A child, who spent nearly a year in captivity as a sex slave, has come forward with shocking details, but her disturbing tale of abuse isn’t for the faint of heart.
In an interview with the New York Times, a 12-year-old girl exposed the sadistic perversity of ISIS fighters, her owner in particular. The little girl explained that the Muslim man would pray before and after each time he raped her, claiming that the Quran gives him the right to sexually assault her however he pleases.
“I kept telling him it hurts — please stop,” said the girl, whose body is so small an adult could circle her waist with two hands. “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,” she said in an interview alongside her family in a refugee camp here, to which she escaped after 11 months of captivity.
A 34-year-old Yazidi woman, who had also escaped ISIS captivity, recalled intervening another 12-year-old sex slave who was bleeding severely from being raped for days on end.
“I said to him, ‘She’s just a little girl,’” the older woman recalled. “And he answered, ‘No. She’s not a little girl. She’s a slave. And she knows exactly how to have sex.’’’
“And having sex with her pleases god,” he said.
This worship ritual is consistent with the testimonies of other sex slaves, including a 15-year-old girl who was captured by an Iraqi jihadist on Mount Sinjar.
“He kept telling me this is ibadah,” she said, using a term from Islamic scripture meaning worship.
“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,’” said the teenager, who escaped with the help of smugglers after being enslaved for nearly nine months.
The practice of raping non-Muslim captives and keeping women and children as sex slaves can be found throughout the Quran and Hadith. In fact, Cole Bunzel, an Islamic scholar at Princeton University, explains that there are numerous scriptures in both Islamic texts that condone and encourage slavery and rape.
“There is a great deal of scripture that sanctions slavery,” said Mr. Bunzel, the author of a research paper published by the Brookings Institution on the ideology of the Islamic State. “You can argue that it is no longer relevant and has fallen into abeyance. ISIS would argue that these institutions need to be revived, because that is what the Prophet and his companions did.”
While Muslims and Islamo-sympathizers assure us that the Sura 4:24, which states that “all married women are forbidden save those whom your right hand possess” is taken out of context, there are more passages that are crystal clear on Allah’s stance.
One passage in the Hadith proves that Allah encouraged his reluctant followers to rape unbelieving women even in front of their unbelieving husbands, citing the exact scripture that Muslims claim is misunderstood.
Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: (Sura 4:24) “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.” (Abu Dawud 2150, also Muslim 3433)
Another passage describes how Muhammad’s men asked him if it is permissible (halal) to ejaculate into their female slaves, to which he responds that “it doesn’t matter.”
“We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid-conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter” (Sahih Muslim 3371)
Muhammad not only allowed his men to rape captive women in front of their husbands, he contradicts his earlier statement by encouraging them to ejaculate into their slaves in case Allah wants them to become pregnant.
“O Allah’s Apostle! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interruptus?” The Prophet said, “Do you really do that? It is better for you not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence.” (Bukhari 34:432)
Those who are speaking out about these crimes against humanity aren’t concerned with “bashing Islam” or racism. They are merely against such heinous acts and the beliefs that motivate otherwise peaceful people to engage in them. If we cannot identify the cause, we will never be able to defeat it.