In the new edition of its digital magazine, ISIS attempts to justify kidnapping non-Muslim women and turning them into sex slaves. The article, "The Revival of Slavery Before the Hour," claims that forcing women to become concubines and sex slaves is acceptable in the days leading up to the Judgment Day.
CNN reports that the rationalization for a return to slavery coincided with the release of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on crimes committed by ISIS, which describes the Islamic State’s brutality towards their captives. A litany of horrific crimes includes forced marriage, sexual assault and slavery, with children amongst the victims.
The twisted publication of the group's English-language digital magazine called "Dabiq" threatens, “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women." ISIS claims that “enslaving the families of the [infidels] and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of Shariah that if one were to deny or mock, he would be denying or mocking the verses of the Quran and the narrations of the Prophet, and thereby apostatizing from Islam."