Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Raped, beaten and sold: Yazidi women tell of Islamic State abuse

By Sue Lloyd-Roberts
‘Won’t even let us kill ourselves': Ordeal of enslaved Yazidi women
UNITED KINGDOM---Three young Yazidi women have escaped from sex slavery in the hands of the Islamic State (IS) group and travelled to London, where they told their horrific stories. The three girls are fragile, beautiful and very scared. "We were raped up to five times a day," says 20-year-old Bushra. The Yazidis are neither Muslim Christian but worship a peacock god which, in the eyes of the Islamic State group, make them devil worshippers and a valid target for extermination. [link]

A representation of the Peacock Angel, known as the highest of seven angels created to watch over the universe, according to the Yazidis.