A manual instructing Islamic State ( IS) fighters on how to buy and sell women as slaves says that all 'unbelieving' women, including Jews and Christians, can be captured and sold into slavery, the Daily Mail reports. (A single terrorist, Anas al-Libi, is suspected of recently gunning down 150 Yazidi women, some of whom were pregnant, who refused to enter into sham marriages with fighters and become sex slaves.)
The document was distributed by masked IS fighters outside a large mosque in Iraq’s second city Mosul, which is controlled by the group.
The document has been obtained by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute and translated into English.
British terrorism experts, who have studied the document, have concluded it is genuine.
They have condemned the manual – which answers questions dealing with sex with slave girls, their status as the master’s property, and how to beat them – as ‘disgusting’, saying it harks ‘back to the Dark Ages’. (..)
(One questioner) asks: ‘Is it permissible to sell a female captive?’ The response is: ‘It is permissible to buy, sell, or give as a gift female captives and slaves, for they are merely property, which can be disposed of.’
The document says that all ‘unbelieving’ women, including Jews and Christians, can be taken as captives and sold as slaves.
However, it prohibits the enslavement of Muslim women, even if they have become apostates.
The pamphlet allows masters to beat their female slaves, but only as a disciplinary measure, and not as a source of gratification. The master is also forbidden from beating his slave-girl on the face.