Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph Ibrahim of the Islamic State, reportedly tweeted that it is permissible for jihadists “to enjoy young boys in the absence of women,” another shocking insight into the warped beliefs of ISIS.
Al-Baghdadi’s Twitter account was suspended last year, but the screenshot of the tweet has re-emerged after being posted by a number of Arabic language websites in recent days.
According to Jihad Watch, the translation of the Arabic reads, “It is permissible for the mujahid [jihadi] to enjoy young boys in the absence of women.”
The message is justified with reference to Koran 52:24, which states, “There will circulate among them [servant] boys [especially] for them, as if they were pearls well-protected.”
Verses 76:19 also read, “There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them [as beautiful as] scattered pearls.”
Unsurprisingly, Al-Baghdadi is a figure who attracts controversy on a regular basis. Last year he was ridiculed for being photographed wearing an expensive $5,000 dollar Omega wristwatch.
A manual released by the publishing house of the Islamic State last year also includes graphic instructions on how to beat and sexually molest female slaves, including underage girls.
“It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse,” the guide states.
As Jamie Dettmer explains, ISIS also relies on techniques used by pedophiles to groom underage prey when recruiting young westerners.
As we recently reported, ISIS blames “conspiracy theories” about the origin of the group as the reason for why many militants have deserted the terrorist organization in recent months.
In a related development, Ahmad Saleem, the Orlando regional coordinator of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), was outed as a pedophile as a result of a police sting during which he was caught trying to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.