Richard Brennan, a Senior Political Scientist at RAND, says: “There is no way to square these things – forcing people to be slaves and raping them – with the Koran. It’s not Islamic, so they have to lie about that to make it fit the narrative.”
The seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: “The believers must (eventually) win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their case) they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6)
The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition:
Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa’id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): 0 Abu Sa’id, did you hear Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-’azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born. (Muslim 3371)
It is also in Islamic law: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.” (Umdat al-Salik O9.13)
The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves. In a subsequent interview he elaborated:
Jihad is only between Muslims and infidels. Spoils, slaves, and prisoners are only to be taken in war between Muslims and infidels. Muslims in the past conquered, invaded, and took over countries. This is agreed to by all scholars—there is no disagreement on this from any of them, from the smallest to the largest, on the issue of taking spoils and prisoners. The prisoners and spoils are distributed among the fighters, which includes men, women, children, wealth, and so on.
When a slave market is erected, which is a market in which are sold slaves and sex-slaves, which are called in the Qur’an by the name milk al-yamin, “that which your right hands possess” [Koran 4:24]. This is a verse from the Qur’an which is still in force, and has not been abrogated. The milk al-yamin are the sex-slaves. You go to the market, look at the sex-slave, and buy her. She becomes like your wife, (but) she doesn’t need a (marriage) contract or a divorce like a free woman, nor does she need a wali. All scholars agree on this point—there is no disagreement from any of them. […] When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.
Around the same time, on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality.
A merchant told me that he would like to have a sex slave. He said he would not be negligent with her, and that Islam permitted this sort of thing. He was speaking the truth. I brought up [this man’s] situation to the muftis in Mecca. I told them that I had a question, since they were men who specialized in what was halal, and what was good, and who loved women. I said, “What is the law of sex slaves?”
The mufti said, “With the law of sex slaves, there must be a Muslim nation at war with a Christian nation, or a nation which is not of the religion, not of the religion of Islam. And there must be prisoners of war.”
“Is this forbidden by Islam?” I asked.
“Absolutely not. Sex slaves are not forbidden by Islam. On the contrary, sex slaves are under a different law than the free woman. The free woman must be completely covered except for her face and hands. But the sex slave can be naked from the waist up. She differs a lot from the free woman. While the free woman requires a marriage contract, the sex slave does not—she only needs to be purchased by her husband, and that’s it. Therefore the sex slave is different than the free woman.”
The savage exploitation of girls and young women is, unfortunately, a cross-cultural phenomenon, but only in Islamic law does it carry divine sanction.
“‘I rejoiced when we had our first sex slave, forced sex ISN’T rape and they should be thankful’: Chilling rant of twisted ISIS jihadi bride who justifies kidnapping and abusing Yazidi girls,” by Jay Akbar, Mailonline, May 22, 2015:
ISIS has released a chilling document in which it justifies the kidnapping and rape of slave girls – and brands Michelle Obama a prostitute whose ‘price won’t even exceed a third of a dinar’.
These shocking admissions are made by a jihadi bride in the ninth edition of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, in a feature entitled: ‘Slave girls or prostitutes.’
For years Islamic State has been enslaving and sexually abusing the women it captures – particularly from Iraq’s minority Yazidi community – and sending the ‘prettiest virgins’ to depraved auctions, a United Nations envoy claimed this week.
ISIS has not only confirmed this to be true, but the terror group justifies the cruel sex crimes as Sunnah, which roughly translates as ‘a way of life’.
A counter-terrorism expert told MailOnline that this was another example of how ISIS is twisting the holy text to recruit young male fighters – who often can’t get wives in their own countries – by telling them their spoils of war will be women.
The hate-filled rant is penned by a suspected jihadi bride named Umm Sumayyah Al-Muhajirah, who called for her ‘sisters’ to emigrate to Syria and become wives to Islamic State extremists in the previous edition of Dabiq.
During her latest despicable five-page article, she even describes the First Lady of the United States as a prostitute.
Saying: ‘Who knows, maybe Michelle Obama’s price won’t even exceed a third of a dinar, and a third of a dinar is too much for her!’
And she openly admits that ISIS has plundered villages and kidnapped women, saying: ‘As for the slave-girl that was taken by the swords of men following the cheerful warrior then her enslavement is in opposition to human rights and copulation with her is rape?!
‘What is wrong with you? How do you make such a judgment? What is your religion? What is your law? Rather, tell me who is your lord?’
‘Allah has opened the lands for His awliya [supporter], so they entered and dispersed within the lands, killing the fighters of the kuffar [non-believer], capturing their women, and enslaving their children.’
She angrily adds: ‘I write this while the letters drip of pride… We have indeed raided and captured the kafirah women, and drove them like sheep by the edge of the sword.’
Sumayyah Al-Muhajirah expresses deep disappointment to Islamic State fanatics who refuted the mass kidnappings of Yazidi girls, saying: ‘So the supporters started denying the matter as if the soldiers of the Khilafah [Caliphate] had committed a mistake or evil.’
The maniacal jihadi bride claims in Dabiq that slave girls were ‘turned into hard-working, diligent seekers of knowledge after she found in Islam what she couldn’t in Kuffar [non-believer], despite the slogans of “freedom” and “equality”.
‘Indeed it is our pure Islam, which upraises every lowly-one and puts an end to every deficiency. I and those with me at home prostrated to Allah in gratitude on the day the first slave-girl entered our home.’
ISIS has carried out ‘systematic sexual crimes’ against Yazidi women and girls, having captured hundreds of them from northern Iraq over the last two years, Human Rights Watch has said.
In early April, more than 200 Yazidi women, children and elderly were released near Kirkuk after being taken hostage by Islamic State extremists last June.
Aid workers reported that among them was a pregnant nine-year-old girl who suffered horrific sexual abuse at the hands of ISIS militants in northern Iraq – and claimed to have been ‘sexually abused by no fewer than ten men’.
Al-Muhajirah shockingly claims these women who ‘claimed to have run away from Islamic State, made up lies, and wrote false stories’.
Adding: ‘Whoever has read history and studied the Sirah [biographies of the Prophet Muhammad] knows that throughout the times there were devious and wicked slave-girls with stories that would turn a newborn’s hair grey.
‘We’re kind to them and we don’t force them to convert. Yes, this is our – as they allege – ‘savage’ Islam, ordering us with kindness even towards slaves.
I swear by Allah, I haven’t heard of nor seen anyone in the Islamic State who coerced his slave-girl to accept Islam… On the contrary, I saw all of those who accepted Islam had done so voluntarily, not against their will.
By attributing the article to a woman, Islamic State is trying to reach out to women as well as young men, a Senior Political Scientist at counter-terrorism think-tank RAND told MailOnline.
Richard Brennan added: ‘Because you’ve got a female writing that, one of the things they are desperately trying to do is to get foreign women to be wives of the foreign fighters.
‘But what happens when people get there is massive disillusionment because the external propaganda they’re using to recruit is not the reality on the ground – and many try to escape.
‘They have done an extremely good job of tainting what it is to be a Muslim. They’ve taken very specific verses of the Koran and used it to create their own narrative of what Islam should be.
Brennan says Al-Muharijah’s twisted claims that they take care of slaves and do not force them to convert are lies.
Adding: ‘The reason we know they are lies is because there is no way to square these things – forcing people to be slaves and raping them – with the Koran. It’s not Islamic, so they have to lie about that to make it fit the narrative.’
ISIS is sending the ‘prettiest virgins’ they capture to slave markets in the Syrian city of Raqqa, United Nation’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict claimed this week.
Zainab Bangura claims that after ISIS attack their villages, they strip the girls naked, conduct virginity tests, evaluate their bodies and send them to slave auctions where they are sold as sex objects to the highest bidder.
She discovered the gruesome extent of Islamic State’s sexual crimes against young women – particularly from Iraq’s Yazidi minority community – after collecting information from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.