- Rape victim, 12, reveals attacker said what he was doing was not sinful
- He said it was because Yazidi girl practised a religion other than Islam
- More than 5,000 Yazidi women and girls were abducted last year by ISIS
- Its sex slavery system includes sales contracts endorsed by its courts
Islamic State has made rape a central part of its religious doctrine – with members told the Koran ‘condones and encourages’ attacking women if they are not Muslims, it was claimed today.
The chilling development came as a 12-year-old Yazidi rape victim in Iraq told how her attacker insisted that what he was doing was not sinful – because she practised a religion other than Islam.
Some 5,000 women and girls from the minority sect were abducted last year by ISIS, with the terror group organising a system of sex slavery including sales contracts endorsed by its notorious courts.
The girl has since escaped to a refugee camp after 11 months in captivity – and spoke to New York Times journalist Rukmini Callimach, who interviewed 21 women and girls who had recently fled.
She said: ‘I kept telling him it hurts – please stop. He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God.’
Another girl aged 15, who escaped four months ago after nine months of slavery under ISIS, told the newspaper: ‘Every time that he came to rape me, he would pray.
‘He said that raping me is his prayer to God. I said to him, “What you’re doing to me is wrong, and it will not bring you closer to God.” And he said, “No, it’s allowed. It’s halal.’”
Rape of Yazidi women and girls has become a huge part of the culture of ISIS – with warehouses for holding victims, viewing rooms for inspections and a fleet of buses for moving them around.
And this has helped ISIS recruit men from conservative Muslim societies which ban casual sex and dating. Meanwhile, just last month, the Islamic State Research and Fatwa Department produced a how-to guide on slavery.
But the beginning of slavery within the group dates back to this time last year, when ISIS fighters invaded villages near Mount Sinjar in Iraq and drove away the girls and women in open trucks.
Many were held in confinement for weeks or even months in Mosul, before being transported again in smaller groups to Syria or other parts of Iraq – where they were traded for sex.