Actually, the sheikh is right. This is prescribed and sanctioned, encouraged, under Islam's rules of engagement. Women are booty, the spoils of war. This is rampant in over a millennium of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements.
Obama say, "Respect it!" Jay Leno's wife Mavis say, "The Qur'an is more liberal with women than the Bible." Geller say, "Defeat and destroy."
I haven’t written about that self-proclaimed haven of moderation and tolerance, the East London Mosque, for a few weeks. After having their tolerance of hatred and extremism repeatedly exposed, they’ve been keeping their heads down. But now normal service is back.
Last Friday, according to publicity material (above) and its Facebook page, the mosque was due to host that conspicuous moderate, Sheikh Saad al-Beraik, who has reportedly stated: “Muslim brothers in Palestine, do not have any mercy neither compassion on the Jews, their blood, their money, their flesh. Their women are yours to take, legitimately. God made them yours. Why don't you enslave their women? Why don't you wage jihad? Why don't you pillage them?”
This is the second time Beraik will have appeared at the mosque this year. He was due to speak at an event there in March, but after a row he appeared without speaking (the organisers said that they simply ran out of time to hear from him, and it wasn’t that he had been banned.)
Beraik was also one of those who ruled against supporting Usama Hasan, the Leyton cleric sentenced to death for supporting women’s rights to refuse to wear the veil.
UPDATE: The article has been removed from The Telegraph's website. No idea why.