Islamic State Sanctioned Organ Harvesting in Document Taken in U.S. Raid

ISIS pdWASHINGTON (Reuters) — Islamic State has sanctioned the harvesting of human organs in a previously undisclosed ruling by the group’s Islamic scholars, raising concerns that the violent extremist group may be trafficking in body parts.

The ruling, contained in a January 31, 2015 document reviewed by Reuters, says taking organs from a living captive to save a Muslim’s life, even if it is fatal for the captive, is permissible.

Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the authenticity of the document. U.S. officials say it was among a trove of data and other information obtained by U.S. special forces in a raid in eastern Syria in May.

“The apostate’s life and organs don’t have to be respected and may be taken with impunity,” says the document, which is in the form of a fatwa, or religious ruling, from the Islamic State’s Research and Fatwa Committee.

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  • Nidalap

    Oh sure, it’s all kinds of evil, horrid, and wrong. Don’t think the same thing could never happen here though. Those commercials encouraging organ donation that send you to the government website just creep me out. Especially the bit right at the end where they use the term “health resources”. ::Shudder:: «O_0»

  • John_33

    This shouldn’t be surprising. The KLA did organ trafficking in Kosovo long before ISIS came on the scene, and many ISIS fighters have come from the Balkans.