Islamic State militants have issued a set of rules detailing when it is appropriate for “owners” of enslaved women and girls to have sex with them.
The rules were revealed in a fatwa that was part of a trove of documents captured by U.S. Special Operations Forces during a raid targeting a top Islamic State official in Syria in May and were first published Tuesday by Reuters.
The fatwa was apparently created to curb what Islamic State leaders considered violations in the treatment of captured women and girls.
The rules are laid out in response to a question posed at the beginning of the document: “Some of the brothers have committed violations in the matter of the treatment of the female slaves. These violations are not permitted by Sharia law, because these rules have not been dealt with in ages. Are there any warnings pertaining to this matter?”
Among the rules are 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 also instructed not to engage in intercourse with the same slave because she is viewed as “part of a joint ownership,” the document states.
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