It has become clear the members of the Islamic militant group ISIS will stop at nothing to cleanse the world of those they see as impure, and they proved that once again this weekend when they murdered 19 Yazidi women in Mosul, Iraq.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, the “jihadis executed 19 Yazidi girls in Iraq by locking them in iron cages and then burning them to death in front of hundreds of people,” all because the women refused to have sex with them.
Few things should ever be described as “evil,” but here it seems appropriate.
Mass killings such as this have unfortunately become nothing new to the Yazidi people, with ISIS occupying their ancestral lands in northern Iraq in August 2014 and immediately imposing their will. Those whom the militants did not kill or turn into sex slaves have been forcibly exiled, with the Daily Mail estimating that 40,000 people have been displaced from their homes.
The report goes on to say:
“It is estimated more than 3,000 Yazidi girls have been taken as sex slaves by ISIS after they took over northern Iraq. Thousands of them remain trapped on Mount Sinjar and according to local and military sources, they have suffered mass killings, rape and kidnappings. In territories occupied by ISIS anybody who opposes their religion can be turned into slave, and they are often considered as ‘devil worshippers’ by the terror group.”
The House of Representatives passed a motion last March declaring the Islamic State’s violence against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities as “genocide,” but it remains to be seen how or if the governments of the world will take any measures to stop these atrocities altogether.