The Islamic State (ISIS) has released a chilling list of dos and don'ts instructing its followers on how to treat the thousands of Yazidi sex slaves held in the terror group's prison-brothels.
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI, who translated the pamphlet, it was likely released in response to the public uproar about the kidnapping and treatment of the Yazidi women.
The document, issued by the group's 'Department for Prisoners and Women's Affairs' explains in sickening detail on who can be made a sex slave, when a slave woman can be beaten, and under what circumstances is it justified to rape prepubescent girls.
A Daily Mail report suggests that the documents might have been prepared by the Shura Council, which is an advisory body appointed by leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to study the Koran and make rulings based on its interpretation of Sharia law.
The list tries to answer all doubts that a possible 'master' may have on how to treat his slave. According to the document, slave women are known as al-Sabi by ISIS militants, and can only be taken from 'ahl al-harb' - any group of people with which the terror groups considers itself at war.
In the list of the 27 questions recorded by the group, ISIS has given answers to questions such as; 'Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female captive immediately after taking possession?', and 'If the female captive was impregnated by her owner, can he then sell her?'.
The rape of a female captive, the document explains, is perfectly acceptable even for married men. It then uses a passage from the Koran, which says Allah rewards "Muslims who are chaste with everybody other their wives and those their right hands possess".
Few Other Question and Answers Listed by ISIS
- Question: Can two sisters be taken together while taking slaves?
- Answer: "It is permissible to have two sisters, a female slave and her aunt [her father's sister], or a female slave and her aunt [from her mother's side]. But they cannot be together during intercourse, [and] whoever has intercourse with one of them cannot have intercourse with the other, due to the general [consensus] over the prohibition of this."
- Question: What is al-'azl?
- Answer: Al-'azl is refraining from ejaculating on a woman's pudendum [i.e. coitus interruptus].
- Question: May a man use the al-'azl [technique] with his female slave?
- Answer: "A man is allowed [to use] al-'azl during intercourse with his female slave with or without her consent."
- Question: What is the ruling regarding a female slave who runs away from her master?
- Answer: "A male or female slave's running away [from their master] is among the gravest of sins..."
Reports from Syria and Iraq claim that ISIS has kidnapped over 5,000 women and is selling them as sex slaves. The vast majority of the captives are members of the Yazidi religion who were kidnapped during the Mount Sinjar massacre in early August. However, there are also women from other minority communities including Christians, who are being held in sex slave markets of ISIS.