“It’s not immoral for one human to own another human.”
These were the very succinct words of a Georgetown professor who spoke at the International Institute of Islamic Thought in Virginia.
One student, Umar Lee, documented the entire event, as it was not recorded.
And it’s quite shocking the lengths Professor Jonathan Brown went to in order to defend some of the monstrosities found in the Middle East and the disaster that is Shariah Law.
After the professor endorsed slavery, here’s what Lee wrote:
Brown went onto state that being an employee is basically the same as being a slave and painting himself as a real romantic Brown told me his marriage was akin to slavery because his wife held rights over him. The fact that both of these arrangements can be terminated and are consensual seemed lost on the aloof academic.
Professor Jonathan Brown then went on to normalize rape, saying, “Consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex.”
Lee wrote his take and came up with a stunning conclusion:
“Brown emphatically stated consent is a modern Western concept and only recently had come to be seen as necessary (perhaps around the time feminism began to take root and women decided they wanted autonomy over their bodies). Brown went on to elaborate consent wasn’t necessary to moral and ethical sex and that the morality of sex is dependent on the lawfulness of the sex-partner and not consent upholding the verdict that marital-rape is an invalid concept in Islam.
“I left this lecture deeply troubled this man had been given a platform to defend slavery and rape. I also left knowing that a Catholic Priest at Georgetown would be fired immediately if he defended the brutality of Catholic-led slavery in Latin America or defended rape. The same would be true of a rabbi at Yeshiva University. So, why as Muslims should we tolerate and invite someone like Brown to speak and why is Brown hideously exploiting Georgetown’s commitment to be inclusive?”
Read the entirety of Umar’s remarks here.
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