Listening to BBC World News today, I was reminded that the battle to end child slavery and child sex slavery still wages. We can turn our heads, if we wish, but it won’t make it go away. Here are some excerpts from the IS pamphlet entitled, “Questions and Answers on Taking Captives and Slaves.” It reads, in part…
“Question: Is it allowed to have intercourse with a female captive immediately after taking possession of her? Answer: If she is a virgin, her master can have intercourse with her immediately after taking possession. But if she is not, you must make sure she is not pregnant.
Question: Is it allowed to have intercourse with a female slave who has not reached puberty? Answer: You may have intercourse with a female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse. However, if she is not fit for intercourse, it is enough to enjoy her without.”
“It is a depraved and depressing document, at odds with mainstream Islam.” If you don’t wish to turn your head, you can watch the reports from women who escaped slavery, forced to endure an unspeakable reality, at the link here: