The hardliner Sunni Militants, Islamic State (ISIS) tried to give a justification for capturing thousands of Yazidi woman.
The hardliner Sunni Militants, Islamic State (ISIS) tried to give a justification for capturing thousands of Yazidi women. (Photo: Women and children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, walk to a refugee camp after they re-entered Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province, August 14, 2014.)Reuters

Islamic State, the hardliner Sunni militant group, has tried to justify the capturing of thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq and offering them as sex slaves to their fighters by issuing a lengthy theological explanation on why these women are taken.

The dreaded jihadist group that has caused a global frenzy in recent times, has held over 7,000 women in detention centres to be offered as salves while killing 5,000 men, National Post reports citing researches who have gathered information after talking to survivors and imprisoned women through concealed mobile phones.

In one of the most shocking incidents, the ISIS has not only admitted taking the women but have also sought to offer a bizarre justification for the action, issuing a lengthy theological reasoning on why these women are taken.

The article about the Yazidis, entitled "The Revival of Slavery before the Hour," says that "well-known" rules are taken into consideration while capturing these women, including not separating mothers from their children.

Although the article does not specifically say women are being sold for sex, it says "taking a maid as a concubine" helps men avoid the sin of adultery, or of being alone with an unrelated women.

This comes a month after renowned Islamic scholars and imams urged the group last month to spare the Yazidis insisting that: "The reintroduction of slavery is forbidden in Islam. It was abolished by universal consensus."

The article written in their English magazine claimed that after capture, "The Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Sharia amongst the fighters of the Islamic State."

The extent to which the infamous terrorist group has perpetrated injustice all the name of religion, has continued to make headline from the beginning of this year. The town of Tal Afar alone is thought to hold around 3,500 women and children in five detention centres while many others are being held in Mosul.

Much of the ISIS newsletter concentrates on the theological justifications for the jihadists' behaviour often citing the practices of the Prophet Mohammed and his companions.

The minority Yazidi population follows an offshoot relation of Zoroastrianism, and they are described by ISIS as "devil-worshippers".