Isis sex slaves guide mars international human rights day

Al Arabiya News

As the world marks Human Rights Day, reports swirl over the militant group ISIS’s recently released rules about how female sex slaves should be treated.
The pamphlet was published by the Research and Fatwa Department of ISIS on Dec. 3 and is written in the form of questions and answers.

The rules allow ISIS members to have sexual intercourse with, beat and trade non-Muslim slaves, including Yazidi women and girls.
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI, which translated the pamphlet, it may have been released in response to public uproar about ISIS’s maltreatment of the Yazidi minority.

The pamphlet is titled Su'al wa-Jawab fi al-Sabi wa-Riqab - “Questions and Answers on Taking Captives and Slaves” and in it ISIS justifies capturing the women due to their status as non-Muslims.

“Unbelieving [women] who were captured and brought into the abode of Islam are permissible to us.”

The pamphlet carries on: “If she is a virgin, [her master] can have intercourse with her immediately after taking possession of her. However, is she isn’t, her uterus must be purified.”

In the publication, ISIS details how a female slave can be beaten.

“It is permissible to beat the female slave as a form of disciplinary beating, but it is forbidden to beat for the purpose of achieving gratification or for torture. Further, it is forbidden to hit the face.”


Staff writer Al Arabiya News, 10/12/2014