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1/ When I was in Syria, ISIS women told me how Yazidi slaves had to endure virginity tests, rapes &jealous ISIS wives. Thread in English.👇
2/ Today marks 3yrs after horrible ISIS slaughter of Yazidis in Sinjar. At least 3100 male Yazidis killed, 7000+ women &children enslaved.
3/ Yazidis have testified about ISIS crimes extensively. But rarely have ISIS members spoken about topic of Yazidi slavery. @akhbar
@akhbar 4/ That's why during my stay in Syria I specifically asked captured ISIS wives to tell me their version of slavery stories. Very disturbing.
@akhbar 5/ I will now translate my interview with Lebanese ISIS wife on slavery of Yazidis. You can see her interview in 1st tweet of this thread.
@akhbar 6/ "When ISIS took Sinjar, all Yazidi men they found were killed. ISIS considers them real kuffar (unbelievers) so they had to be killed"
@akhbar 7/ "The women, they were all gathered. They (ISIS) told the women: "Take off your clothes". And then ISIS brought a doctor to inspect them."
@akhbar 8/ "The ISIS doctor checked who is virgin and who is married. Because otherwise ISIS cannot know who is virgin and who is not a virgin."
@akhbar 9/ "Upon inspection the doctor would say: 'This is a virgin, this not.' ISIS then separated the virgins from the none virgins."
@akhbar 10/ "They also collected the none adult males (they call them abeed or male slaves) and they separated them into a different group too."
@akhbar 11/ "Many ISIS soldiers participated in the Sinjar battle and afterwards every fighter got a sabiya (female Yazidi slave) as a gift."
@akhbar 12/ "All soldiers were happy to get female slaves, because they could have sex with them. Slave owners offered own slaves to their friends."
@akhbar 13/ "Each day a different friend slept with slave. Sometimes they slept with slave from back (anal intercourse). It's forbidden in Islam."
@akhbar 14/ "They end up taking slaves 2hospital because they got injured from way they had sex with them. Some of slaves were really young in age."
@akhbar 15/ "When they sleep with the young girls, they start bleeding, so ISIS fighters sometimes would take them to the hospital for treatment."
@akhbar 16/ "When it reached al-Baghdadi how fighters were sleeping with slaves, he didnt accept that. This isn't way to deal with slaves, he said."
@akhbar 17/ "Baghdadi told ISIS fighters: Slave owners must do sharia/religious course. This course will teach you rules on how 2deal with slavery"
@akhbar 18/ "After completion of sharia course, ISIS fighters kept slaves to themselves. And didn't allow friends to have sex with their slaves."
@akhbar 19/ "Also a new rule: If you want to sell your slave, you have 2wait until she passes 1 menstrual cycle before new owner can sleep with her"
@akhbar 20/ "Later selling slaves became a business. ISIS fighter would buy a slave for $1000. Then he sells her for 3000 dollars to make profit."
@akhbar 21/ "There was slave auctions. 1fighter said: "I want for my slave $10.000." Others said: "No mine is better, she's virgin,$20.000 for her!"
@akhbar 22/ I sat in shock listening to this emotionless ISIS wive. Then I asked if her own husband had a slave.
@akhbar 23/ "My first husband, who was Lebanese, had a friend who owned a female (Yazidi) slave. He asked my husband's help to sell his slave."
@akhbar 24/ "My husband explained to him: There is a Telegram channel, it is called 'Souk lil Sabaya'. All the fighters of ISIS are in this group."
@akhbar 25/ "I saw many pics on this telegram channel. ISIS puts pics of slave w/good clothes, makeup, showing her body to get best selling price."
@akhbar 26/ "ISIS fighters start bidding for slave. If she's beautiful, high price. If she's pretty &virgin VERY expensive. Some sold for $30.000."
@akhbar 27/ "My husband was on that channel, selling &buying slaves. Friend of husband loved 2have slaves, always changing them, sleeping with them"
@akhbar 28/ "If he wants to buy a slave, he not only wants to see pic, he will touch her body. He checks if it's good for him, if her breasts OK..."
@akhbar 29/ "Some ISIS guys ask: We will not buy slave until we see it all, they have to undress. Others were okay with seeing only pic and buy."
@akhbar 30/ "Some (ISIS fighters) would say: I want to see her naked, why should I get cheated and get a bad quality slave?"
@akhbar 31/ "In Raqqa there was market for slaves. I can’t remember which day. When it's slave market, it gets so crowded esp Saudi ISIS fighters"
@akhbar 32/ "ISIS fighters start fighting in market over slaves. And when they take slave home, their wives fight with them bcz they feel jealous"
@akhbar 33/ "Some ISIS fighters would treat their female slaves better than their own wives. He will buy for the slave make-up &nice clothes."
@akhbar 34/ "Some (ISIS) fighters will basically treat their slave good for personal reasons because he wants to sleep with her."
@akhbar 35/ "Others would treat their slave good because they want to sell the slave and you get more money when the slave looks good."
@akhbar 36/ "It's just like when you are selling a car, you have to show the car in its best condition to get the best price. Same goes for slaves."
@akhbar 37/ "My Lebanese husband, he did not mind having a slave. But he did not have enough money to buy one."
@akhbar 38/ "My current Tunisian (ISIS) husband he did not want to have a slave. His friend gave him one slave as a gift, but he didn’t take her."
@akhbar 39/ "My husband hates the issue of slaves. He said: I don’t accept it that woman I sleep with has slept with many different guys before."
@akhbar 40/ "One time I saw (in Raqqa) a slave girl &she was crying very loud because every time they would sell her to a different fighter."
@akhbar 41/ "I told her: I cant help you. Either convert to Islam, become Muslim or try to run away. If I help her, ISIS would arrest me or kill me”
@akhbar 42/ Above tweets are word-by-word translation of what ISIS wife told me. I interviewed another woman on same topic. Maybe I translate later.
@akhbar 43/ When u read my thread on ISIS slavery it's shocking 2realize there's no int mechanism to punish ISIS. No UN court. Many ISIS walk free.
@akhbar 44/ Anyhow, this was a long thread. Hope it was helpful. Thank you all for your attention.
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