‘It’s not rape in Islam’: ISIS ‘wife’ defends jihadis’ sexual assault and murder of Yazidi women because it is ‘allowed in the Quran’ as the last remaining fighters face being pushed from their final stronghold
- ISIS woman defended the rape of Yazidi women taken prisoner by the militants
- She claimed Quran permitted the rape of prisoners of war who became slaves
- Unidentified woman said ‘it’s not rape in Islam..because they are your property’
- But the Muslim holy book specifically prohibits the rape of female slaves
- Thousands of Yazidis forced into slavery when their land was overrun by jihadis
An ISIS ‘wife’ has said Yazidi women can be raped as sex slaves because it states prisoners of war are ‘property’ in the Quran – before admitting she had not read the text.
The unidentified female was speaking to another woman who asked her about the treatment of Yazidis under the so-called caliphate.
Speaking to a mobile phone camera, she described her interpretation of the Quran as a justification for the rape and murder of Yazidi women taken prisoner as sex slaves, saying because the Muslim holy book defines prisoners of war as ‘property’ they can be treated as objects.
But when pressed on if it does actually states in the Quran that prisoners can be treated this way, the woman replied she ‘did not know much’ about the Islamic text.
In fact, sura 24, verse 33 of the Islamic holy book explicitly states: ‘Force not your slave-girls to whoredom that ye may seek enjoyment of the life of the world, if they would preserve their chastity.’
Another verse extols followers to treat prisoners respectfully and to ‘feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive.’
The unidentified ISIS woman said the Quran stated prisoners could be treated as property
Women walking with belongings and their children as an SDF fighter helps them, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, in Syria yesterday
Some fundamentalist Islamic scholars have argued passages of the Quran justify the keeping and holding of female slaves.
Wearing a black niqab with glasses, she added that ‘it’s not rape in Islam..because they are your property’.
The woman is thought to have originally come from outside Iraq and Syria, and made the comments in a refugee camp in the Kurdish-controlled north of the country.
She said: ‘They were prisoners of war, and they become slaves, it is in [the] Quran.
‘They are property so in Islam you are allowed to use them, it’s not rape in Islam. Because they are your property they are your slaves.’
She then went on to say: ‘If it’s in the Quran then who am I to question [it]?’
When asked if does state this in the Quran, the woman replied while laughing: ‘I don’t know much about the Quran.’
Afarin Mamosta posted two videos on social media yesterday evening.
She previous posted videos of children of ISIS fighters raising the jihadi ‘tawheed’ finger gesture.
ISIS overran the Yazidi faith’s heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in 2014, forcing young women into servitude as ‘wives’ for its fighters and massacring men and older women.
The Yazidis are a religious sect whose beliefs combine elements of several ancient Middle Eastern religions.
Speaking to a phone camera, the woman claimed the Islamic holy book allowed prisoners to be sexually assaulted because ‘it’s not rape in Islam’
A tent at a makeshift camp for ISIS group members and their families in the town of Baghouz
A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter takes aim with his Kalashnikov rifle after seeing a man walking towards his position in Baghouz as the bid to push militants out of their last stronghold continues
Islamic State considers them devil worshippers and its attacks on the group were condemned as a ‘genocide’ by the United Nations.
Thousands of Yazidi women were forced into sex slavery by their ISIS ‘husbands’ when their homeland was overrun by militants in 2014.
One Yazidi sex slave changed ‘owners’ 17 times as she was raped and abused by ISIS thugs who was forced her to eat grass before she fled from Baghouz.
A Swedish jihadi owner would lock her in the home for days without food while he went to fight.
Another man, an Albanian, stomped on her hands in his military boots, after she scolded him for buying a nine-year-old slave girl.
Jihadis decapitated dozens of Yazidi women and dumped the heads in dustbins, according to British SAS troops who entered recapture ISIS territory
A month ago the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched what it called a ‘final battle’ to take the cluster of houses and farmland, and people leaving in the enclave of Baghouz near the Iraqi border have described harrowing conditions of peril and hardship.
When asked if the Quran does actually state prisoners can be treated as sex slaves, the woman replied she ‘did know much’ about the Islamic text
Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) standing near a civilian who was evacuated from the fighting near the village of Baghouz
As the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) besieged the enclave at Baghouz, some surviving Yazidi women and children emerged among many thousands of others fleeing deprivation and bombardment, including the militant group’s own unrepentant supporters.
Diehard jihadists swelling Syrian refugee camps have vowed revenge as the last remaining ISIS holdout in Baghouz faced collapse.
One veiled woman, feared to be among thousands of unrepentant fanatics who have fled Baghouz and surrendered to US-backed Kurdish forces, chillingly warned: ‘We will seek vengeance, there will be blood up to your knees.
‘We have left, but there will be new conquests in the future.’
At an outpost for US-backed forces outside the village, ten women stood in front of journalists, pointing their index fingers to the sky and shouted: ‘The Islamic State is here to stay!’
The gesture – known as ‘tawheed’ – is used by ISIS supporters to proclaim the ‘oneness of God’.
A still from a video released by the Free Burma Rangers showing people moving between tents in a makeshift camp in the last ISIS-controlled piece of territory in Syria’s Baghouz
Yazidi women attend a ceremony at Lilash Temple on Friday to commemorate the deaths of thousands of women killed by ISIS militants during their reign of terror
One 60-year-woman, who did not want to be named, said that ISIS will continue because the boys under the terror group’s rule have been trained to fight from a young age.
The remaining hardened militants and their families were forced to set up camp amongst battered pickup trucks and tents on the last scrap of land of ISIS-controlled territory between advancing Kurdish forces and a riverbank.
Those who have fled Baghouz have mostly gone to al-Hawl, a displacement camp in northeast Syria whose population has swelled to 62,000 people, 90 percent of them women and children.
An estimated 3,000 Yazidis are still unaccounted for in the besieged ISIS stronghold of Baghouz.
Close to 200,000 members of the minority fled their homes when ISIS swept into their heartland over four years ago
International airstrikes had killed some Yazidis living as slaves in the caliphate and there are thought to still be 1,000 Yazidis inside Baghouz, including 130 boys training to become jihadis.
International Women Day on Friday, Yazidi worshippers gathered at Lilash Temple in Shikhan in the north of Iraq to remember the thousands killed by ISIS.