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Islamic State Issues Fatwa On How To Properly Rape Enslaved Women, Girls

Far from trying to conceal the practice, ISIS has boasted about it and established a department of "war spoils" to manage slavery.

Huffington Post reports: not only ISIS extremists do not attempt to hide their vicious intentions, but also they have established a department of “war spoils” to manage slavery.

Theologians of Islamic State have revealed a directive which rules the conditions under which extremists can have sex with their enslaved female victims. The hideous document is intended to stop what they call violations in the treatment of bound women.

The article continues: “The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the Islamic State's previous known utterances on the subject, a leading Islamic State scholar said. It sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls”.

The ruling was among those files that US Special Operations Forces managed to capture during a raid in May. Among other rulings there are bans on father and son having a shared sex slave, and the bans on having sex with one’s daughter and mother. Moreover, those who are having a joint ownership of a female captive are not allowed to communicate.

Human rights groups worldwide have denounced ISIS for organized abuse of thousands of women and girls as young as 12, many of which have been granted to militants as a reward. In their turn, ISIS leaders have decided to legitimize this flagrant practice of sex slavery.

Those women who managed to escape slavery reported that after being separated from males, they were sold or presented and raped again and again.

The fatwa, regulating sexual intercourses between Islamic State combatants and their slaves, was issued almost a year ago, in January 2015, and scrupulously prescribes how to treat slaves. The main reason for constructing such a fatwa is explained in the first paragraph of the document: since the Sharia law does not contain instructions on sexual slavery, the time has come to create new rules. For example, detailed instructions on how to behave oneself when the sexual intercourse with mother or daughter took place. The rules are simple: choose one out of two and try to avoid doing so with another one.

“Islamic State's sexual exploitation of female captives has been well documented, but a leading IS expert at Princeton University, Cole Bunzel, who has reviewed many of the group's writings, said the fatwa went beyond what has previously been published by the militants on how to treat female slaves. "It reveals the actual concerns of IS slave owners," he said in an email. Still, he cautioned that not "everything dealt with in the fatwa is indicative of a relevant violation. It doesn't mean father and son were necessarily sharing a girl. They're at least being 'warned' not to. But I bet some of these violations were being committed,” the article says.

The document also generously provides instructions for a slave owner: one should express his compassion, not allot impracticable tasks, and not to sell the slave to someone who will mistreat the captive.

Abdel Fattah Alawari, Professor of Islamic Theology claimed that in his opinion Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. He added that the extremist group intentionally misinterprets the Quran and Sharia statements that originally were meant to end slavery.  Moreover, tens of Islamic scholars have sent an open letter to ISIS leader calling to stop using religious arguments to justify ISIS’ doings, because it contradicts Islam principles in many ways.

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