Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females.
It sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries old teachings to justify the rape of women in parts of Syria and Iraq that ISIS controls.
The fatwa was among a huge trove of documents captured by the US Special Operations Forces during a raid targeting a top ISIS official in Syria earlier in May.
The ten rules mentioned in fatwa:
1.“It is not permissible for the owner of a female captive to have intercourse with her until after she has her menstrual cycle and becomes clean.”
2.“If she is pregnant, he is not allowed to have intercourse with her until after she has given birth.”
3.“It is not permissible to cause her to abort if she is pregnant.”
4.“If the owner of a female captive releases her, only he can have intercourse with her and he cannot allow someone else to have intercourse with her.”
5.“If the owner of a female captive, who has a daughter suitable for intercourse, has sexual relations with the latter, he is not permitted to have intercourse with the mother and she is permanently off-limits to him.”
6.“The owner of two sisters is not allowed to have intercourse with both of them.”
7.“If the female captive becomes pregnant by her owner, he cannot sell her and she is released after his death.”
8.“If two or more individuals are involved in purchasing a female captive, none of them are permitted to have intercourse with her because she is part of a joint ownership.”
9.“It is permissible to buy, sell or give as a gift female captives and slaves, for they are merely property.
10.“It is permissible to have intercourse with a female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse.”