ISIS Keeps Destroying The Lives Of Their Women And Leave Them Looking Like This
It is not out of the ordinary to be in Khanke, Iraq, and see a person for sale on a phone app. You might read something along the lines of “Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old…. Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon.”
The posting in Arabic appeared on an encrypted conversation along with ads for kittens, weapons, and tactical gear. It was shared with the Associated Press by an activist with the minority Yazidi community, whose women and children are being held as sex slaves by the extremists.
While the Islamic State group is losing battles, it is tightening its grasp on some 3,000 women and girls held as sex slaves. It is barbaric as it has ever been, and yet modern. ISIS sells women like cattle on smartphone apps, they even give you a selection.
It all started when thousands of Yazidi women and children were taken prisoners in August 2014. IS took over their villages in northern Iraq in an effort to eliminate the Kurdish-speaking minority because of their faith. Ever since then, Arab and Kurdish smugglers managed to free an average of 134 people a month. However, that number has dwindled down to just 39.
Mirza Danai, founder of the German-Iraqi aid organization Luftbrucke Irak, said that escape is becoming more and more difficult for the women.
“They register every slave, every person under their owner, and therefore if she escapes, every Daesh control or checkpoint, or security force — they know that this girl … has escaped from this owner,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for the group.
One such tragic case is that of Lamiya Aji Bashar. She tried to flee four times before finally escaping in March. She was racing across government-controlled territory with Islamic State right on their tail. A land mine exploded, killing her companions, 8-year-old Almas and Katherine, 20.
The explosion left Lamiya blind in her right eye, her face scarred by melted skin. She still considers herself very lucky to be alive.
“I managed in the end, thanks to God, I managed to get away from those infidels. Even if I had lost both eyes, it would have been worth it, because I have survived them.”
Why is there so much hate towards the Yazidis? The Sunni extremists view the Yazidis as something short of human. The Yazidi faith has elements of Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism.
Article: New York Post