Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Islamic State ( ISIL) rules on owning female slaves, allows for molesting under-age girls

A copy of this pamphlet has been released by intelligence site Memri ( Middle East Research Institute) and the Manbar al Jihadi al- Ilami ( the Jihadist Media Site- https://www.alplatformmedia.com/vb/showthread.php?p=406619). The content is frightening and shows total disregard to basic women rights.

Here is a translation by Memri of the pamphlet:

The Research and Fatwa Department of the Islamic State (ISIS) has released a pamphlet on the topic of female captives and slaves. The pamphlet, which is dated Muharram 1436 (October/November 2014) and was printed by ISIS's publishing house, Al-Himma Library, is titled Su'al wa-Jawab fi al-Sabi wa-Riqab("Questions and Answers on Taking Captives and Slaves"). It was presumably released in response to the uproar caused by the many reports this summer that ISIS had taken Yazidi girls and women as sex slaves. Written in the form of questions and answers, it clarifies the position of Islamic law (as ISIS interprets it) on various relevant issues, and states, among other things, that it is permissible to have sexual intercourse with non-Muslim slaves, including young girls, and that it is also permitted to beat them and trade in them.
The following are excerpts from the pamphlet, which was posted on a pro-ISIS Twitter account.[1]
"Question 1: What is al-sabi?
"Al-Sabi is a woman from among ahl al-harb [the people of war] who has been captured by Muslims.
"Question 2: What makes al-sabi permissible?
"What makes al-sabi permissible [i.e., what makes it permissible to take such a woman captive] is [her] unbelief. Unbelieving [women] who were captured and brought into the abode of Islam are permissible to us, after the imam distributes them [among us]."
"Question 3: Can all unbelieving women be taken captive?
"There is no dispute among the scholars that it is permissible to capture unbelieving women [who are characterized by] original unbelief [kufr asli], such as thekitabiyat [women from among the People of the Book, i.e. Jews and Christians] and polytheists. However, [the scholars] are disputed over [the issue of] capturing apostate women. The consensus leans towards forbidding it, though some people of knowledge think it permissible. We [ISIS] lean towards accepting the consensus…"
"Question 4: Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female captive?
"It is permissible to have sexual intercourse with the female captive. Allah the almighty said: '[Successful are the believers] who guard their chastity, except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are free from blame [Koran 23:5-6]'..."
"Question 5: Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female captive immediately after taking possession [of her]?
"If she is a virgin, he [her master] can have intercourse with her immediately after taking possession of her. However, is she isn't, her uterus must be purified [first]…"
"Question 6: Is it permissible to sell a female captive?
"It is permissible to buy, sell, or give as a gift female captives and slaves, for they are merely property, which can be disposed of [as long as that doesn't cause [the Muslim ummah] any harm or damage."
"Question 7: Is it permissible to separate a mother from her children through [the act of] buying and selling?
"It is not permissible to separate a mother from her prepubescent children through buying, selling or giving away [a captive or slave]. [But] it is permissible to separate them if the children are grown and mature."
"Question 8: If two or more [men] buy a female captive together, does she then become [sexually] permissible to each of them?
"It is forbidden to have intercourse with a female captive if [the master] does not own her exclusively. One who owns [a captive] in partnership [with others] may not have sexual intercourse with her until the other [owners] sell or give him [their share]."
"Question 9: If the female captive was impregnated by her owner, can he then sell her?
"He can't sell her if she becomes the mother of a child..."
"Question 10: If a man dies, what is the law regarding the female captive he owned?
"Female captives are distributed as part of his estate, just as all [other parts] of his estate [are distributed]. However, they may only provide services, not intercourse, if a father or [one of the] sons has already had intercourse with them, or if several [people] inherit them in partnership."
"Question 11: May a man have intercourse with the female slave of his wife?
"A man may not have intercourse with the female slave of his wife, because [the slave] is owned by someone else."
"Question 12: May a man kiss the female slave of another, with the owner's permission?
"A man may not kiss the female slave of another, for kissing [involves] pleasure, and pleasure is prohibited unless [the man] owns [the slave] exclusively."
"Question 13: Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female slave who has not reached puberty?
"It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn't reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse; however if she is not fit for intercourse, then it is enough to enjoy her without intercourse."
"Question 14: What private parts of the female slave's body must be concealed during prayer?
"Her private body parts [that must be concealed] during prayer are the same as those [that must be concealed] outside [prayer], and they [include] everything besides the head, neck, hands and feet."
"Question 15: May a female slave meet foreign men without wearing a hijab?
"A female slave is allowed to expose her head, neck, hands, and feet in front of foreign men if fitna [enticement] can be avoided. However, if fitna is present, or of there is fear that it will occur, then it [i.e. exposing these body parts becomes] forbidden."
"Question 16: Can two sisters be taken together while taking slaves?
"It is permissible to have two sisters, a female slave and her aunt [her father's sister], or a female slave and her aunt [from her mother's side]. But they cannot be together during intercourse, [and] whoever has intercourse with one of them cannot have intercourse with the other, due to the general [consensus] over the prohibition of this."
"Question 17: What is al-'azl?
"Al-'azl is refraining from ejaculating on a woman's pudendum [i.e. coitus interruptus]." 
"Question 18: May a man use the al-'azl [technique] with his female slave?
"A man is allowed [to use] al-'azl during intercourse with his female slave with or without her consent."
"Question 19: Is it permissible to beat a female slave?
"It is permissible to beat the female slave as a [form of] darb ta'deeb [disciplinary beating], [but] it is forbidden to [use] darb al-takseer [literally, breaking beating], [darb] al-tashaffi [beating for the purpose of achieving gratification], or [darb] al-ta'dheeb [torture beating]. Further, it is forbidden to hit the face."
Question 20: What is the ruling regarding a female slave who runs away from her master?
"A male or female slave's running away [from their master] is among the gravest of sins…"
"Question 21: What is the earthly punishment of a female slave who runs away from her master?
"She [i.e. the female slave who runs away from her master] has no punishment according to the shari'a of Allah; however, she is [to be] reprimanded [in such a way that] deters others like her from escaping."
"Question 22: Is it permissible to marry a Muslim [slave] or a kitabiyya [i.e. Jewish or Christian] female slave?
"It is impermissible for a free [man] to marry Muslim or kitabiyat female slaves, except for those [men] who feared to [commit] a sin, that is, the sin of fornication…"
"Question 24: If a man marries a female slave who is owned by someone else, who is allowed to have intercourse with her?
"A master is prohibited from having intercourse with his female slave who is married to someone else; instead, the master receives her service, [while] the husband [gets to] enjoy her [sexually]."
"Question 25: Are the huddoud [Koranic punishments] applied to female slaves?
"If a female slave committed what necessitated the enforcement of a hadd [on her], a hadd [is then] enforced on her – however, the hadd is reduced by half within the hudud that accepts reduction by half…"
"Question 27: What is the reward for freeing a slave girl?
"Allah the exalted said [in the Koran]: 'And what can make you know what is [breaking through] the difficult pass [hell]? It is the freeing of a slave.' And [the prophet Muhammad] said: 'Whoever frees a believer Allah frees every organ of his body from hellfire.'"    

Monday, February 24, 2014

Who is al-Qaeda's Abu Khaled al Souri?

I just read this interesting bio of Abu Khaled al Souri posted on the rebel website of Kuluna Shurakaa. Here is a quick translation.  Abu Khaled al-Suri died last week  in a bomb attack in Aleppo . The rebel Ahrar al Sham accused  the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, ( ISIS) of the killing of the al-Qaeda leader.

Abu Khaled al-Suri  was a point of reference for all Syrian Jihadists with the exception of ISIS . He is also know as Omair al-Shami and  spent nearly forty years crisscrossing Jihadi theaters from  Afghanistan Bosnia , Chechnya, Iraq to  Syria. The man was believed to be one of the first brothers of arms of Sheikh Abdullah Azzam ,  one of the founders of Jihad in Afghanistan before becoming the  lieutenant for Al-Qaeda’s  founder Osama bin Laden  in Peshawar. He then moved to Chechnya where we fought,  before combating in Iraq alongside Abu Musab al-Zarqawi  where he also met   Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the current leader of ISIS. The article states that he was imprisoned in Syria and was set free by regime forces in 2011 after the revolution started.  It seems that Al-Qaeda’s current leader  Ayman al-Zawahiri asked Abou Khaled to settle disputes between  ISIS and the Nusra Front led by Abou Mohamad al-Joulani. He was also supposed to join the Nusra Front, a proposal that was rejected by ISIS, in the backdrop of clashes between al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria and the various Islamic factions including the Nusra Front. The article reports that Abu Khaled was very critical of ISIS’s actions which he accused of being manipulated by intelligence services and delegitimizing the jihadi movement.  ISIS threatened Abu Khaled al-Souri of killing him using five suicide bombers, a threat that came to fruition last week. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Une femme interpellée pour avoir contacter d'Al-Qaida (AQPA)

Selon le Figaro une femme de 21 ans a été interpellée, mardi 1er octobre à Paris, par la Direction centrale du renseignement intérieur (DCRI). Elle est soupçonnée d'avoir voulu entrer en contact avec des représentants d'Al-Qaida dans la péninsule arabique (AQPA), basée au Yémen, qui est derriere  d'Inspire, le magazine de propagande en ligne à destination des jeunes islamistes radicaux occidentaux. L' interpellation a eu lieu  dans un appartement du quartier parisien de Belleville. Selon le Figaro Le 19 septembre, un homme de 26 ans converti à l'islam avait déjà été arrêté dans le Calvados. Il a ensuite été mis en examen pour "apologie" et "provocation" au terrorisme sur Internet et a "reconnu son implication, d'une part en qualité d'administrateur du site djihadiste Ansar Al-Haqq" . ( Le Figaro)

Israel digging 5 km away from Lebanese offshore reserves

Lebanese Caretaker Energy Minister Jebran Bassil accused Israel  of digging a well 5 kilometers from Lebanese offshore reserves.
“We will treat Israel as it is treating us,” Bassil said to local As Safir newspaper.
He added that Lebanon was discussing with USA the possibility of resolving the dispute with Israel.

Former South Yemen president under Hizbullah protection

Yemeni Foreign Minister Abubaker al-Qirbi said on Wednesday that  exiled former South Yemeni president Ali Salem al-Baid is living in Beirut under the protection of Hizbullah reported Naharnet.
Qirbi's comments were published  in pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper.
U.S. envoy to Sanaa Gerald Feierstein had told Al-Hayat in March 2012 that the United States believes Hizbullah and Hamas are helping Iran to expand its influence in Yemen at the expense of the country's Gulf neighbors.
Baid, the last president of the region before union and a member of the Southern Movement is opposed to national talks that began in Sanaa on March 18 and still campaigns for southern independence.
After the former North and South Yemen united in 1990, the south broke away in 1994, triggering a short-lived civil war that ended with the region being overrun by northern troops. ( Naharnet) ( Picture: credit Julie's IB econ BLog)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

L’emprise de l’ Iran ainsi que la nature sectaire du conflit se précisent en Syrie

L’emprise de l’ Iran ainsi que la nature sectaire du conflit se précisent en Syrie selon deux articles du Monde. Selon Christophe Ayad, le remaniement des hautes instances du parti Baas à Damas annoncé lundi 8 juillet, après plus de deux ans d'un soulèvement contre le régime de Bachar Al-Assad  signale la sortie politique Farouk Al-Chareh du comité central ainsi que d’ autres figures sunnites. «Vétéran de la diplomatie syrienne sous Hafez Al-Assad, ce sunnite de 74 ans, originaire de Deraa, est le vice-président de Bachar Al-Assad. M. Al-Chareh avait exprimé ses réticences sur la stratégie répressive choisie par le régime, notamment contre sa ville natale de Deraa, berceau du soulèvement. Son nom a été régulièrement cité pour mener des négociations au nom du régime ou pour diriger un gouvernement de transition en cas d'accord politique » .

Son éviction, ainsi que celle d'autres personnalités sunnites s’est faite au profit d'alaouites, une secte chiite à laquelle appartient le clan Assad . Selon Jean pierre Filiu,  la victoire remportée le 5 juin, par le Hezbollah, dans la ville de Qoussair, représente également un tournant de la crise syrienne. Elle ne signifie pourtant pas que Bachar Al-Assad a repris la main sur les rebelles en Syrie, mais au contraire qu'il l'a perdue au profit de l'Iran et de ses supplétifs libanais. «  Car l'essentiel de la contre-insurrection urbaine est assuré par les commandos du Hezbollah, encadrés par les pasdarans iraniens – "gardiens de la révolution" – alors que l'armée du dictateur syrien assure le soutien de l'artillerie et de ses blindés » . Ce contrôle opérationnel de la part de l’Iran a été démontré en janvier, lorsque a eu lieu la libération de 48 ressortissants iraniens par la guérilla syrienne en échange de plus de 2 000 prisonniers aux mains du régime Assad.