Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Little Green Book of Ayatollah Khomeini

The foundational Fatwas of the Islamic Revolution.

Click here.

Sample Fatwas (sorry about the strange spacing of the words):
A woman may legally belong to a man in one of two ways; by continuing marriage or temporary marriage. In the former, theduration of the marriage need not be specified; in the latter, it must be stipulated, for example, that it is for a period of an hour, a day, amonth, a year, or more. - (Page 53)
A woman who has contracted a continuing marriage does not havethe right to go out of the house without her husband’s permission;she must remain at his disposal for the fulfillment of any one of hisdesires, and may not refuse herself to him except for a religiously  valid reason.-(Page 56)

If a man sodomizes the son, brother, or father of his wife after theirmarriage, the marriage remains valid. - (Page 56)

Any man or woman who denies the existence of Allah, or believes inHis partners [the Christian Trinity], or else does not believe in HisProphet Muhammad, is impure (in the same way as are excrement,urine, dog, and wine). He is so even if he doubts any one of theseprinciples. - (Page 28)
By the way, I have read repeatedly, though the years, that the Ayatollah's Little Green Book says it is ok to have sexual pleasure with a child, and that sex with animals is ok as well.

Far as I can tell, it says no such thing.

Anyone able to account for these apparent untruths which have been spread around by the counter-Jihad blogosphere (including this site, if I am not mistaken)?

On Sex and Women

Finally, there's a source of quotes from Tahrir al-Vasileh that's spread throughout the internet to anti-Islamist and anti-Islamic websites. They can be traced back to the website of the "Dr. Darabi Foundation” (a secular, anti-Khomeini non-profit named after a prominent Iranian woman physician woman of the same name who set "herself on fire in a crowded square in northern Tehran, on February 21, 1994 ... to protest the oppression of women.”) The foundation declares itself dedicated to combating "all violations of human rights focusing on defending the rights of women against religious, cultural and social abuse.”
Many of the quotes are similar to one's above from Resaleh Towzih al-Masael, but a couple are even creepier.
Supporters of Khomeini cast doubt on the credibility of the Dr. Darabi Foundation site, pointing out that it also quotes from something called "Tahrir-ol-Masael,” a book allegedly by Khomeini that does not appear to exist. (It's not listed in very complete database of books found in libraries called WorldCat (http://www.worldcat.org/)).
(Perhaps it's a cross between Resaleh Towzih al-Masael and Resaleh Towzih al-Masael!)
With that caution, here are some translations from
A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on. However he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, however selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.
From Khomeini's book, Tahrirolvasyleh, fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom, Iran, 1990
(Note: This quote is found many places on the Web, often citing www.homa.org, but is no longer at www.homa.org itself as far as I can tell.)