It seems a video of an attempt to gang rape Coptic Christian girl/s by a mob of Egyptian Muslims is being banded around. I have not watched the video and have no intention of doing so. I did notice it on a fundamentalist Christian missionary blog (a blog that hates Islam) so I did a little digging.
I’ve read about it and from what I can gather it’s an old video (from 2009). The motive of these men has been said to have been to retaliate against an alleged rape of a Muslim woman by a Coptic Christian man – however maybe just pure sexual perversion took hold of them. According to the descriptions the men were chanting ‘Allahuakbar’ – this does not make sense as rape is not allowed in Islam (see fatwa below). There are no excuses nor are there any justifications for such assaults. Allah knows best what has happened.
Islamophobes Insensitively Using the Sexual Assault
At the end of the day our thoughts should be with the victims. Sadly some anti-Muslim folk are taking the assaults as a rod to tarnish all Muslims and Islam. Islam does not allow rape.
It’s really sad to see people using the sexual assault of others to further their agendas of demonizing Muslims and furthering the hatred against Muslims. It shows the shallow state of these people.
May Allah help the victims of rape around the world. Ameen.
Rape in Islam: Islam is Against Rape
“The Arabic word ightisaab refers to taking something wrongfully by force. It is now used exclusively to refer to transgression against the honour of women by force (rape).
This is an abhorrent crime that is forbidden in all religions and in the minds of all wise people and those who are possessed of sound human nature.”
Read the entire Islamic fatwa against rape here:
Catholic Christian converts to Islam: