Daily Wire, by AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO, MARCH 15, 2016
On Saturday, the New York Times reported that ISIS is forcing their captured, then bought-like-cattle sex slaves to have abortions and take birth control pills and injections so the perpetrators can maximize their potential acts of rape. Per an Islamic ruling, men cannot rape a slave if she is pregnant (the womb must be “empty”), so killing the baby via abortion or stopping the conception of life via preemptive birth control measures fosters an environment for optimal use of the women who are literally slaves to the ISIS rapists’ every whim.
The Times notes that the “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. To keep the sex trade running, the fighters have aggressively pushed birth control on their victims so they can continue the abuse unabated while the women are passed among them.”
The 37 women who were lucky enough to escape the evil clutches of ISIS shared their heartbreaking stories. The women attested that if a female was pregnant when captured, the men would force said women to murder her child in the womb—not matter how far along in the pregnancy she was.
One Yazidi woman, only 20 years old and already in the second trimester of her pregnancy, escaped the abortion-sentence placed on her by ISIS by hiding the abortion pills under her tongue. Her brother explains:
Abdal Ali said his sister, 20, was in her second trimester at the time of her capture in 2014. Still, one commander so urgently wanted her as his slave that he tried to end the pregnancy by giving her pills that would cause her to miscarry.
“She hid them under her tongue, and then when they weren’t looking, she spit them out,” said Mr. Ali, who related the story on behalf of his sister because she is undergoing medical treatment abroad for the injuries she suffered. “They wanted to get rid of the child so that they could use the woman.”
Another Yazidi woman, 20 years old, managed to escape her ISIS oppressors after severely being beaten in the stomach in effort to kill her unborn child.
The young woman first recalled being raped while pregnant: “I was telling him: ‘I’m pregnant. In your book it says that you can’t do this.’ He had bloodshot eyes. He acted like he was high.” He raped her anyway.
“Eventually he drove her to a hospital with the aim of making her have an abortion, and flew into a rage when she refused the surgery, repeatedly punching her in the stomach,” reports the Times.
When he drove her home, she waited until he left and then threw herself over the property’s wall. “My knees were bleeding. I was dizzy. I almost couldn’t walk,” she said.
Weeks later, with the help of smugglers hired by her family, she was spirited out of Islamic State territory. Her belly was sticking so far out that she could no longer see her toes when she finally crossed to safety.
Thankfully, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy just two months later.
A 16 year old recalled being given birth control pills, although she explained that at the time she did not know what the pills were for. In what was seemingly a common practice for the sex slaves, the young girl was forced to take one pill daily in front of her “owner.” The box of birth control pills would go with her from man to man as she was sold.
“Every day, I had to swallow one in front of him. He gave me one box per month. When I ran out, he replaced it. When I was sold from one man to another, the box of pills came with me,” said the 16-year-old from Iraq.
The already barbaric practices of the Islamic State are going undeterred, their abhorrent treatment of women becoming increasingly more efficient by the introduction of the evil practice of abortion. These Middle Eastern women are in a tragic cycle of rape, the possibility of carrying their enemy’s child, and then the horrific, violent act of abortion; an endless rotation of violence and oppression.
“RAPING ME IS HIS PRAYER TO GOD. IT’S ALLOWED. IT’S HALAL.” by Hugh Fitzgerald –
But this is not a “medieval injunction.” It derives from various Hadith, including this Hadith of Abu Dawud in the 9thcentury:
Abu Said al-Khudri said: “The apostle of Allah sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the apostle of Allah 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 Quranic verse, “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess”. That is to say, they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period.” [The Quran verse is 4:24]. (Sunan Abu Dawud vol. 2, no. 2150).
The note on this Hadith says that “After the distribution of the spoils of war a man may have intercourse with the female slave after passing one menstrual period, if she is not pregnant. If she is pregnant one should wait till she delivers the child.”
The Times reporter could have used the subject of sexual slavery and birth control to describe and explain the varying degrees of authority in Islam, with the Qur’an coming first, the Hadith second, the Sira third, in importance. She might have discussed what Hadith scholars or muhaddithin took into account – the isnad-chain — in assigning rank of “authenticity” to individual Hadith, and might then also have explained how Believers assigned a rank of “authoritativeness” to the collections of Hadith by various muhaddithin (with Bukhari and Muslim considered to be most “authoritative”). Then she could have talked about the Hadith-derived rules for Muslim slaveowners.
But more importantly, she might have held up for closer inspection the way True Believers observe the rules that regulate every aspect of a Muslim’s life, completely without concern for their moral content. All of these rapists who insist on “doing the right thing” Islamically, which means providing contraceptives to their victims to ensure that they can’t get pregnant during the time that they are being raped, all those Muslim mothers delighted to discover that their son’s chosen sex slave is not presently pregnant, thereby “validating his right to rape her,” all those Muslim rapists declaring that they are by their actions fulfilling a duty of ibadah or worship – these are the ingredients of the moral upside-down-cake of Muslim theology, and not only when it comes to sexual slavery.
They may behead every other day a baker’s dozen of Christians, they may burn bound prisoners alive, they may bomb churches and kill Yazidis and slit the throats of Shia to their hearts’ content, but don’t accuse the IS members of breaking an Islamic rule about not raping pregnant women. They have standards. They listen to a higher authority.