Woman guns down ISIS commander in Iraq who made her a sex slave

The woman, member of the Yazidi-Kurdish minority, shot dead senior Islamic State commander Abu Anas, who had forced her into sex slavery and handed her to his depraved followers as a ‘gift’

Baghdad: An Iraqi woman gunned down an ISIS terror chief on Saturday, who had forced her into sex slavery. The woman, believed to be be a member of the Yazidi-Kurdish minority, shot dead a senior Islamic State commander known as Abu Anas, according to a local TV channel.

A Kurdistan Democratic Party member said that the militant was killed by a Yazidi-Kurdish woman fighter on Saturday near the city of Mosul in Iraq. Representation pic/AFP
A Kurdistan Democratic Party member said that the militant was killed by a Yazidi-Kurdish woman fighter on Saturday near the city of Mosul in Iraq. Representation pic/AFP

Militant killed
Kurdistan Democratic Party spokesman Saeed Mamouzini said that the militant was killed near the city of Mosul in Iraq. He not only forced the survivor into sex slavery, but he also used to hand her to his depraved followers as a ‘gift’, he said.

ISIS took control of Mosul in June 2014 and established a number of sex slave markets in the second largest city in Iraq. The Yazidis are a religious minority in Syria and Iraq and are oppressed and terrorised by the terror group — a total of 5,270 Yazidis were abducted last year, and more than 3,000 are still in their grip, according to figures within the community.

Twisted interpretation
ISIS claim that rape is part of their twisted interpretation of Islam, according to the testimony of children they have abducted and forced into sexual slavery. A 12-year-old girl who escaped the group told the New York Times that the man who abused her explained to her that the sickening act he was about to commit was not a sin because she was not Muslim.

In fact, he claimed her faith not only gave him the right to rape her — but encouraged it. After tying her up and gagging her, he knelt beside the bed and prayed. Afterwards, he prayed again.

The girl, who was interviewed in a refugee camp, said, “I kept telling him it hurts — please stop. He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God.”

Women executed
According to reports, ISIS militants executed 19 women in July and 15 women in August after they had refused to get married to the militants. Muslims throughout the world have condemned ISIS for using the Islamic faith to justify their sickening acts.

5,270
The number of Yazidis abducted last year, out of which 3,000 are still under ISIS’ grip

34
Number of women executed in July and August who had refused to marry the militants

ISIS' women 'rate card'

The price tariff is simple – the older they are the cheaper they get. All prices are quoted in Iraqi dinars but US dollar equivalent shows that radical fighters can get children aged 1 to 9 for about $165, prices for adolescent girls are $124 and it’s less for women over 20. Women over 40 cost as little as $41. Though the list was issued by ISIS in November 2014, the United Nations could manage to get a copy of it by April this year. This ‘rate card’ also mentioned that militants are allowed to have sex with Yazidi women, especially if those captured are virgins. If the woman is not a virgin, the manual says, “her uterus must be purified” before intercourse.

Do you know what was the prize for the terror group’s Quran memorising contest this year?
During the holy month of Ramzan this year, ISIS had organised a Quran memorisation contest, reward for which was sex slaves. The Quran chapters chosen for the contest are believed to be the most warlike passages in the entire book. Militants believe that Ramzan is the ideal time for religious extremism. The prizes of the contest were awarded on the first day of Eid el-Fitr. A slave girl was awarded to each of the first three winners. Those in fourth to 10th place were given cash prizes. The holder of the fourth position was awarded $462 (100,000 Syrian lira).

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