Islamic State Sharia leaders issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, setting out several guidelines detailing how and when an owner can have sex with his female sex slaves.
The fatwa was released in January by the ISIL (ISIS) Committee of Research and Fatwas and was translated by a U.S. government source, according to a Tuesday Reuters report.
The transcript goes into intricate detail as to the rules regarding what slave owners can and cannot do with their sex slaves, ranging from when it is acceptable for owners to have sex with the slaves and to whom the slaves can be sold. The fatwa was issued because “some of the brothers [ISIS fighters] committed violations in the matter of treatment of the female slaves,” according to a translation.
According to the fatwa, there are several rules regarding sexual intercourse with sex slaves. For example, a slave owner cannot have sex with his slave if she is pregnant or menstruating. Additionally, anal sex is forbidden.