Posts Tagged ‘ Yazidi ’

Kurdish Officials Block Aid to Yazidis

Jan 6th, 2017 | By

Human Rights Watch reports Yazda, a prominent nongovernmental organization that supports Yadizis in the Middle East was shut down by security officers from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Yazda is located in the city of Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. According to reports, three KRG officers came to the office and told the

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Sex Slavery In The Islamic State – Practices, Social Media Discourse, And Justifications; Jabhat Al-Nusra: ISIS Is Taking Our Women As Sex Slaves Too

Aug 18th, 2015 | By

Sex slavery has been a contentious topic in the Islamic State (ISIS) narrative since the group’s kidnapping of Yazidi women at Sinjar, Iraq in June and July of 2014, with ISIS fighters and supporters quickly denying that the women were being sexually exploited. The narrative took a turn when ISIS publicly acknowledged that fighters in the organization were keeping sex slaves, in the fourth issue of its official English-language magazine Dabiq, published October 12, 2014,[1] basing the justification for doing so on religious interpretation.

August 3, 2015: One Year Anniversary Of ISIS Attack Against Yazidis On Mt. Sinjar

Aug 4th, 2015 | By

During these attacks, ISIL targeted Yazidis and other religious communities: more than 500 Yazidi men were slaughtered; hundreds more men, women, and children were captured; women and girls were sold into slavery; and at least 200,000 civilians, most of them Yazidis, were forced to flee for their lives. For months, Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar faced imminent death either at the hands of ISIL or through starvation.

ISIS Sells Slave Girls For As Little As A Pack Of Cigarettes

Jun 10th, 2015 | By

Capturing and selling women is one of the Islamic State’s recruiting practices to attract foreign fighters to come to Iraq and Syria. They are lured there not only to fight, but to get a virgin slave girl they can sexually abuse at will. There an estimated 25,000 foreign fighters from 100 countries in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere who are committed to killing for the Islamic State.

Congressman Franks On ISIS: Obama Must Respond Swiftly To Situation His Ineptitude Helped Create

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
William J. Murray and Congressman Trent Franks

“If there is one thing as surprising as the obliviousness of this President, it is the totality of that obliviousness. Truly, it seems as if there is no threat that has not managed to catch him utterly off-guard. And the sad reality is that his consistent inability to anticipate obvious danger has almost invariably led to the loss of innocent life on an massive and heartbreaking scale.