Sex Slave Survivor Reveals Jihadists Ritualistic Prayers Before Brutal Rapes, Torture
By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter Nadia Murad Basee, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith, speaks to members of the Security Council during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, December 16, 2015.
A 19-year-old girl who was captured, raped and tortured multiple times by ISIS jihadists in Iraq reveals her harrowing account in a new book that describes the religious rituals the men practiced before carrying out the brutal attacks on women and children.
The book, titled The Girl Who Beat ISIS, shares the story of a Yazidi teenage girl in Iraq who goes by the pseudonym, Farida Khalaf, to protect her identity.
The Guardian noted in its review of the book that it provides a first-hand account of the torture women and girls are being forced to endure in cities held by IS (also known as ISIL, ISIS, Daesh). A number of minorities, including Christians, have been made to suffer greatly at the hands of IS, with Yazidis being heavily targeted because IS regards them as devil worshipers.
Khalaf explains in the book that women are treated like property, and are paraded in slave markets in Raqqa, where buyers seek to purchase virgins.
In one of the passages, the Yazidi girl describes how one IS fighter, Amjed from Azerbaijan, prayed to their god every time he was about to assault her.
"Each time he would carry out his religious ritual beforehand," Khalaf wrote.
Girls who try to escape such slave markets are often beaten within an inch of their lives.