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ISIS is attracting rapists and paedophiles to fight for them by rewarding them with sex slaves, terror experts claim.
Men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse are believed to have joined the jihadi group because of the organisation’s use of rape and slavery as a form of terrorism.
The promotion of sexual violence by the extremist group was a vital means of “attracting, retaining, mobilising and rewarding fighters” as well as punishing disbelievers, says a report to be released by the Henry Jackson Society think-tank.
The sexual exploitation of women and children alongside trafficking helped fund the caliphate and was used to lure men from deeply conservative Muslim societies, where casual sex is taboo and dating prohibited, the report claims.
Read more in The Sun