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Friday August 29, 2014 MYT 8:31:06 AM
by ong han sean
KUANTAN: Malaysian women must not be duped into joining the Islamic State (IS) as “comfort women” for there is no such concept in Islam, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.
She said it was never taught in the religion that women were objects to satisfy the sexual need of men and must put themselves in harm’s way to fulfil this “duty”.
“I am very upset by that news report saying that Malaysian women had joined the militants to perform sexual jihad.
“I am not sure whether the report is true or not but I strongly urge Malaysian women not to be tricked into participating in such a thing.
“This is degrading and will only tarnish the dignity of women,” Rohani said after closing a court-ordered community service integration camp in Felda Bukit Kuantan here yesterday.
Police have confirmed that at least three Malaysian women are currently in Syria, supposedly to play a “supporting role” to Malaysian men who are fighting in the strife-torn country.
A source in Bukit Aman, however, said there was no other information available on whether they were actually involved in sex jihad.
“All that we know is that they are already there playing a supporting role,” he said.
Rohani said it was a shame that religion had been misused to besmirch the honour of women.
On the counselling service for the families of MH17 victims, Rohani said up to 35 intervention sessions had been conducted so far.
“We are providing one counsellor per family. The MH17 and also MH370 counselling services will continue until the family members have no need of it anymore,” she said.
Rohani said the MH370 counselling was in its second phase as the families were still hopeful because the passenger plane was still missing.
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