We’re not trying to be mean. We’ve just never seen anything like this before.
Women in the middle east suffer REAL oppression. They’re not even allowed to workout in comfortable clothing.
American women will never know what real oppression is until they live their ENTIRE lives in the shoes of women from the middle east. The next time a feminist comes at you with her “oppressed feelings” show her this video, and ask her if she wants to work out in a garbage bag. I’m sure her answer will be “Stop being racist” and probably call you an Islamaphobe. What’s even funnier is American liberals support Muslim women wearing the Burqa. One of the biggest forms of oppression out there. Feminist are the definition of an Ouroboros!
An article that highlights the oppression of women captured by ISIS.
On August 3 2014, Isis attacked the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, as part of their campaign to eradicate the Yazidi people and “purify” the region of non-Islamic influences.
That same day, Prince Tahseen Said, leader of the Yazidi people, issued an “urgent distress call” to the international community to “to assume their humanitarian and nationalistic responsibilities” and help the 40,000 Yazidis who had fled their homes in the district.
But it was already too late for Nadia Murad. Aged 19, she lived in the quiet farming village of Kocho, within the area around Sinjar ISIS had selected for “purification”. Before the Isis militants arrived, she lived with her large family of brothers and sisters and was studying at high school, harboring dreams of becoming a history teacher and perhaps a make-up artist.
But Nadia’s dreams were shattered as war-ravaged Sinjar. Now she was simply an Isis sex slave.
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Isis offered the Yazidi villagers a choice: convert to Islam or be executed on the spot. To young girls and women, a third path was presented: slavery. Nadia’s mother was considered too old to be enslaved, and so was executed. Nadia and her two sisters joined thousands of other women to become chattels of Isis.
Last month, Nadia and another young Yazidi woman, Lamiya Aji Bashar, were jointly named recipients of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for speaking out at the ordeal they suffered.
Three months after her capture and sexual enslavement, Nadia managed to escape her captor’s thanks to a neighboring family who smuggled her out of the area. She had by this point lost 18 members of her family.
Lamiya tried to escape several times before finally managing to flee with the help of people smugglers who were paid by her family, but not before a landmine exploded leaving her injured and almost blind.
A Yazidi woman takes shelter in a school in Iraq’s Kurdish region after fleeing when Isis attacked the town of Sinjar in 2014, enslaving and killing hundreds (Getty)
Before they escaped and were brought to the West, both women had suffered unspeakable brutality at the hands of their captors, who routinely kidnap women and children to “give” to the faithful Isis soldiers and trade in modern slavery markets in Isis-controlled territories.
Indeed, the phrase “Isis sex slaves” has passed into common currency… and therein lies something of a problem in the way we, the West, perceive this abhorrent situation in the Middle East.
Could it be there’s something of an unseemly salaciousness with which we devour stories of sexual enslavement in far off lands? “Sex slave” has an almost exotic ring to it, as though we are talking about harems of perfumed and ultimately compliant women wrapped in bright silks in the desert tent of some brooding nomadic chieftain. It has a 1970s News of the World vibe, edging into almost Carry On-esque imagery.
“The terminology reduces the trauma that these women have gone through,” says Dr Katherine E Brown, lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Birmingham. “It oversexualises what they are going through.” Via The Independent