And ISIS sanctions the harvesting of human organs

Islamic State has sanctioned the harvesting of human organs in a undisclosed ruling by its scholars.

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 A document which is in the form of a fatwa obtained by U.S. Special Forces in a raid in eastern Syria and reviewed by Reuters said that, ‘taking organs from a living captive to save a Muslim’s life, even if it is fatal for the captive, is permissible.’ The document raised concerns that ISIS may be trafficking in body parts. The documents further said that, “The apostate’s life and organs don’t have to be respected and may be taken with impunity. Organs that end the captive’s life if removed: The removal of that type is also not prohibited.”

This document provides religious sanction for organ trafficking under the group’s harsh interpretation of Islam – which is rejected by most Muslims.