Islamic State's Medieval Morals

We find its brutal slavery all the more appalling because it's a horror from our own past.

Never again.

Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images

It’s been 150 years since U.S. law allowed masters to rape enslaved girls and women. Almost all modern Muslim societies banned slavery in the last century. So why is Islamic State turning back the clock, actively embracing and promoting enslavement of Yazidi women, thereby enabling them to be raped under one interpretation of classical Islamic law?

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