The Islamic State has admitted and tried to justify enslaving and selling Yazidi women and children, captured during a blitz advance in Iraq and Syria, RT reported.
A new Human Rights Watch report confirms “abuses” against Kurdish ethno-religious community.
In an article published in the latest issue of the jihadist Dabiq magazine, a major PR instrument of ISIS, the group described the fate faced by the Yazidi minority after jihadists launched their onslaught on Sinjar region in Iraqi Kurdistan in August.
Following the attack, the article claims, “the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Shariah amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated in the Sinjar operations.”
“The enslaved Yazidi families are now sold by the Islamic State soldiers,” the author adds, noting that Sharia law saw is being observed and fighters did separate small children from their mothers.
Dabiq magazine goes to extensive ends to justify slavery using theological arguments while in another of the 70-page propagandist magazine authors quote Shaykh Abu Mahamed al-Adnani as saying: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted.”
On Sunday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report where it claims, based on a series of interviews that ISIS has “systematically” separated Yazidi young women and teenage girls from their families forcing them to marry its fighters.