In Islam, rape as most would define it is theologically indefensible, with some Islamic texts prescribing very thorough requirements for a man to be convicted of rape: the testimony of four witnesses, the confession of the perpetrator, and/or physical evidence of the victim’s lack of consent. Married rapists are typically stoned to death while unmarried rapists typically receive some form of lesser punishment (e.g. lashings). However, to convict a rapist under Islamic law, four witnesses or the confession of the perpetrator are required; otherwise, no conviction can be made. It is nearly impossible to find four witnesses to an act of rape, and it is nearly impossible to find a rapist willing to complacently confess his crime (the male pronoun will be used throughout the column, because Islamic law presumes the majority of rapists to be male).

However, there are loopholes. In Islam, slavery is permitted, and as ownership doesn’t require consent of the thing owned, and non-consensual intercourse with a female slave is not defined as rape under Islamic law, and there are no penalties for the perpetrator in such situations. Kecia Ali, an American-based scholar of Islam, write the following:

‘For premodern Muslim jurists, as well as for those marginal figures who believe that the permission [for slavery] still holds, the category “rape” doesn’t apply: ownership makes sex lawful; consent is irrelevant.’

– The Truth About Islam and Sex Slavery History Is More Complicated Than You Think

In the Koran, the god of Muhammed personally orders the raping of women on several occasions, specifically married captives, those with pagan husbands, constantly referring to female concubines as “those which your right hand possesses,” (see Qu’ran 4:24; 23:1-6; 70:29-30).

Founded on a culture of pedophilia, incest, and rape, Islamic civilization has found itself in an ethically reprehensible dilemma. Today, Humans Rights Watch claims that approximately 70-90% of women in Pakistan suffer from domestic abuse in the form of rape, beating, or humiliation.

That means every hour, a Pakistani Muslim woman is raped. Yet, those on the extreme left side of the socio-political spectrum will claim that “Muslims are the true feminists.” This claim is absurd, but perhaps not as absurd as those petitioning for no upper limit on the amount of refugees accepted into Europe, most of whom subscribe to some sect of Islam. When one claims that one must be accepting of the radical cultural shift sitting at the doorstep of the West, one claims that the socio-cultural norm in Muslim society regarding sexual ethics is a permissible one. This is not the case.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reported 934 women died in honor-killings last year alone. The statistics are in, the charts have been doubled-checked, and their holy book has been examined. The fact is, Islam treats women like garbage.

One 13-year-old Pakistani girl, referred to only by the pseudonym “Sauna” to protect her identity, claims to have been held by five police officers for over two weeks, a time in which she was repeatedly gang-raped. Watch the video:

But surely the case is not as bad as it seems? Perhaps it is as the Huffington Post claims, and Islam truly is a religion of feminism.

In 2015, a Muslim conference was held near Paris and was intent on discussing the rights of women in Islam, and, more specifically, why beating women was morally unacceptable. As topless feminist protestors climbed onto the stage during a talk from two Islamic fundamentalists, the topless women were forcibly removed from the stage and violently kicked by the event organizers. If cosmic irony had a physical manifestation, this would be it.

So, it would seem, Islam is not truly a religion of feminism.

Those who detest Islam and its moral encompassment are wrongly classified as “Islamophobia,” because, for some reason, liberals make terrible wordsmiths. A phobia is something that one possesses a deeply-rooted psychological fear of, not the simple detestation of a particular ideology. An Islamophobe would be one who trembles and unknowingly releases their bladder whenever forced into a social situation including a Muslim. Anti-Muslims do not fear Muslims, they dislike them. This would classify those who detest Islam as “anti-Islamic,” not “Islamophobic.”

There is a growing anti-Islamic movement in the U.S., partially due to the sparking interest in far-right ideologies that have been left behind by neoconservatives and liberals. Many of the younger generation are beginning to recognize that there is a peculiar type of value concerning Western civilization and that Islam, with its morally reprehensible socio-cultural sexual ethics, is entirely incompatible with it.

And with a whopping statistic of 70% of women or more having experienced sexual abuse in the Islamic country of Pakistan, who can blame such an outlook? The detestation of Islam prevalent in many conservative narratives is rooted in the social norms extant in Muslim civilization. It is not the religion that it hated; rather, the actions of its people.