Ali Hammuda, an Imam at a Cardiff mosque, seems intent on maintaining a position as one of the most hateful and extreme voices in the West when it comes to Islamic values. Hammuda first attracted international attention when three young men from his mosque who became extremists in ISIS in Syria. He is now back in the news after a secret recording shows him telling his followers that it is permissible and moral under the teachings of Mohammed to have sex slaves.
Hammuda influenced the three ‘Cardiff jihadis’ – Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, then 20, and Muthana’s younger brother Aseel, then 17 – who became terrorists with ISIS in Syria. He is shown in the latest recording telling teenage Muslims that they can morally force women to be sex slaves under the teachings of the Koran (Quran). The recording from the Al-Manar mosque by an undercover reporter shows Hammuda, who (despite his extremist past) the English Islamic Programmes officer at the mosque, explains the Hadiths, or sayings of Mohammed.
Hammuda is recorded as saying:
“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 then explains how mothers also become little more than slaves under the teachings of Mohammed: “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.”
Thousands of female captives, particularly Yazidi women and girls, have been enslaved and sold at auctions to ISIS terrorists. Their rape and slavery has been found to be moral acts by the clerics supporting the Islamic State.
While rape and slavery is perfectly moral under the teachings of Mohammad, Hammuda is disgusted . . . by music. Music turns out to be the “tool of Satan” so when you are raping your Yazidi sex slave, you should not listen to music. He also says that it is forbidden to engage in the “free mixing” with women . . . unless of course you are raping them as an Islamic right.
What is really frightening is that, until 2013, Hammuda was allowed to hold lunchtime sessions at Cathays High School in Cardiff. Many Muslims have condemned Hammuda and his hateful, disgusting teachings. After the release of the tape, Hammuda insisted that he has always condemned the “so-called Islamic State” and “this evil phenomena.” He insisted that “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.”
While context is often important, it is hard to see the different meaning to explaining how the writings of Mohammad state “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.”
What is troubling is that people like Hammuda indoctrinate young people that they can forgo the basic human values in the name of Islam and commit war crimes while claiming to be moral Muslims.