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The Islamic State has issued guidelines on when it’s OK for members of the extremist group or “owners,” to have sexual relations with enslaved women and girls.

According to the Huffington Post, the ruling, or fatwa, is an apparent effort to curb what the group called “violations in the treatment of captured females.”

The ruling gives insight into how the group is trying to interpret teachings from centuries ago to justify raping women and sexual slavery, according to the Huffington Post.

Click here to read ISIL’s fatwa on “intercourse” with female captives

These guidelines were just part of the large amount of documents U.S. Special Operatins Forces seized in a raid targeting a top Islamic State official in Syria back in May.

Reuters has reviewed this document and others that have not previously been published but has not confirmed their authenticity.

According to Reuters, the fatwa places bans on a father and son having sex with the same female slave; and the owner of a mother and daughter having sex with both. Joint owners of a female captive are similarly enjoined from intercourse because she is viewed as “part of a joint ownership.”

It lists 15 injunctions, which in some instances go into explicit detail.

However, Reuters reported the fatwa also instructs owners of female slaves to “show compassion toward her, be kind to her, not humiliate her, and not assign her work she is unable to perform.”

It states that an owner should also not sell her to an individual whom he knows will mistreat her.

The United Nations has accused the Islamic State of the “systematic abduction and rape of thousands of women and girls as young as 12,” according to Reuters. The UN said it believes many women and girl have been given to fighters as a reward or sold as sex slaves.

It appears the Islamic State doesn’t try to conceal the practice but boasts about it, saying it has a “war spoils” department to manage the sex slaves.

MORE: Read more from Reuters here.

8 comments

  • DAN GRAY

    Where ever you find Muslims you will find the desire for Islamic sharia or Islamic law. Maybe Donald Trump wasn’t so wrong after all.

    • Travis

      You must be a very uneducated person to believe that. You talk all this stuff, but have you ever tried to learn about their teachings, or do you just believe everything you hear? Maybe you should run for VP with TRUMP. Two retards for office. What could be better?

  • Tom Alciere

    As if Judaism and Christianity are any better.

    Deuteronomy 21:10-14 King James Version:

    When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the Lord thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive,

    11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;

    12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

    13 And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.

    14 And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her.

    • DAN GRAY

      I don’t believe Christians and Jews practice female genital mutilation (FGM) Tom. They don’t set people on fire, and ever since the French got rid of the guillotine we don’t even behead infidels anymore.

      • Travis

        Don’t Christians go and shoot up “churches” in the name of god? Have Christians not slandered the LGBT community because they think they are worth more? Don’t Christians shoot up movie theaters? Was it not “Christian” raised kids who did the Columbine massacre? You sir are very confused on what those religions do.

  • Danny Bob Grayer

    Look through history, every religion has a sordid past. Every religion also believes they are the only true religion.

      • Travis

        Nothing is happening today. Nothing has happened to you, or your family. You are 1000 times more likely to be killed by your white neighbor, than an extremist. Keep living in fear sheep.

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