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ISIS forces birth control on female slaves
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Current Events & Trends: ISIS forces birth control on female slaves
Islamic State (or ISIS) fighters use modern medicine and technology to ensure that the women they capture are free from child by using birth control. Some captors will even have blood and urine tests conducted to make sure they are within the law.
The New York Times recently reported on this: “In its official publications, the Islamic State has stated that it is legal for a man to rape the women he enslaves under just about any circumstance. Even sex with a child is permissible, according to a pamphlet published by the group. The injunction against raping a pregnant slave is functionally the only protection for the captured women” (Rukmini Callimachi, “To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control,” March 12, 2016).
Historically, this seems to be what Islamic fighters have done to their captives since the days of Muhammad: “Islamic State leaders have made sexual slavery as they believe it was practiced during the Prophet Muhammad’s time integral to the group’s operations, preying on the women and girls the group captured from the Yazidi religious minority almost two years ago” (ibid.).
This law in their own religious writing has spawned a sex slave market that has led to more than 700 rapes of young Yazidi women. These captives are held against their will in locked rooms, waiting for their captors to come in and abuse them.
In the previously mentioned article, a few of the women who managed to escape and were willing to tell their story were interviewed. They explained that they were given various types of birth control and, in some cases, were forced to have abortions so they could continue as sexual slaves to their captors.
God created men and women in His image. Degrading and using and abusing women are heinous sins. This world is slowly drifting towards a perilous period like the “days of Noah” (Matthew 24:37). (Source: The New York Times.)