ISIS militants believe that Quran allows them to rape a 16-year-old, keep her as a sex slave, and even trade her around the militant camp like furniture.
The moment she’s pregnant, however, he can’t rape her
The term is “istibra — “the process of ensuring that the womb is empty,” a Princeton University professor and Islamic expert Bernard Haykel explained.
Which is why 16 year old girls are, according to a report in the Independent, forced to take birth control pills. “Every day, I had to swallow one in front of him. He gave me one box per month. When I ran out, he replaced it. When I was sold from one man to another, the box of pills came with me,” a girl who was sold seven times told the newspaper.
According to Islamic State leaders, sexual slavery was practiced during the Prophet Muhammad’s time, and they prey on the women and girls the group captured from the Yazidi religious minority almost two years ago.
36 Yazidi women, escapees of the Islamic State’s rule revealed that fighters used oral and injectable contraception, and even abortion. They were even tested for the hCG hormone, which indicates pregnancy. If this is not horror enough, many women admit that not every ISIS fighter is aware that he can’t rape a pregnant woman.
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