the flock, poisoning the pasture and desecrating the vineyard with abominations.

That false narrative is a cultural stronghold that has conveniently protected many agents of Satan within the churches. Many of us were conditioned to conceive of satanic infiltrators in the camp of God’s people as only female in gender.

This underlying mentality is what drives many church goers to blindly side with a pastor should any female accuse him of sexual impropriety.

A pastor/priest/prophet can also be an adulterer, homosexual or paedophile. He can be a criminal – rapist, child trafficker, armed bandit, drug baron, murderer etc. He can even be an occultist, satanist or sorcerer! He may have been into all these vices before he was regenerated and reverted to them at some point, or he was never really regenerated from the get go.

A vile individual can join a church, follow through denominational motions and formats and modify his external self, but his vile nature still remains unchanged or even worse. More like an old wine in a new wineskin.

The Fifth Column

The phrase “fifth column” was frequently used during World War II, and its origins are particularly interesting. In 1936, during the civil war in Spain, a Spanish general was leading an attack on a city occupied by his opponents.

Another general came to him and asked, “General, what is your plan to take the city?” The first general answered, “I have four columns advancing on the city – one from the north, one from the east, one from the south, and one from the west.” He paused, then added, “But it is my fifth column that I expect to take the city for me.”

The second general said, “Where is your fifth column?” The response: “Inside the city.” The fifth column comprised traitors who would ultimately undermine the city’s defenses.

This is how Satan and his demons strategize their warfare. They fight from without, but their most potent war is launched from within. This occurs at the individual and church level. The enemy launches his “internal strikes” within individuals and plants his troops within the church to do the same.

In this age of mixtures, many satanic troops are operating from the echelons of Christian leadership to the pews in polluting, weakening, deceiving, frustrating and preying on many unwary souls.

The Bible consistently warns us about such infiltrators in the midst of God’s people who will counterfeit almost everything present in true Christianity. Jesus warned:

Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves” (Matt. 7:15).

These wolves will not always come in the office of a “prophet,” they can also come as pastors, teachers, evangelists, theologians, brothers or harbingers of truth.

Their packaging is irrelevant. They will always look like us and speak the language of the sheep to be let into the sheep pen. But it’s only a matter of time before their sheep clothing succumbs to moths.

Later, Jesus told the disciples a parable:

The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared” (Matt. 13:24-26)

Jesus explained that the field is symbolic of the world and the good seed (or wheat) stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, and the one who planted them is the devil. The words of the Sower in verse 30 is instructive:

Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.”

That means, until the end of the Church Age, there will always be tares of the enemies – fifth columns – mixing with the people of God.

Even the Lord Jesus had a fifth column among the disciples: Judas Iscariot. He was a part of the inner circle of Christ’s disciples. He preached, cast out demons, performed miracles and was with the Lord for 3 years. Nobody knew his true identity as a traitor except Jesus.

If Satan could use a fifth column among the apostles of Christ who were eye witnesses of His Majesty, then why would he have much difficulty using many within the contemporary church for his nefarious works?

In Acts 20:29-30, Paul the apostle passionately warned the leaders of the Ephesian church:

“I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.”

The words “among you” and “from your own number” indicate that these savage wolves will attain positions of leadership within the church. In 2 Cor. 11:14-15, we are also informed:

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness.”

This means satanic infiltrators are usually the most charming, caring, cute and talented personalities within the church. This utterly refutes the widely held theory that an influential, wealthy, anointed and humanitarian individual cannot have a devious, sinister or criminal side.

Just as God has His servants, Satan too has his own ministers; they too have their own ministries, their own followers and their own schemes.

Paul also talked about being in danger “from false brothers” (2 Cor. 11:26). Brothers whom he thought were servants of God willing to help, but were actually enemies ready to betray him to those seeking his life. They are the “enemies of the cross of Christ” who bring disrepute to the image of Christianity (Phil. 3:18).

2 Peter 2:1 says: “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

These are some of the assignments of Satan’s troops in the Christian fold. Their job is to undermine Christianity from within; to lead people astray with false teachings (like cheap grace, “Hebrew Roots” legalism, mysticism) and seduce others into sinful acts.

Jude 1:4 says:

For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

This is why it’s presumptuous and ignorant for Christians to quickly take on a “circle the bunkers” approach to legitimate reports of evil committed by a reputed Christian leader.

It’s dangerous to assume you know a person’s true nature because you see him (or her) ministering from a pulpit everyday or laying hands on the sick on TV.

A public figure can have a dark side which you may never see. That Biodun Fatoyinbo is a pastor – even if superbly anointed – doesn’t make him inherently innocent of sexual crimes.

Now, in my next post, I will be discussing the dynamics of mind control that often keep people sheepishly following after predatory leaders, twisting themselves into ropes and mutilating Scripture, all in a bid to defend them as spotless.

The Cult of the Slave Masters

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Some weeks after over 200 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped by Boko haram in 2014, a video was released on YouTube. “I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market by Allah,” said the Boko haram leader. “There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women.”

In consonance, Egyptian sheikh, Abu Ishaq al-Huwayni said:

“Spoils, slaves and prisoners are only to be taken in war between Muslims and infidels … The milk al-yamin are the sex slaves. You go to the market, look at the sex slave, and buy her. She becomes your wife, (but) she doesn’t need a (marriage) contract or a divorce like a free woman.”

Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi admits:

“Sex slaves are not forbidden by Islam. On the contrary, sex slaves are under a different law than the free woman.”

Recently, an ISIS recruit in London, Patrick Kabele, wrote in his diary:

“In our religion, Islam, it is OK to have slaves. The prophet had slaves so I’m talking if I ever possess slaves … It’s an integral part of our religion.”

Indeed, there have been reports of Yazidi women captured and used as sex slaves by ISIS fighters.

A Christian woman narrated how she was “married,” raped and simultaneously divorced by 10 different Muslims in one single night.

In its official publication, Daqib, the Islamic State says:

“After capture, the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to Sharia among the fighters of Islamic State … Before Satan sows doubt among the weak-minded and weak hearted, remember that enslaving the kuffar [infidels] and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of Sharia” (BBC News, Dec. 22, 2014).

When Muslims from different social status, cultures and regions uniformly and confidently affirm slavery as an integral part of their religion, it shows that they all drink from a collective ideological fountain.

They draw their inspirations from the same poisoned stream of the Quran and hadiths creating an outflow of barbarism and wickedness.

Features of Islamic Slavery

1. Islamic slavery is basically directed at non-Muslims who are not immediately killed in jihad.

Sura 47:4 says:

So, when you meet (in fight Jihad in Allah’s Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e free them without ransom) or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden.

Sura 8:69 also says: “But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good; but fear God…

In essence, after each raid, the men, women, children and wealth captured during as spoils of war are to be distributed among the Muslim fighters.

A Saudi Islamic scholar, Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzana said: “Slavery is a part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long as there is Islam.”

2. Sura 16:75 highlights the mindset that drives Islamic slavery:

“Allah coineth a similitude: (on the one hand) a (mere) chattel slave, who hath control of nothing, and (on the other hand) one on whom we have bestowed a fair provision from Us, and he spendeth thereof secretly and openly. Are they equal? Praise be to Allah!”

This means Allah ordained slavery as a means of enriching the Muslim and punishing the infidels who are subhumans to be sold in markets like salt and onions. Verse 71 says:

Then, those who are preferred will by no means hand over their wealth and properties to those (slaves) whom their right hands possess, so that they may be equal with them in respect thereof. Do they then deny the Favour of Allah?

You see, the god of Islam is opposed to human equality. Wouldn’t it have been noble if Allah condemned slavery? Why did Muhammad not create a society of freedom and equality?

I recently had an exchange with a Muslim who wrote: “Equality is exercised practically in Islam and all differences before Islam vanished among Muslim communities.”

I pointed out to him that since slavery is endorsed by his religion, all humans aren’t equal in Islam. He replied, “Slaves are regarded as properties [sic], so who has the right to blame Muslims for the use of their properties? Human beings must have different roles to play in life. Some must lead others.

This response reveals the extent to which Islam destroys human conscience and empathy.

I then asked him: “So would you like to play the role of a slave? How would you feel if you were killed and your wives and children were taken as sex slaves by a gang of people who believed that their god has approved of slavery?”

He had no answer.

3. Islam grants Muslim masters the rights to sexually prey on their slaves as they wish. This precedent was set when Allah allegedly said to Muhammad:

O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom God has assigned to thee…” (Sura 33:50)

At a point, Muhammad sent his soldiers to wage wars against the people of Awtas:

“They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions were reluctant to have [sexual] relations with the female captives because of their pagan husbands. So, Allah, the exalted, sent down the Quranic verse: “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hand possess.” That is to say that they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period.” (Muslim 11:2150)

The rape of slaves is allowed because Islamic Law stipulates that:

“When a child or woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled” (Umdat al-Salik 9.13).

In the Muslim mind, slaves are Allah’s provisions to accommodate their helpless libido.

Many liberal Muslims try to hide this legalised depravity by quoting Sura 24:33 which says “Force not your slave girls to whoredom that ye may seek enjoyment of the life of the world, if they would preserve their chastity.”

This doesn’t hold water. First of all, there’s no moral justification for capturing, enslaving or sexually preying on any human being. One doesn’t need a prophet from a dusty cave to tell one that. It’s inherently sinful and morally deplorable.

Second, why is the chastity of a female slave a priority higher than the salacity of her Muslim captor? This is like telling a rapist not to force his victims to get raped by other rapists or telling a victim to abstain from sex with other molesters so she can fully please her rapist!

This is not a divine revelation but a cogitation of a depraved mind.

The hypocrisy of that verse quickly fades off in the hadiths:

“We got female captives in the war booty and we used to to coitus interruptus with them. So we asked Allah’s Apostle about it and he said ‘Do you really do that?’ repeating the question thrice. ‘There is no soul that is destined to exist but will come into existence till the Day of Resurrection” (Bukhari 62:137).

Muhammad encouraged them to rape and impregnate their slaves. When Maimuna bint Al-Harih told him she had set her slave free, Muhammad replied:

“You would have got more [heavenly] reward if you had given her (i.e the slave girl) to one of your maternal uncles.” (Bukhari 47:765) This would have predisposed the slave to become a sexual prey.

4. Muslims quote Sura 90:13 that says “the freeing of slaves” is a good act, but they neglect the fact that this was an early Meccan sura.

Many of Muhammad’s early converts were slaves, so it was convenient for him to preach freedom to them to gain their support.

Later when he attained power in Medina, he and his followers enslaved others and sold them for gain. He said “The freed slave belongs to the people who have freed him” (Bukhari 80:753).

Sura 24:33 says “And such of your slaves as seek a writing (of emancipation) write it for them if ye are aware of aught of good in them.” This means a slave’s freedom is arbitrarily determined by his/her master.

A scholar pointed out that:

“In Islamic tradition slavery was perceived as a means of converting non-Muslims. One task of the master was religious instruction and theoretically, Muslims could not be enslaved. Conversion (of a non-Muslim to Islam) did not automatically lead to emancipation, but assimilation into the Muslim society was deemed a prerequisite for emancipation” (Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000, p. 17).

5. Allah so much approves of slavery that even in his paradise – his “gardens of pleasure” – there will be around Muslim men “eternal youths with goblets and awers and a cup of flowing wine” serving them (Sura 56:12-18).

This is probably why slavery wasn’t abolished in Saudi Arabia until 1962; it was interwoven with the warp and woof of their cult.

Some Muslims shamelessly admit that Islamic slavery was better because it mandates the master to take good care of his slaves. Anyone parroting this narrative lacks either human empathy or reflectivity. From Islamic records it can be seen that:

a) Slaves captured by Muslims were sexually abused.

Rayhana for example, was captured during the raid of the Bani Quraiza tribe and made a sex slave by Muhammad.

Ibn Ishaq records that “She remained with him until she died in her power. The apostle had proposed to marry and put a veil on her, but she said: ‘Nay, leave me in your power, for that will be easier for me and for you.’ So he left her. She had repugnance towards Islam when she was captured and clung to Judaism” (Sirat Rasulallah, p. 466).

Do we expect her to love a man who killed her father, brothers and exterminated her tribe?

b) These slaves were dehumanised.

They were only spared to be enslaved and used to ransom Muslim hostages.

The hadith records how some non-Muslims were killed and some “that consisted of women and children” were taken as prisoners. The prettiest girl among them was sent to Mecca and used as a ransom for Muslims prisoners in Mecca (Muslim 19:4345). This is still practiced today.

c) Their slaves were beaten.

When Abu Bakr’s slave lost his camel, “He then began to beat him while the Apostle of Allah was smiling…” (Abu Dawud, 4:1814).

Ibn Ishaq recorded that a slave girl was given a “violent beating” by Ali in Muhammad’s presence and he did nothing about it (Sirat, 734).

d) Their slaves were sold as merchandise.

Ibn Qayyim, says “Muhammad had many male and female slaves. He used to buy and sell them, but he purchased more slaves than he sold. He once sold one black slave for two” (Zad ad-Ma’ad, 1:160).

e) Their slaves can’t own any property or choose when to get married.

Muhammad said “If a slave marries without the permission of his master, his marriage is null and void” (Abu Dawud 2074).

The slaves were usually manumitted when they are too old to sexually satisfy their masters.

No Slavery, No Islam!

The Encyclopedia Britannica notes that:

“Slaves were owned in all Islamic societies, both sedentary and nomadic, ranging from Arabia in the centre to North Africa in the west to what is now Pakistan and Indonesia in the east. Some Islamic states, such as the Ottoman Empire, the Crimean Khanate and the Sokoto Caliphate [Nigeria] must be termed slave societies because slaves there were very important numerically as well as a focus of the polities’ energies.”

Slavery was a political tool with which Islam spread its wings. As the Muslim armies conquered nations, they not only acquired spatial territories but also took over the bodies of women as an extension of their rule.

So on the one hand, they could eliminate multiple lives of the infidels, and on the other, use their women to multiply themselves in great numbers. It’s a war strategy utilized by all fascistic ideologies.

As Muslim armies subdued other nations and replaced their cultures with that of Islam, a higher form of slavery resulted. Those spared were not only physically imprisoned but also mentally enslaved to despise their ancestors, bow to the savage god of Islam and adore the depraved prophet of Arabia.

North Africans and Northern Nigerians today will need to dig very hard to unearth their original cultural identity before the Islamic colonizers.

To be a Muslim, you have to be an Arab. You have to chant Arabic, dress Arabic, mimic Arab polity and travel to an Arab country to kiss an Arabian pagan stone. It’s a cult of the slave masters.

Yet, Africans are on the lowest rung of the Islamic ladder. It’s a well-noted fact that many of Muhammad’s slaves were blacks.

After the armies of Umar invaded Egypt and conquered the Makurian Christians, one of the terms of their treaty included supplying Muslims an annual payment of 360 “high quality” African slaves.

Till date, slavery is still legalised in Sudan, Mauritania, Niger and other Islamic nations. On March 7, 2012, South Sudan officially demanded the liberation of 30,000 slaves still held by Arabs in North Sudan.

For centuries, many African Muslims were coached to emigrate to Saudi Arabia by Arab overlords who promised to take them to Islamic “holy sites” and teach them to read the Quran in Arabic only to end up as their slaves. This is now disguised as millions of “guest workers” leaving Africa to chase a rainbow in Saudi Arabia.

Ali Ahmed, Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, says “The monarchy’s religious tradition still views blacks as slaves.” As of 2012, Saudis were selling castrated black men on Facebook – a reminiscence of the the 1960’s slave trade which an eye-witness recorded:

“Ten [African] boys were ranged in a circle on the dais (used to display the slaves), their buttocks toward us. They were all naked, and I saw with horror that five had been castrated. The (slave dealer) said that usually 10% of the boys are castrated, being purchased by Saudi homosexuals or by Yemenis, who own harems, as guards” (Sean O’ Callaghan, The Slave Trade Today, 1961, p  75).

The god of Islam is a slave master who spiritually enslaves humanity. Muhammad was a slave master whose teachings still hold millions of people in mental and physical fetters.

True freedom is in Christ Jesus. He says: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28).