“Wahhabist fighters have called the rape as ‘Jihad al-Nikah,’ assuming women and girl as war prisoners, and raping them as permissible,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay reportedly denounced in the first official recognition of the phenomenon in Syria.
Over the past months, religious representatives across the Middle East might have taken different sides in the Syrian conflict but they all agree on one point: no matter which God Syrian women pray to, the brave fighters can prey whoever they like.
In a video posted last month on Youtube, Jordanian cleric Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni legitimized the raping of Syrian "Alawites and other non-Sunni, non-Muslim women", Human Events reported.
Fear not for the other religious strands, Saudi preacher Muhammad al-Arifi had already enacted a Fatwa allowing jihadi fighters to have "intercourse marriage" with the Syrian captives as a way of cheering up "the warriors of Islam".
Al-Arifi also called for the intercourse to last long enough to ensure "each fighter his turn" but reassured the girls -gang-rape was preconised on girls as young as 14- that women who yield themselves as "short-term intercourse brides" are guaranteed entry into al-Janah (Paradise).Aren't they just lucky?