Chechen woman
A woman, dressed in headscarf, takes part in a "Beauty of Chechen woman" march in Groznyd dress in the city REUTERS

A former candidate for the Kuwaiti parliament is advocating for the legalization of sex slavery.

SHE-- that's right, folks-- is the hot topic today on the Gulfi presses.

In a video posted on YouTube last month, Salwa Al-Mutairi proclaimed that a sex slave trade would prevent Kuwait's Muslim men from extramarital sexual activity, explaining that a purchase transaction for a sex partner would be tantamount to marriage.

We want our youth to be protected from adultery, she said.

Mutairi claimed that on a recent trip to Mecca, she spoke with several muftis, or Muslim religious scholars, who believe that there is a basis for the purchase of concubines in the shariah, or Islamic holy law.

She gave the example of Haroun al-Rashid, the third caliph or head of state of the Islamic Abbasid Empire, is rumored to have had some 2,000 concubines.

Appropriate candidates for the sex trade would be Muslim women from war-torn countries like Chechnya, Mutairi suggested.

Mutairi is married.