A wife of an ISIS fighter is under fire after she said women can be raped and use as sex slaves because it is allowed in the Quran, she went on to back her claims by quoting some portions of the Muslim holy book.
The 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
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.