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ISIS Issues Rule Book For Raping Sex Slaves

| by Sheena Vasani

ISIS issued an updated rule book in January 2015 for its fighters, specifying 15 conditions under which they may rape their sex slaves.

U.S. Special Operations Forces discovered the documents in May while targeting a leading ISIS official at the heart of the sex trade, reports the Express.

The group is trying to reinterpret religious teachings to justify forcing thousands of women and girls as young as 12 into sexual slavery, particularly northern Iraqi Yazidis, reports Reuters.

“One of the graces in which Allah has bestowed upon the State of Caliphate is the conquest of large surface areas of the country and one of the inevitable consequences … is that women and children of infidels will become captives of Muslims,” the document claims.

At the same time, ISIS has imposed rules, such as banning sex with pregnant women, to “avoid any violations.”

It also instructs slave owners to show “compassion towards [their female sex slaves], be kind to her, not humiliate her and not assign her work she is unable to perform.” A man cannot sell a slave to someone else if he believes the new owner would mistreat her.

Professor Abdel Fattah Alawari, dean of Islamic Theology at Cairo's Al-Azhar University, says ISIS is intentionally misreading Islamic verses that were meant to end slavery, not encourage as the group has claimed.

'”Islam preaches freedom to slaves, not slavery. Slavery was the status quo when Islam came around.

“Judaism, Christianity, Greek, Roman and Persian civilizations all practiced it and took the females of their enemies as sex slaves. So Islam found this abhorrent practice and worked to gradually remove it.”

Other ISIS injunctions forbid various kinds of sexual relations within the families of captives.

The rule book says:

“If the owner of a female captive, who has a daughter suitable for intercourse, has sexual relations with the latter, he is not permitted to have intercourse with her mother and she is permanently off limits to him. Should he have intercourse with her mother then he is not permitted to have intercourse with her daughter and she is to be off limits to him."

Sources: Express, Reuters / Photo credit: Khaama Press