ISIS says sexual enslavement of women is permitted by Sharia

Online magazine provides rationale for taking 'pagan concubines'

13 October, 17:16

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, OCTOBER 13 - In the fourth monthly issue of its online magazine, the Islamic State (ISIS) justifies its the sexual enslavement of 'infidel' women through an interpretation of Islamic law rejected by the vast majority of Muslims. The officialization of what has become an ongoing practice for the group, reports the CNN website, is contained in the latest issue of the magazine Dabiq.

    ''One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar - the infidels - and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law,'' the group says in the issue 'The Failed Crusade' published Sunday. The headline of the article, 'The Revival of Slavery Before the Hour', makes reference to Judgement Day. The text states that women from the Yezidi community, a Kurdish minority living mostly in Iraq, may legitimately be captured and forcibly made concubines or sexual slaves, reports CNN.

    A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released on Sunday and based on interviews with displaced Yezidis that had been detained by the jihadist group but had managed to escape states that ISIS jihadists have hundreds of Yezidi prisoners and are forcing young women and adolescents to 'wed' their fighters.


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