to an obscure ruling in Islamic law cited by the Islamic State, a man
must ensure that the woman he enslaves is free of child before having
intercourse with her
Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the
16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the
countdown to her next rape.
During the year she was held by the Islamic State, she spent her days
dreading the smell of the ISIS fighter’s breath, the disgusting sounds
he made and the pain he inflicted on her body. More than anything, she
was tormented by the thought she might become pregnant with her
It was the one thing she needn’t have worried about.
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Soon after buying her, the fighter brought the teenage girl a round box
containing four strips of pills, one of them colored red.
“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,” explained the girl, who
learned only months later that she was being given birth control.
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.