Campaign on prophet’s sex life raided

2012-01-26 08:58

Islamic officials in Malaysia raided a meeting of a women’s group and confiscated posters and banners to be used for a sex education campaign focused on the Prophet Mohammed’s sex life.

Officials of the Islamic Affairs Department in the northern state of Perak yesterday barged into the meeting of about 50 members of the Obedient Wives Club in a house in Ipoh, 170 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur.

Department chief Yusup Husin told the New Straits Times newspaper that the members were being investigated for portraying Mohammed in a negative light.

The sex education drive, entitled The Prophet, Islam’s Sacred Sex Figure, was launched yesterday in several places in Malaysia as part of the commemoration of Mohammed’s birthday on February 5.

Club president Fauziah Ariffin said the campaign would urge Muslim couples to better emulate Mohammed’s life, from which Muslims had strayed.

“The prophet should be our reference, and this includes aspects of the family as well as our sex life,” she said at the launch of the campaign on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

The Obedient Wives Club was begun last year to teach women how to keep their husbands happy. Its leaders have drawn headlines and anger from women’s rights groups for saying a wife should serve her husband like a “first-class prostitute” to keep him from straying and that disobedient wives are the cause of domestic violence.

The club, which said it has 2 000 members, published an explicit guide to Islamic sex in October, but the book was banned by Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs.

It was founded by an offshoot of the al-Arqam Islamic movement, which was banned by the Malaysian government in 1994 for “deviant” teachings.

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