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‘Sex slaves acceptable in Islam’, British Imam tells young children in UK mosque

India TV News Desk London August 03, 2016 13:50 IST
India TV News Desk

Hardline Muslim preacher Imam Ali Hammuda, who leads prayers at a Cardiff mosque in UK, is suspected of having told teenagers that Islam permits sex slaves.

According to a majority of clerics, slavery is illegal in UK and also not allowed in Islam but the cleric was caught at ‘halaqa’ (religious study circle) at the Al-Manar mosque for allegedly sermonizing the toxic discourse by an undercover reporter.

His speech comes two years after three men, Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, then 20, and Muthana's younger brother Aseel, then 17, left for Syria and are suspected to have joined the terror group Islamic State (ISIS).

Hammuda was born in Palestine but was brought up in the UK and he still preaches in the same mosque.

The whole event was recorded by an undercover reporter. The audio of the most damning section of his speech, has him explaining a series of Hadiths- sayings attributed to the Prophet Mohammed.

He converted a Hadith in his own twisted interpretation with his group in which the prophet says one of the Doomsday signs will be when a slave girl gives birth to her master.

He tells them: ‘One of the interpretations as to what this means is that towards the end of time there will be many wars like what we are seeing today, and because of these wars women will be taken as captives, as slaves, yeah, women will be taken as slaves.’

‘And then, er, her master has relations with her because this is permissible in Islam, it’s permissible to have relations with a woman who is your slave or your wife, ’ he said.

Hammuda also states that in the coming future, children will start disobeying their parents.

“The one I think is strongest is that towards the end of time you will see a lot of Muslims disobeying their mothers and fathers… you see children speaking to their mothers and fathers as if they are your slave,” he further added.

Responding to the recording, he said, “I have lectured on this a number of times, including dedicating a number of Friday sermons to the condemnation of this evil phenomena.”

“The undercover recording and quotations referred to seem to have been deliberately taken out of context to portray a religious perspective that I do not ascribe to,” he added.