Disgusting details are escaping the territory held by ISIS in Iraq and Syria that tell horror stories of what is happening to the women there.
Apparently, a female “police force” known as the al-Khanssaa Brigade are running a string of brothels for their male compatriots in ISIS. These female jihadists, mostly from Britain, are forcing captured Iraqi women into slavery as sex workers in these brothels.
The UK’s Daily Mirror estimates that thousands of women and girls have been kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIS already, and that each new day brings more victims.
“These women are using barbaric interpretations of the Islamic faith to justify their actions.
“They believe the militants can use these women as they please as they are non-Muslims.
“It is the British women who have risen to the top of the Islamic State’s sharia police and now they are in charge of this operation.
“It is as bizarre as it is perverse.”
The al-Khanssaa brigade is becoming famous, not only for it’s barbarity, but also because it is made up of all women, and mostly women from the UK and France.
One of their British acolytes has become famous in England after fleeing Scotland and announcing that she wanted to behead Christians with a “blunt knife.”
ISIS’s crimes are being widely heralded. Many of us have seen the videos and pictures coming back from Iraq and Syria, we’ve read the stories of those suffering under ISIS’ despotism. But the stories must continue to be told! There are millions of REAL people who struggle to survive every day and their stories deserve to be told.
Academic and Middle East expert Haleh Esfandiari has blogged for the Wall Street Journal that ISIS offers captured girls and women as a “reward” to its followers.
“ISIS has received considerable world attention for its savage beheadings, executions of captured soldiers and men in conquered towns and villages, violence against Christians and Shiites, and the destruction of non-Sunni shrines and places of worship,” she said.
“But its barbarity against women has been treated as a side issue. Arab and Muslim governments, vocal on the threat ISIS poses to regional stability, have been virtually silent on ISIS’s systemic degradation, abuse, and humiliation of women.”
“To the men of ISIS, women are an inferior race, to be enjoyed for sex and be discarded, or to be sold off as slaves.”