A young Yazidi woman, known only as Noor, told CNN that Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militants justified raping her because the action would make her Muslim.
“He showed me a letter and said, ‘This shows any captured women will become Muslim if 10 ISIS fighters rape her.’ There was a flag of ISIS and a picture of [ISIS leader] Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi,” she explained.
The terrorist’s 11 friends raped her, as well.
The Yazidis are a top target for the sadistic Islamic group. They consider Yazidis “devil-worshippers,” as their religion “blends elements of Islam, Judaism and Christianity with even more ancient practices, including sun worship.”
Last November, a video uploaded on YouTube showed ISIS militants laughing and joking while purchasing female Yazidi slaves. One man exclaimed the day was “slave market day.”
“Today is distribution day, God willing,” laughed one man. “Each one [man] takes his share.”
That same man explained the rules of the “auction.”
“Whoever wants to sell his slave, whoever wants to give his slave as a present,” he said. “Everyone is free to do what he wants with his share. Whoever wants to sell, I can buy, my brothers. Whoever wants to sell his slave, I buy. Whoever wants to sell his own slave, I buy. And if you want to give her as a gift, also I take her.”
Another man asks the group who wants to sell and buy. A man in a white hat said he could buy a slave for a pistol. However, eye color and looks make a difference in price.
“The price differs if she has blue eyes,” he said. “I will sell her for a Glock! If she is 15 years old, I have to check her, check her teeth. If she doesn’t have teeth, why would I want her?”
Bushra, 21, spoke about how ISIS brought in their own OB-GYNs to determine if the females were still virgins. She saw “two doctors invasively examine girls to find out if they were already pregnant.” If it was positive, they forced the females to have abortions.
“One of my friends was pregnant,” Bushra described, adding:
Her child was about three months in the womb. They took her into another room. There were two doctors and they did the abortion. Afterwards, they brought her back. I asked her what happened and how they did it. She said the doctors told her not to speak.
In May, Zainab Bangura, the United Nations special representative of the secretary-general on Sexual Violence in Conflict, interviewed numerous females whom ISIS kidnapped and forced to be sex slaves.
She found what others have previously discovered: rape, slavery, slave markets, and women undergoing surgery to restore their virginity.
“Women and girls are at risk and under assault at every point of their lives,” she explained, adding that the threats lurk behind them “every step of the way … in the midst of active conflict, in areas under control of armed actors, at check-points and border crossings, and in detention facilities.”
One woman phoned a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter to beg him and the West to designate as their next target the brothel where she was being held. She said the terrorists “raped her 30 times in just a few hours.” She wants the brothel bombed to kill the jihadists and end the women’s misery as sex slaves.
Bangura said the militants promise young girls to ISIS leaders. They also force the girls into prostitution, which is one way the group raises funds. One woman was married off 20 times, but each time, the militants forced her to undergo surgery to repair her virginity.