Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ISIS Sets Rules For Raping Captive Women

Most of what the terrorist army of ISIS has done in its murderous march across a wide swath of the Mideast these last two years appears incomprehensible to outside eyes: video beheadings, mass street killings, children enlisted to execute neighbors, victims tossed from tall buildings.
ISIS boys celebrate something.
Now one document from a stash seized during a bold Special Ops raid into Syria seven months ago has provided a shocking window into the medieval minds of these radical Islamic extremists who would impose harsh Sharia law wherever their caliphate spreads. Hard to believe we're reading such material in what to most of the world is the 21st century.
The weirdly explicit document is a varsity-level fatwa. It was translated by U.S. government officials and obtained by Reuters, which was unable to independently verify it. A fatwa is a religious edict by Muslim clerics. This one sets 'rules' for the systematic rape of thousands of women captured by ISIS forces, mostly Yazidis and Christians.
Reports from ISIS-occupied areas, including Mosul in Iraq, tell of a thriving trade in sex slaves, involving females from their sixties down to pre-schoolers. Because most of those women for sale are covered, prices are set by age and eye color, with green and blue eyes drawing the most money.
Read the rest of Andrew Malcolm's op-ed HERE.

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