Islamic State militants in the group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa are subjecting their wives and sex slaves to "brutal" and "abnormal" sexual acts, which are causing many women to seek medical attention for their sex-related injuries.
The monitoring group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group of Syrian activists who report on the militant group's atrocious behavior from inside the caliphate, was informed by doctors and physicians that ISIS militants, especially foreign militants, suffer from "sexual anomalies" that cause them to have "brutal instinctive desire for sex."
Although ISIS claims to promote conservative principles and even punishes women for not wearing the appropriate head covering in public, this "brutal" appetite for sex causes militants to seek multiple wives and even buy captured women to use as sex slaves.
According to a manifesto on the role of women in the caliphate, which was released by the group's all-female police unit, Al-Khansa Brigade, girls as young as 9-years-old are eligible to be married to fighters.
The report states that the militants' fetishes can be wild to the extent that militants often buy "strange" underwear for their women to wear and often brutally and violently abuse the women for their own pleasure during sex.
"Many cases have been recorded from hospitals and physicians about women who have been subjected to sexual practice in a brutal and abnormal manner," the report claims.
The report adds that militants often spend a portion of their salary seeking "blue pills," like VIAGRA, to help prevent erectile dysfunction.
Abu Mohammed, the activist who wrote the report, told The Independent that foreign ISIS fighters can be more extreme when it comes to their sexual desires.
"Some women say that foreign fighters are the worst, like monsters," he asserted. "Some of them say they're asking for strange things. They're are also looking to marry young girls."
Once ISIS fighters are done with a woman or girl, the females are often passed on or sold to other ISIS militants to abuse. One woman in Iraq told The Guardian that she was personally passed on to, and raped by, 15 ISIS fighters before she was able to escape.
The report claims that because of the sexual brutality and advances from ISIS fighters, women in the stronghold are afraid to leave their homes.
"All of these factors and circumstances mentioned above have formed a panic and fear to the girls and women of Raqqa, which the houses have become their current tombs, because of fear from falling into the arms of the soldiers of the caliphate," the report states.
When ISIS fighters first seized the city last year, many families did not want to give their daughters away to strangers for marriage. The report suggests that ISIS enacted strict laws against women to encourage them to marry ISIS fighters in order to receive the societal benefits.
Under ISIS rule, women are not permitted to be in public unless they are with a relative. When they are in public they have be dressed just as conservatively as ISIS' law mandates. ISIS also closed down all the public institutes and universities and prevents women from traveling to go to other regions to go to school. Also, ISIS does not allow women under the age of 50 to travel for health reasons.
ISIS has been able to take advantage of the impoverished society and find girls to marry.
"There were many things that press on the people and push them to marry off their daughters," the report contends. "Poverty plaguing the city in comparison with welfare experienced by those engaged in the ranks of the groups, high dowries offered by members of the group in exchange for marriage, the prevalence of nepotism in the ranks of the group."
The militants' marriage coercion has broken Raqqa's local marriage customs, the report says.
The traditional customs for those in rural areas of the Raqqa province were to have their daughters marry cousins and relatives in order to keep the family bond tight. Now instead of marriages among relatives, families are growing more concerned with the money they can get in return for their daughter's hand in marriage.
"A slight change has occurred in the marriage customs inside the province, where there has become indulgence on the amount of the dowry to some extent under the local currency collapse against the dollar," the report explains.