Category Archives: Iraq

More on ISIS Sex Slaves

women-abducted-by-the-islamic-state-feared-trapped-in-sexual-slavery-1410376595 copyThe fate of hundreds if not thousands of women who have been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and reportedly forced into marriage or raped is still largely unknown, according to United Nations and human rights officials.

Most of the missing women are members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority who were captured in towns where locals were unable to flee quickly enough to Mt. Sinjar and Kurdish-controlled areas as ISIS launched its offensive in early August. The terror group is also believed to have abducted Shia Turkmen, Christians, and Shabak women.

Shortly after their capture, the UN cited reports of “barbaric” sexual violence and “savage rapes” perpetrated by ISIS.

Francesco Motta, director of the UN’s human rights office in Iraq, told VICE News that the number of women captured in and around Nineveh Province in the northeast of Iraq could be as high 2,500 — including 1,000 who were forcibly converted and possibly married off, as well as 1,500 who refused to do so and languish in captivity.

“A number of women have been told that they will be taken to Syria or other neighboring countries and sold there,” he said.

Read more here.

 

Yazidi Women Raped and Made Sex Slaves by ISIS

yazidi-women copyThousands of Iraq’s Yazidis, driven from their homes by ISIS and trapped in the desperate siege of Mt. Sinjar, have captured the world’s attention and received some relief from U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid. But hundreds of Yazidi women taken by ISIS and held in a secret prison where they have been raped and sold off like property are facing an equally dire fate.

Survivors who managed to escape from ISIS say the women held in its prison in Mosul face two fates: Those who convert to Islam are sold as brides to Islamist fighters for prices as low as $25, and ranging up to $150. Those who do not convert face daily rape and a slow death.

Accounts of the prison have come from women who managed to hide their cellular phones, calling relatives to describe their plight. Some imprisoned women have been forced by militants to call their families.

The mother of one woman still held captive told The Daily Beast about the call she received from her daughter. She was forced to listen as her daughter detailed being raped by dozens of men over the course of a few hours.

Still other women testified that multiple children had been born under these conditions, with the newborns ripped away from their mother’s arms to fates unknown.

Read the rest here.

 

 

 

Islam Permits Killing American Women and Children Says Sudanese Cleric


Muhammad Al Jazouli says:

I was very happy to learn about the relevant hadith. I felt overjoyed when I heard it. [Mus’ab Ibn Juthama] told the Prophet Muhammad that while the Muslims would attack the polytheists at night, women and children would be harmed.

The Prophet Muhammad answered: “[Their offspring] constitute part of them.” They are part of them, said our beloved Muhammad. This is not merely someone’s opinion. Thus, killing their women and children is permitted.

 

Iraqi Women Must Wear Niqab in the Caliphate

Woman in full niqabIslamic State, the al-Qaeda offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.

The Sunni insurgents, who have declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria and have threatened to march on Baghdad, also listed guidelines on how veils and clothes should be worn, part of a campaign to violently impose their radical brand of Islam.

“The conditions imposed on her clothes and grooming was only to end the pretext of debauchery resulting from grooming and overdressing,” said the Islamic State in a statement.

“This is not a restriction on her freedom but to prevent her from falling into humiliation and vulgarity or to be a theater for the eyes of those who are looking.”

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The Islamic State provided guidelines on how women should dress in Mosul, one of Iraq’s biggest cities. The hands and feet must be covered. Wear shapeless clothes that don’t hug the body. No perfume.

The insurgents run vice patrols in Mosul which answer to a morality committee which has shut Mosul’s college of fine arts and physical education, knocked down statues of famous poets and banned smoking and waterpipes.

Women have been told to never walk unaccompanied by a male guardian. The Islamic State even ordered shopkeepers to cover their store mannequins with full-face veils.

Read the rest: Iraqi Women Must Wear Full Body Cover in Caliphate

Caliph Baghdadi Orders FGM for Females from 11 to 46 Years

Little girl receiving female genital mutilation (circumcision)The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has asked all families around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to circumcise their daughters or face severe punishment.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-declared Islamic State, has ordered the female genital mutilation of two million Iraqi girls to “distance them from debauchery and immorality”.

The “fatwa” issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect four million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters in Geneva by video from Irbil.

“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said.

Speaking to BasNews, a spokesman for Mosul police, Ahmed Obaydi, said: “Baghdadi’s decision to have all women circumcised is, as he claims, to prevent immorality and promote Islamic attitudes among Muslims. The decision was made by Baghdadi as a ‘gift’ for people in Mosul.”

Read the rest: Islamic Leader in Iraq Orders FGM for Females.

Two Syrian Women Stoned for Adultery by ISIS

Cartoon of woman stoned to deathIn separate incidents in a span of 24 hours, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) carried out executions against two woman in Syria, sentencing them to death by stoning over allegations of “adultery”.

Unconfirmed reports claim that in at least one case, the woman was sentenced to death as her new husband found that she was not a virgin.

Both incidents of death by stoning have been reported from Al Raqqa Province.

“The Islamic State carried out, for the second time in 24 hours, the punishment of Al Rajem (stoning to death for adultery) against another woman in the city of Al Raqqa in a square near the Municipal Stadium,” an official from NGO Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stated.

The stoning, which was first reported by the SOHR, has also been confirmed by Al Jazeera which claimed that the first stoning took place in a public square in the town of Tabaqa on Thursday evening.

The report noted that the woman was tried at the Islamic Sharia court, where neither the witnesses who made the allegation were identified, nor the man – who is said to be the paramour – was charged.

Read the rest: Women Stoned to Death in Syria by ISIS

Stoning women for adultery is accepted in Islamic law.  Sharia law is based on the Koran and the sunna, the words and deeds of Mohammed, which are recorded in the hadith.

ISIS Jihadists in Iraq Rape Christian Women and Girls for Not Paying Dhimmi Tax

Iraqi Christian grieving. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has begun to brutally enforce Islamic laws (AINA 2014-06-14) in Mosul, Iraq, which it overran on June 10.

Dr. Sallama Al Khafaji, a member of the Iraq High Commission for Human Rights, told AINA that on Saturday, June 21 ISIS began demanding a poll tax (jizya) from Christians in Mosul (AINA 2014-06-21).

In one instance, ISIS members entered the home of an Assyrian family in Mosul and demanded the poll tax (jizya). When the Assyrian family said they did not have the money, three ISIS members raped the mother and daughter in front of the husband and father. The husband and father was so traumatized that he committed suicide.

Read the rest: ISIS Rapes Christians for Not Paying “Jizya”

Iraq Set to Legalize Marriage for Nine Year Old Girls

Islam PedophiliaIn a controversial move, the Iraqi parliament is set to legalize the age of marriage for girls as young as 9 years old and prohibits the marriage of non-Muslim women unless it is temporary.

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The Civilized Debate, an organization that defends the civil and human rights of Iraqis through debates reported on its  website that there were 6 deaths and 200 cases of divorces of young girls who were married off as minors last year.

Read the rest: Iraq to Legalize Marriage of 9-Year-Old Girls

It seems the Shia influence in Iraq is pulling the country toward the Iranian model of a totally sharia compliant government.  I feel so sorry for the Iraqi women.

 

 

Sharia Law for Iraqi Women Proposed

Operation Iraqi FreedomIf you think the Iraqi government has reached its limit in violating women’s rights, think again. On 25 February, the Iraqi council of ministers approved a new personal status law called Ja’fari law, named after the sixth Shi’ite imam Ja’afar al-Sadiq, who founded his own school of jurisprudence (Shi’ite). It was submitted to parliament for a vote.

The bill “sets the legal age of marriage for females as nine and males as 15, although it could be even lower with the consent of a guardian, father or a grandfather.

Article 104 permits unconditional polygamy.

Article 101 says men have the right to “enjoy” sex with their wives any time they want, and wives cannot leave their marital home without their husband’s permission.

Article 126 says husbands are not required to pay financial support when their wife is either a minor or a senior and hence unable to sexually satisfy them.

Article 63 prevents Muslim males from permanently marrying non-Muslim females, which means a Shi’ite Muslim male is allowed to marry non-Muslim females temporarily in what is called mut’a marriage. Mut’a is when a man who wants to have sex with a woman “marries” her in the presence of a religious figure, who acts as a mut’a broker. The man will specify how long the marriage will last, ranging from a few hours to many years.

Read the rest: New Iraqi Bill Would Legalize Marital Rape and Child Marriage.

This is none other than Islamic sharia law with a Shia flavor. This is what American soldiers fought and lost their lives for?  How sad.

Honor Killings: Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Canada

honor-killing-beheadingIraq

The practice of honor killing is deeply ingrained in the fabric of Iraqi culture, and there are signs that they are increasing and shifting from the countryside to cities.

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At the heart of the honor killing problem in Iraq is the disparity in treatment between men and women.  The gender gap is a part of Iraqi culture, and it is both founded on and sustained by the country’s laws and prevailing religious beliefs.

Afghanistan 
A young couple in conservative southern Afghanistan have been found beheaded, apparently killed for having a love affair outside of marriage, officials said on Wednesday.

Police investigating the case said they believed the family of the woman, aged around 20, was responsible for the murders in the southern province of Helmand, a lawless hotbed of the Taliban insurgency.  (h/t to Weasel Zippers)

Yemen

“Honour killings are a problem in Yemen, a deeply tribal and conservative country,” Ahmed al-Qureshi, Yemen’s most prominent child advocate and Head of Seyaj organization, told OnIslam.net.

Canada  

Honour crimes have been committed in Quebec in all communities and the government needs to act on the growing phenomenon, Quebec’s Conseil du statut de la femme said Wednesday as it released a report careful not to stigmatize any one group.
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More has to be done, the report says, to protect vulnerable women and girls subjected to genital mutilations, virginity testing, forced marriages and excessive control.

But of the 17 incidents identified as honour crimes in Canada since 1991 and examined in the report, all involved stabbing, strangulation, shooting and beating. They affected 26 victims, five of whom died, according to the 167-page report that makes seven recommendations to the government.