Syria (regime) Gives Soldiers Religious Permission To Rape
The Chief Mufti, or Islamic scholar, of Syria has given religious permission to soldiers to rape the female relatives of rebels.
Sheikh Abd al-Rahman Ali al-Dala, aid to the chief mufti of Syria, told a radio station that supports Syrian president Bashar Assad that Syrian army soliders can “marry” unmarried and married women while fighting the rebels, including the sisters and mothers of rebel fighters, without an official marriage agreement. The rape, he said, is punishment for not reporting the rebels to the government. The Sheikh backed the pronouncement with his religious authority.
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