Recently a number of Arabic language websites posted the following picture which is attributed to the official Twitter account of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph Ibrahim of the Islamic State.
The Arabic writing reads:
“It is permissible for the mujahid [jihadi] to enjoy young boys in the absence of women.”
The purported fatwa then justifies this position by quoting Koran 52:24:
“There will circulate among them [servant] boys [especially] for them, as if they were pearls well-protected.”
A similar verses (76:19) reads: “There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them [as beautiful as] scattered pearls.”