Many of the woman and young girls abducted by Islamic State (ISIS/Daesh) militants are with child or become pregnant as sex slaves to devout Muslims. However, it’s now revealed what Daesh is doing with the male and female babies born to their captives — and it’s more horrific than we could imagine.
In a recent interview with Reuters‘ journalist Sophie Shevardnadze, a Yazidi aid worker, known only as Vian, disclosed gruesome details about the unbearable plight of ISIS’s sex slaves.
Vian had helped rescue Yazidis trapped by the Islamic State in the mountains of Sinjar. Thousands of civilians had to choose between converting to Islam and becoming slaves or dying of thirst and starvation in the mountains.
The women and children knew they would be raped and sold into slavery, while the men would undoubtedly be slaughtered. Unfortunately, 3,314 women and children were kidnapped, and 1,026 men were killed or taken captive.
Having the opportunity to assist women and children who’ve escaped ISIS, Vian spoke of the horrors many young girls faced on a daily basis in captivity.
“Underage girls and unmarried women are sold, raped, gang-raped, and tortured in the most atrocious ways,” Vian said.
“Just try to imagine what it’s like to be an 11-year-old girl who gets sold into slavery, and then brutally raped and abused. And now she comes back from captivity, and the government won’t move a finger to help her.”
Vian explained that no female is exempt from this sexual abuse, regardless of age, and if they are attractive, they are passed from one jihadist to another.
“When she refused to do what an ISIL man told her to do, he said, ‘I will kill your entire family and make you watch, and then I’ll sell you to a dozen ISIL fighters.’ If girls refuse to have sex, the Jihadists sell them to one fighter after another, and they get raped anyway in the end.”
When asked about the abducted children and babies born unto captive mothers, Vian’s testimony took an even darker turn. She revealed that girl infants are stripped from the mothers and either butchered before their eyes or sold to fighters as sex slaves.
“Many of the kids are just killed. A woman told me that militants murdered her daughter who was only one year old. She was killed cruelly right in front of her mother’s eyes,” she said.
“And the mother was taken into slavery by an ISIL fighters.”
Of course, ISIS has different plans for the male children. If they do not slaughter them right away, little boys are often removed from their mothers, heavily indoctrinated with the Quran, and forced to do ISIS’s bidding as child soldiers.
“They make her keep the child. For them, he is a new ISIL member, he belongs to them… A future terrorist,” Vian revealed. “I got to know one young woman, who came here for help. She told me about her ten year old son who was held by ISIL. He witnessed awful things – killings, beheadings. He was trained to join the ranks of Islamic State militants.
“He keeps on threatening her, saying he will kill her and the whole family.”
Vian confirmed that if a captive refuses to convert to Islam, they will suffer a gruesome death. There is no other option — the slaves who remain alive must learn the Quran and even memorize whole chapters.
The women and young girls who agree to convert often wish they were dead, since they suffer being raped, drugged, chained up, and brutally beaten by their owners.
This horrific torture is sometimes committed by the Muslim wives of the jihadists as well, including foreign women who’ve fled their home countries to join ISIS and marry militants. In one case, Vian said that a militant’s foreign bride burned her husband’s sex slave alive.
Vian added that because of the fear, pain, and humiliation the girls endure, many commit suicide. One young girl slit her wrists in a bathroom when she found out she was sold to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of ISIS. To teach them a lesson, jihadists fed her body to dogs in front of the rest of the sex slaves.
These horrors are not only justified in the Quran, they were modeled by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, the only man Allah commands Muslims to emulate, 1400 years ago.
After beheading the husbands, fathers, and many of the male children of the Banu Qurayza, Muhammad ordered his men to take the remaining women and girls as booty of war. The messenger of Allah himself traded two young girls to his militant Dihyah for the beautiful teenager Safiyya. The prophet also took the beautiful Rayhana into his tent to rape her the same day that he had her husband beheaded.
As we see from the Hadith, this inhumane behavior is nothing new. Islam’s same message has been passed down throughout the centuries, never diverging from its violent, compulsory fundamentals.
As long as we refuse to identify that Islam, the direct message and actions of Muhammad, is responsible for the continual slaughter, rape, slavery, and conquest of the world, we will never defeat ISIS, much less terrorism in general.