“They face the terrifying prospect of being forced into marriage or sold as sex slaves…” As I noted here and elsewhere, there are many Qur’anic passages and present-day Muslim clerics who justify this practice on Islamic grounds. Here for your reference is another passage that assumes that a man will have both wives and sex slaves, and that makes it clear that that is exactly what the “captives of the right hand” are:
“Certainly will the believers have succeeded: They who are during their prayer humbly submissive, and they who turn away from ill speech, and they who are observant of zakah, and they who guard their private parts except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed” (Qur’an 23:1-6)
“Islamic State fanatics kidnap more than 3,000 women and girls in 2 week rampage,” by Nick Dorman, Mirror, August 16, 2014:
Up to 3,000 women and girls have been kidnapped by Islamic State thugs on the rampage in Iraq over the past two weeks, it is feared.
They face the terrifying prospect of being forced into marriage or sold as sex slaves, reports the Sunday People.
Amnesty International said the victims, some just babies, were snatched from villages overrun by the heavily-armed jihadists.
Hundreds of male villagers who refuse to convert to Islam have been mercilessly shot dead.
Meanwhile US jets continued to pound Islamic State positions and British planes airlifted relief supplies to refugees yesterday.
The militants have executed 700 members of the Al-Sheeitat tribe in eastern Syria, a monitoring group claimed last night.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said many were beheaded.
It also emerged that 400 men from Iraq’s Yazidi community were slaughtered in cold blood in just 48 hours after the village of Kojo was taken.
Senior Kurdish officials said 82 men died on Friday and 312.
Militants took men away in groups of a few dozen and shot them with assault rifles on the edge of the village, according to a wounded man who escaped by feigning death.
They then strolled around finishing off any who appeared to be alive with their pistols, the 42-year-old said.
He added: “They thought we were all dead. When they went we ran away.
“We hid in a valley until sundown, and then we fled to the mountains.”
A hundred women and girls from Kojo were taken away.
Their fate is uncertain, like thousands of women snatched since Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, launched its cruel onslaught on August 3.
Amnesty spokeswoman Donatella Rovera said yesterday: “The victims are of all ages.
“It seems they took away entire families, all those who did not manage to flee.”