It is nearly impossible to describe the atrocities ISIS has committed and gleefully documented to date. The level of savagery, sadism and brutality, the unspeakable horrors meted out to innocents in the name of Allah.
And now we must add another.
ISIS has added rape as an acceptable part of its theology — in fact using the Koran to justify and condone it. Rape. Of girls.
Perhaps I’ve missed it, but I haven’t heard any “moderate Muslim clerics” on the news decrying this as an abomination and a corruption of their faith. Have you? If you do see it, will you please send it to me? I’d really like to hear one, just one, Muslim leader here in the United States come forward to take a stand against just this one thing. Forget the beheadings. Forget burning alive and drowning alive.
Just stand up and say using the Koran to justify the rape of non-Muslim girls is wrong. Hello CAIR? Can you please say that in public? Can you please issue a press release saying you think it’s HORRIBLE that ISIS is corrupting your beautiful religion of peace by condoning and encouraging violent sexual assault? I’m sorry, does the question offend your sensibilities?
How about this then. Read this story, as reported by the New York Times:
In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted.
He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before getting on top of her.
When it was over, he knelt to pray again, bookending the rape with acts of religious devotion.
“I kept telling him it hurts — please stop,” said the girl, whose body is so small an adult could circle her waist with two hands. “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God,” she said in an interview alongside her family in a refugee camp to which she escaped after 11 months of captivity.
She’s 12, remember.
I am very much looking forward to reading the statement of condemnation by CAIR. I’m sure it will be issued very soon.
The Daily Mail says “rape of Yazidi women and girls has become a huge part of the culture of ISIS – with warehouses for holding victims, viewing rooms for inspections and a fleet of buses for moving them around.
And this has helped ISIS recruit men from conservative Muslim societies, which ban casual sex and dating.”
“Join ISIS and get lucky.” No wonder its ranks are swelling.
Still waiting for that response from CAIR or ISNA, by the way…
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]