UK Female Jihadists Run ISIS Sex-slave Brothels
November 28, 2014
Al Arabiya English & Mail Online & Russell Myers / The Mirror & Khaleda Rahman / Mail Online
Startling details have surfaced of British female jihadists forcing captured Iraqi women into sexual slavery at brothels run by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), British media have reported. According to the Daily Mirror, the brothels, operated by the female "police force" called the al-Khanssaa Brigade, have been set up for the use of ISIS militants,
ISIS Sex-Slave Raping & Selling Girls (Full Documentary)
UK Female Jihadists Run ISIS Sex-slave Brothels
Al Arabiya English
(September 25, 2014) -- Startling details have surfaced of British female jihadists forcing captured Iraqi women into sexual slavery at brothels run by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), British media reported Thursday.
The Brothels, operated by the female "police force" called the al-Khanssaa Brigade, have been set up for the use of ISIS militants, according to the Daily Mirror.
Thousands of Iraqi women have already been forced into sex slavery at the brothels, with as many as 3,000 women and girls been taken captive from the Yazidi tribe in Iraq over the course of the militants' offensive across the region, according to the daily.
"These women are using barbaric interpretations of the Islamic faith to justify their actions," the Mirror quoted a source as saying. "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."
ISIS chiefs have reportedly given British women such prominent roles in the ultra-religious all female militia because they see them as the most committed of the foreign female fighters.
A key figure among the female police force is Aqsa Mahmood, 20, of Glasgow. At least three other British females have been identified as members of the group, the Mirror reported.
'Al-Khanssaa is a Sharia law police brigade. This is ISIS' female law enforcement," Melanie Smith, a research associate at King's College's International Centre for the Study of Radicalization, told The Sunday Telegraph. 'We think it's a mixture of British and French women but its social media accounts are run by the British and they are written in English."
The Daily Mail, meanwhile, reported that more and more young British women are leaving the United Kingdom to join militants, and many have formed intense friendships with ISIS fighters.
They include twins Salma and Zahra Halane, 16, from Manchester, and mother Khadijah Dare, 22, who is married to a Swedish militant. "It is as bizarre as it is perverse," the Mirror quoted a source as saying.
Experts have said ISIS is targeting women for recruitment, and fighters are being urged to marry British and European women.
ISIS, have been on a rampage across Iraq, killing and enslaving members of the country's ancient religious minorities, including Assyrian Christians and the Yazidis.
Last month two UN officials issued a joint statement on the "barbaric acts" of sexual violence committed by ISIS fighters.
"We condemn, in the strongest terms, the explicit targeting of women and children and the barbaric acts the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control, and we remind all armed groups that acts of sexual violence are grave human rights violations that can be considered as war crimes and crimes against humanity," said Nickolay Mladenov, special representative of the UN secretary-general for Iraq, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict.
The UN officials' statement cited evidence of rape being used as weapons of war against women and teenage boys and girls belonging to the Yazidi, Christian, Turkomen and Shabak communities in Iraq.
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."
Members of the All-women al-Khanssaa Brigade in Raqqa, Syria, Are Running Brothels for Islamic State Murderers
Russell Myers / The Mirror
(September 10, 2014) -- British female jihadis are running brothels full of women kidnapped and forced into sex slavery by Islamic State militants.
It is understood they are members of an ultra-religious IS 'police' force tasked with looking after girls captured from the Yazidi tribe in Iraq. As many as 3,000 Iraqi women have been taken captive in the last two weeks by the terror group.
Sources suggest that members of the all-women al-Khanssaa Brigade in Raqqa, Syria, are running brothels to satisfy the fighters' desires. One said: "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. "The Yazidi people are being ethnically cleansed, and their women are being subjected to the most brutal treatment. "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."
A report obtained by the Daily Mirror from researchers at think tank MEMRI - the Middle East Media Research Institution - confirms ethnic sex slavery is taking place on a massive scale.
The report states: "During its takeover of large parts of northern Iraq the IS captured many Yazidi villages, and reportedly took many Yazidi women to be sold and used as sex slaves."
Researchers at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation suggest up to 60 British women have gone to Syria for jihad.
Sources have revealed some of these women have emerged as key figures in the al-Khanssaa brigade and are enticing dozens more to leave their families and join them.
Aspiring doctor Aqsa Mahmood, 20, who fled her Glasgow home last November, is understood to be part of the brigade. She said she wanted to behead Christians with a "blunt knife."
Video Shows ISIS Fighters Bartering
For Women at 'Slave Girl Market'
Khaleda Rahman / Mail Online
(November 3, 2014) -- An unsettling video has emerged purporting to show Islamic State fighters bartering over Yazidi women at a slave girl 'market'. The terror organisation recently boasted of enslaving women from the Iraqi ethnic minority, and the men appearing in the clip explain it is 'slave market day'.
The clip shows the men negotiating the price of the women, with blue and green-eyed young girls fetching a higher price.
Exchange: The seller quickly reveals he is happy to part with his young slave girl for Glock pistol
Haggle: But the buyers want to know what the girl looks like before they name a price
It starts with one man saying to the camera: 'Today is the slave market day. Today is the day where this verse applies: 'Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess, - for (then) they are not too be blamed'. He added: 'Today is distribution day God willing. Each one takes his share.'
Another then says: 'I swear man I am searching for a girl. I hope I find one.' The men laugh and another says: 'Today is the day of (female) slaves and we should have our share.'
Bartering begins after a seller is found, who says he is happy to sell his slave for a Glock pistol. Sellers offer prices, with one going as high as five banknotes. Subtitles on the clip explain that one banknote is probably the equivalent of 100 dollars.
IS fighters talk about which female slaves to buy and sell
Picky: But the buyers explain the price depends on the young girl's looks and they will need to check her teeth. But the buyers explain the price they are willing to pay depends on looks and they will need to verify the girl is to their liking. One says he would need to check the teeth of the 15-year-old being auctioned, and explains: 'If she doesn't have teeth, why would I want her?'
The video was shot in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, which was seized by ISIS in June, according to Al Aan TV - who translated the clip into English.
The group have been reported as saying that Yazidi women and children captured during the offensive in Sinjar town were divided among fighters 'according to sharia law'.
Teeth: But negotiations later stall when it appears the girl, thought to be aged 15, may be missing some teeth
Last month, a young Yazidi woman forced into sex slavery by the Islamic State claimed militants raped her 30 times in just a few hours.
The unidentified woman is understood to have been kept as a prisoner of the jihadists somewhere in western Iraq having been captured by ISIS during the Sinjar massacre in early August.
She allegedly told the fighters she had been raped so frequently that she could no longer use the toilet, adding the ordeal has been so harrowing that she plans to commit suicide even if freed.
And a 15-year-old girl told how she escaped militants by drugging and shooting two husbands who bought her as a slave.
The teenager, who has been kept anonymous to protect her family, was one of hundreds of women from the Yazidi sect who extremists kidnapped after overrunning their homes on Iraq's Mount Sinjar.
The UN have confirmed that thousands of Yazidis were slaughtered when ISIS swept through northern Iraq in August.
Researchers concluded that more than 5,000 Yazidi were gunned down in a series of massacres by jihadists.
Thousands of women are also being held in makeshift detention centres, where they either been taken away and sold into slavery or handed over to jihadists as concubines.
The clip begins with one man addressing the camera: Today is the slave market day. Today is the day where this verse applies: 'Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess, - for (then) they are not too be blamed'.
Today is distribution day God willing. Each one takes his share.
Another then says: I swear man I am searching for a girl. I hope I find one.
Another adds: Today is the day of (female) slaves and we should have our share.
The bartering begins with the words: Who wants to sell?
The seller's reply: I want to sell.
I pay three banknotes (Subtitles explain one banknote is probably 100 dollars)
I buy her for a pistol.
The price differs if she has blue eyes.
The seller replies: I will sell her for a Glock!
I pay five banknotes.
It depends on how she looks like.
If she is 15 years old, I have to check her... Check her teeth.
If she has green eyes...
If she doesn't have teeth, why would I want her?
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