ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

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Kecia Ali, College of Arts & Sciences

In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin…

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“In the milieu in which the Quran arose, there was a widespread practice of men having sexual relationships with unfree women. It wasn’t a particular religious institution. It was just how people did things.”

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