Likelihood of it happening? Definitely brighter…especially since Malaysia has now placed a ban on the publication, suggestively titled Seks Islam, Perangi Yahudi Untuk Kembalikan Seks Islam Kepada Dunia (Islamic Sex, Fighting Jews to Return Islamic Sex to the World).
Prior to this, I paid no heed to the sex guidebook, which was published by the cult-ish communicators.
Needless to say, after I learnt that it’s been banned, I suddenly feel the desire to take a peek at it’s pages is now similar to a frenzy that can only be roused by a new Apple product pre-sale announcement.
Well, maybe not that bad. But close.
Anyway, I have to hand it to these group of pleasure-giving women though…they are turning out to be masters of generating publicity.
It seems that every move they make nowadays grabs headlines all over the world.
And it’s not just sleazy tabloids picking up stories from the obedient wives…even the venerable Wall Street Journal feels news about them is worth publishing.
I didn’t exactly say all the publicity was good, but it’s publicity nonetheless.
What the obedient wives want with the publicity is yet to be seen. Perhaps the eventual back door comeback of the outlawed Al-Arqaam, from which the Obedient Wives Club (OWC) originated?
Whatever it is, I am quite sure a PDF version of the guidebook will surface online soon enough and finally I will be able to discern for myself the supposed terrible-ness of the newly-banned sex guidebook.
However, I am also quite sure that when I do get my hands on it, it probably won’t be as fantastic as the hype surrounding it.
Basically, I’m setting myself up for an anti-climax.
How The Star reported it:
Home Ministry bans Obedient Wives Club’s sex guidebook
Wednesday November 2, 2011
PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry has banned the Obedient Wives Club’s (OWC) controversial sex guidebook with immediate effect.
Those found in possession of the Seks Islam, Perangi Yahudi Untuk Kembalikan Seks Islam Kepada Dunia (Islamic Sex, Fighting Jews to Return Islamic Sex to the World) could be fined up to RM5,000.
Those found reproducing the book for the purpose of offering it for sale could be jailed up to three years or fined not exceeding RM20,000, or both.
The Home Ministry’s Al-Quran Text and Publishing Control Division secretary Abdul Aziz Md. Nor said they found two reasons to ban the book.
“The book was released by an organisation that had clear links with the banned al-Arqam. As the movement has been banned, anything related to it, such as the club and the book, are also banned,” he said.
He said the contents of the book also violated Jakim’s Islamic publication material censorship guideline.
Hatijan Aam, who is also the founder of the OWC, wrote the book.
…and how Wall Street Journal reported the launch of the guidebook:
Malaysian Obedient Wives Club Launches Sex Guide
OCTOBER 13, 2011
By James Hookway
It seems a strange way to build up support for traditional Islamic beliefs, but Malaysia’s Obedient Wives Club says it is all right for a husband to have sex with all of his wives at the same time. In some circumstances, it might even be encouraged.
“Islamic sex” — whatever that is — also appears to be a fresh weapon against Judaism, at least according to a new sex manual published by the group this week called “Islamic Sex: Fighting Jews to Return Islamic Sex to the World.”
A pro-polygamy group, the Obedient Wives Club, isn’t a stranger to controversy and previously has embarrassed many mainstream Muslims in this multicultural country with its pronouncements.
While polygamy is legal for Muslims, this year the group’s vice president, Rohaya Mohamad, angered women’s rights groups here by advising its members to avoid marital problems by acting like a “first-class whore” in bed.
“Rather than allowing him to sin, a woman must do what she can to ensure her husband’s desires are met,” she told reporters in June.
“That was such an affront to us, that it’s our fault if our husbands stray,” said Akmal Zulkifli of the women’s rights group Sisters In Islam.
“It’s also not an accurate portrayal of Islam in Malaysia. This group is just justifying its own lifestyle choices.”
Now the group is stepping up the cringe-factor with its new 115-page book, which it portrays as a self-help guide for young brides to satisfy their husbands in bed.
In it, the Obedient Wives Club argues that women give their husbands only a fraction of their bodies and offers graphically illustrated tips on how to satisfy their partners. Chapter 8 goes on to explain how sex can become an act of worship.
It isn’t entirely clear how Islamic sex helps battle Judaism, however. Leaders of the Obedient Wives Club couldn’t immediately be reached for comment, and some analysts suggest it could be a marketing gimmick in a country where the Palestinian cause resonates.
An extract on the back cover of the book, photographed in the Berita Harian newspaper, doesn’t reveal many clues, either.
It states that Allah has granted man the ability to have simultaneous sex with all his wives, before going on to describe about how spiritual sex can be more enjoyable and easier to arrange than physical sex.
Malaysia’s government might also have cause to be alarmed. The Obedient Wives Club traces its origins to the outlawed Al-Arqaam religious sect that blossomed in the 1980s and 1990s, and a picture of the group’s polygamous leader, Asaari Muhammad, is prominently displayed on the cover of the new sex manual.
The Malaysian government banned the group for its allegedly deviant teachings in 1994. Mr. Asaari died last year aged 73, but some analysts point to the Obedient Wives Club as an attempt to propagate his teachings.
“I think the Obedient Wives Club has got more to do with what happened in the 1990s than modern Muslim women here today,” Ms. Akmal of Sisters In Islam said.