Saturday, 16 August 2014

Muslim Response to Yezidi (Yazidi) Girls Rape by ISIS Report

If the report of Yezidi girls being raped by ISIS fighters is true, all Muslims must condemn this action as rape is not allowed in Islam:

Muslim scholar, Suhaib Webb, Rape is a 'sin' and 'crime'

Muslim scholar, Hamza Yusuf, Rape is oppression and unjust

Also see, can Muslims rape slave girls? No.

The Yazidi people must be treated with justice, everybody should be treated with justice according to Islam. One cannot oppress a group of people be they Muslim or non-Muslim. People should write to the Saudi and Qatari embassies to get the message out in order to protect the Yezidi people from injustice.

Sadly, hateful people will use these reports to bash Muslims and Islam. People should not pay any heed to these agenda-driven people who hate Muslims and Islam - they are propagandists who don't care about the suffering of the Yazidi people but care about their agenda to hate-monger against Muslims and Islam. Be wary of them and do not be moved by their propaganda and hate-rhetoric.

Those who are in charge of fighters in Iraq should educate their fighters that rape is a crime. May Allah protect the women and girls in Iraq from rape. Ameen.

Two reports about the situation of the Yezidis in Iraq:

Woman talking to Hevidar:
“Another Halabja is happening to us. We are disabled, we can’t walk anymore. No food, no water, our children have all died.”

A woman told Rudaw that three of her daughters committed suicide after they were raped by ISIS militants and were later allowed to join their family on Mount Shingal.

The mother said: My daughters were calling on people to kill them, but no one wanted to do that. So they jumped from the mountain and ended their bitter life.

The mother recounted her daughters’ story on camera, but YPG fighters on the mountain seized the Rudaw camera and erased the tape.

This woman tells the story of the Yezidi girls who committed suicide.

“They took the girls by force and raped them, and after they returned they killed themselves.”

This war has claimed everyone its victim: men, women, young and old. This man has grown old among his people, but he had never expected to see a day like this.

“In my whole life I have never seen something like this. Our world is destroyed. I can’t say anything.”

The Peshmerga have now opened a road to save the Yezidis.

“There was spot that was occupied by the ISIS. The Peshmerga came and took over it. As soon as our people saw the Peshmerga had arrived, they began descending the mountain.”

These people are running towards life, but hunger, thirst and searing heat is following them.

These refugees have paid a high price to reach safety. They have been walking for three days and three nights to reach Zakho, but that is not their ultimate goal. They wonder what their fate would be in the midst of this war.
[Report from Rudaw]

Yazidis tormented by fears for women and girls kidnapped by Isis jihadis

For the past week, Khandhar Kaliph's hands have trembled whenever his phone has rung.He nervously greeted his daughter, who had been kidnapped when the Islamic State (Isis) overran the Yazidi city of Sinjar. There was a minute of silence, before he broke down sobbing.

"She said she is going to be sold as a slave this afternoon, for $10," Kaliph said, his tears dropping into the brown dust. "What can a father say to that. How can I help? We all feel so useless."
Kaliph's daughter, who he did not want to name, had access to a group phone passed around between other girls imprisoned by the Islamic State in Bardoush prison in central Mosul.

All face the imminent prospect of being married off. Or worse, being used by the jihadis as a sex slave.

"The world needs to know that is where our women are, where they are being enslaved, young and old alike," he said, sitting in the dirt outside a building site near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Dohuk that he and some 70 other Yazidis are now using as shelter. [From The Guardian]

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