On the 14th March 2003, 17 year old
Hannah Foster was abducted close to her Hampshire home and then
brutally raped and murdered. In a case that will undoubtedly bring a
tremendous amount of grief to her family, it must be questioned as to
why a girl, so young in the prime of her youth and with her whole life
ahead of her was so tragically killed.
Unfortunately, like with most other
crimes that take place in the UK, this crime will be filed as another
statistic, soon to be forgotten as it will be considered no longer
â€˜news worthy' - but the family will be left to pick up the pieces of
a tragedy that has become a common occurrence in the UK.
Furthermore, very few will question the
reasons that led to her murder, but place the blame solely on an
individual who was sexually depraved and committing a crime to gratify
Accordingly, how is it that such a
â€˜civilised' society produces individuals who commit such heinous
crimes? As the rate of crime soars (with a substantial increase in
sexually related crimes) we need to answer this fundamental question;
so where does the solution lie for families such as Hannah Foster's
family, in order that they do not have to experience the same anguish
In order for us to find a solution, we
need to look at the root cause of why such crimes are taking place.
What we find is that we live in a society that promotes sexual freedom
and sexual gratification as a means to happiness. As the slogan go's:
"Sex sells", the exploitation of the sexuality of both men and women is
aggressively promoted. There is hardly a street that someone can walk
by without to be faced with a bill board selling some product having a
scantily clad man or woman being used to sell the product.
Pornography is now one of the biggest
industries in the UK, children, men, women are constantly bombarded
with sexually explicit material on television, magazines and newspapers
and sex has become the biggest selling tool in most if not all
advertising campaigns. Fornication or sexual freedom is actively
encouraged and a person practicing celibacy until marriage is frowned
upon, resulting in the institution of marriage not have any real
purpose except to out do his/her partner of their estate in future
More alarming is the legitimacy of
prostitution as a legitimate form of employment which has recently been
congratulated as the â€˜oldest job' in history. The open propagation of
this sexual depravity is clear for everyone to see, however the masses
have been made blind to it through the fallacy of freedom and
consequently are naive of its consequences.
So in a society that uses sex to sell
and openly promote the depravity of sexual freedom, is there no wonder
that such a society would produce such an individual that would commit
a crime like that of the rape and murder of Hannah foster and of many
others like her who have preceded her with a similar fate?
The crime is a consequence and a product of the society we live in and Hannah foster paid the price.
The solution to such crimes is to
replace the system that produces these types of crimes and this system
is the system of Islam, where the sexuality of its citizens will not be
exploited to feed the economy in order to maintain its survival.
Islam does not consider its women as
sex objects but rather honour them as mothers, sisters, daughters and
wives: uniquely created by Allah (SWT) to worship Him alone.
If we were to step outside the media
bubble that portrays Muslim women as â€˜enslaved subordinates', we
would find that Islam gave rights to women, when Europe were still
deciding whether women were human or not, or whether they should be
eligible to vote while in comparison over 1300 years ago under the
Shari'ah (Islamic law) Muslim women were taking up positions of
influence in the political arena such as judges.
Therefore we conclude (as stated
before) that the fallacy of freedom has failed society and furthermore
made people victims of a corrupt man-made system, for which Islam is
the only solution.
Please note: the trial of Hannah Foster's murder is still pending