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Friday, August 14, 2015

Pleasing God 

"I kept telling him it hurts .. please stop. He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God."
12-year-old Yazidi girl, Iraq

"Every time that he came to rape me, he would pray. He kept telling me this is ibadah [worship]. He said that raping me is his prayer to God. I said to him, 'What you're doing to me is wrong, and it will not bring you closer to God'. And he said, 'No, it's allowed. It's halal'."
"Right away, the fighters separated the men from the women. There [town near Mount Sinjar], they separated me from my mom. The young, unmarried girls were forced to get into buses."
"They laughed and jeered at us, saying 'You are our sabaya [slave]."
15-year-old Yazidi girl, Iraq
A 15-year-old girl who wished to be identified only as F, right, with her father and 4-year-old brother. “Every time that he came to rape me, he would pray,” said F, who was captured by the Islamic State on  Mount Sinjar one year ago and  sold to an Iraqi fighter. Credit Mauricio Lima for The New York Times
"It was 100 percent pre-planned. I spoke by telephone to the first family who arrived at the Directory of Youth in Mosul, and the hall was already prepared for them. They had mattresses, plates and utensils, food and water for hundreds of people."
Khider Domle, Yazidi community activist

"There is a great deal of scripture that sanctions slavery. You can argue that it is no longer relevant and has fallen into abeyance. ISIS would argue that these institutions need to be revived, because that is what the Prophet and his companions did."
Cole Bunzel, scholar of Islamic theology, Princeton University
Aishan Ali Saleh, 40, at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Dohuk. She had lived in Kojo, one of the southernmost villages on Mount Sinjar, which was overrun by Islamic State fighters. Credit Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

"What really alarmed me was that some of [ISIL's] supporters started denying the matter as if the soldiers of the Hilafah had committed a mistake or evil."
"I write this while the letters drip of pride We have indeed raided and captured the kafirah [infidel] women and drove them like sheep by the edge of the sword."
"Prior to the taking of Sinjar, Shariah students in [ISIL] were tasked to research the Yazidis."
ISIS online magazine Dabiq: The Revival of Slavery Before the Hour

A new investigative journalism report out of Qadiya, Iraq into the enslavement and mass rape of Yazidi girls and women by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant interviewed hundreds of Yazidi girls who had managed to escape from their brutal confinement as sex slaves to ISIL fighters. The women and girls spoke of their horrendous ordeals at the hands of fanatical Islamists dedicated to jihad, who view non-Muslim women and girls as spoils of war.

One 34-year-old had been bought and raped repeatedly by a Saudi national with ISIL in the Syrian city of Shadadi. Although her misery was acute she was more concerned about the welfare of a 12-year-old girl who had been bought as a slave at the same time she had been. The girl was subjected to unending rape. "He destroyed her body, she was badly infected. The fighter kept coming and asking me, 'Why does she smell so bad'?

"And I said, she has an infection on the inside, you need to take care of her." The devotee of peaceful Islam continued to do what he had always done; pray before and after raping the child, despite the obvious agony she was experiencing. "I said to him, 'She's just a little girl' And he answered: 'No, she's not a little girl. She's a slave. And she knows exactly how to have sex. And having sex with her pleases God."

ISIL jihadis invaded villages on the flank of Mount Sinjar in August of 2014 which were home to the Yazidis, a non-Muslim ethnic and religious minority with some distant ethnic links to the Kurdish population of the area. ISIL militias advanced on the Yazidi towns in a purposeful manner and the purpose soon enough became evident when men and women were separated soon after their capture in one village after another.

The men and older boys were marched to fields nearby the villages, and just as systematically shot to death. The women, girls and children were taken away. "The offensive on the mountain was as much a sexual conquest as it was for territorial gain", commented Matthew Barber, an expert on the Yazidi minority from University of Chicago who just happened to be in the area at the time of the invasion. Since then he has helped to form a foundation providing psychological help to escapees.

Fifteen-year-old "F", described to investigators the round-up of girls, their being taken to Mosul, and crowded into the Galaxy Wedding Hall there. Women were taken to elementary schools and municipal buildings in other Iraqi towns. All were held in crowded, strict confinement. Months later three ISIL men registered the girls by name, age, hometown. Later still, they were removed and sold to ISIL fighters.

Since then, two thousand of the girls and women managed to escape their captors. Those whose parents survived were reunited with their daughters. For ISIL, everything is permitted, condoned as their inalienable right, authorized by the Koran. "It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn't reached puberty, if she is fit for intercourse", reads a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute of an ISIS pamphlet published in December on Twitter.

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