• ‘You Will Become Muslims When We Rape You,’ ISIS Told Captured Yazidi Girls

    Yazidi girls kidnapped by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria jihadists were told if they refused convert to Islam they would automatically become Muslims the moment an ISIS fighter raped them, according to testimony U.S. lawmakers heard on Wednesday.

    “In one night [in Sinjar town in northern Iraq] ISIS came and took all these girls, and they told them first – they gave them an option– they said, ‘Will you become a Muslim? Will you convert to Islam?’” Jacqueline Isaac, vice-president of the non-profit organization Roads of Success told the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on ISIS’ war on religious minorities.

    “Many of them said no,” Isaac said. “And they told them, ‘You are going to be Muslim regardless, because we are going to sleep with you. And the moment that we do that, once we rape you, you will be Muslim.’”

    ISIS’ philosophy on religious minorities, Isaac explained, particularly in regard to Yazidis, is not only to torture them, but to destroy them.

    “They want them off the face of this earth,” she said. They aim, ultimately, to terrorize “every woman that doesn’t fit within their philosophy. Their sex trafficking is systematic and will continue and it can reach our families if we don’t do something about it.”

    “ISIS continues to destroy the towns and livelihoods of the ancient Yazidi, Christian and other religious minority communities. The survivors are calling on the world to save their ancient communities from complete destruction,” Isaac said. “We need to stop the menace that’s going on there, if we can cut the snake at its head, we can diffuse them.”

    An Iraqi nun also offered eyewitness testimony during the hearing, which included stories of raped women, traumatized children, and mass human displacement.

    Sister Diana Momeka pleaded with House lawmakers to stop ongoing “cultural and human genocide” at the hands of Islamic militants in the Middle East.

    “ISIS has and continues to demolish and bomb our churches, cultural artifacts, and sacred places,” said Momeka during the hearing. “We have realized that ISIS’ plan is to evacuate the land of Christians and wipe the earth clean of any evidence that we ever existed.”

    The women urged Congress to send more military and humanitarian support for the autonomous Kurdish region, which Isaac described as “a place of equality, religious freedom and most importantly, safety” for fleeing minorities and take action to preserve at-risk historic sites and artifacts.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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