Story after terrible story keep emerging from the Middle East about the terrible treatment of women at the hands of ISIS. From sex slave markets to raping and then murdering young girls, ISIS militants justify their actions using religion.
New evidence reveals an even more sickening situation than previously thought. Islamists recently handed out pamphlets across Mosul, Iraq explaining the official position of ISIS concerning female sex slaves, CNN reported.
Entitled, “Questions and Answers on Taking Captives and Slaves” and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), one of the questions in the pamphlet asks, “Can all unbelieving women be taken captive?”
The answer will make your stomach turn: “There is no dispute among the scholars that it is permissible to capture unbelieving women [i.e. any non-Muslim women].”
A second question: “Can one have intercourse with a female captive?”
Answer: “It is permissible to have sexual intercourse with the female captive. All the almighty said: ‘[Successful are the believers] who guard their chastity, except from their wives or [the captives and slaves] that their right hand possess, for then they are free from blame [Koran 23:5-6].”
Not only does the pamphlet permit and endorse having female sex slaves, it even details what kind of sex a man should have with his slave.
“If she is a virgin, he [her master] can have intercourse with her immediately. However, if she isn’t, her uterus must be purified [first]…” How to purify the uterus is not explained.
Regarding child sex slavery, the authors of the pamphlet left no stone unturned. One question asks, “Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female slave who has not yet reached puberty?”
Answer: “It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse; however if she is not fit for intercourse, then it is enough to enjoy her without intercourse.”
The pamphlet sets the legal framework allowing members of ISIS to justify barbaric acts. The 27 questions and answers also cover more “practical” topics such as sleeping with two sisters, covering up a naked slave while praying, and buying and selling slaves.
Since ISIS has made its way across parts of Iraq and Syria, thousands of Yazidi women and other minorities have been captured and forced into sexual slavery.