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    Posted October 30, 2014 by
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    Yazidi Women Enslavement, And Chibok Kidnap, Could there Just Be A Growing Slave Black Market?


    Human Rights Watch recently reported that hundreds of women and girls belonging to the Yazidi religious minority have been enslaved by Islamic State militants. They are reportedly sold off, forced to marry men old enough to be their grand fathers, and convert to Islam. Yazidi women are mandated to cover themselves, even their faces and some reportedly raped with impunity.


    16 Yazidi women who escaped this brutality were successfully tracked down by the Human Rights Watch, shared their stories via phone interview, of multiple rapes and forced religious conversions, with some of the victims just children – militants just picked up “those they desired, sometimes with force.”
    They revealed that it was a common practice for IS to separate its captives into categories, depending on their age and sex.


    The issue of kidnap, rape and horrifying public executions has become a trade mark for militants.


    It will be recalled that in May, shortly after the kidnap of school girls from Chibok village, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau in a video released, said “I abducted a girl at a Western education school and you are disturbed. I said Western education should end. Western education should end. Girls, you should go and get married,” he said.
    “I will repeat this: Western education should fold up. I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market,”
    “I will marry off a woman at the age of 12. I will marry off a girl at the age of nine,” Shekau said, claiming his group was holding the girls as “slaves”.
    A magazine reportedly published by ISIS recently, claimed that enslaving infidel women is justified by Islamic law. "We will … enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted.


    A claim allegedly rejected by the vast majority of Muslims.


    With a vast majority of Muslims allegedly rejecting claims that enslaving so called infidel women and girls on the verge of attained at least a minimum education for their future survival, is justified by Islamic law...
    ...is the world slowly being confronted with a much bigger challenge?
    could these militant groups be deeply involve in a booming black market slave trade?



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