Raymond Ibrahim: Yazidi Girl Exposes ISIS Rape Hellhole
Friday, May 13, 2016
[Gatestone Institute, May 12, 2016]:
A new televised interview,
conducted in Arabic with a Yazidi girl who endured sexual captivity at
the hands of the Islamic State, was published on March 22, 2016. It
appeared on “Shabaab [Youth] Talk,” hosted by Ja’far Abdul.
The teenage girl, who went by the pseudonym of Birvan, was enslaved
when she was 15 and endured months of captivity before she managed to
escape. She is now 17. Based on the 40-minute interview, her story is as
Yazidis were escaping from their war-torn village near Tel Affar,
Iraq, when they were intercepted on the road by four ISIS operatives.
The men swore that if the Yazidis would cooperate and answer some
questions, no harm would befall them and they would be allowed to return
home in peace. Asked how many Yazidis there were, Birvan says she
recalls only 95 men and their families — “many, many women and
Before long, 17 more ISIS vehicles “full of men” appeared. The men
became aggressive, ordered the Yazidis around, separated the men from
the women and marched the men away — including Birvan’s father,
brothers, and uncles. The women and children were taken to different
buildings and kept under lock and key.
ISIS fighters said they were merely moving the men to a different
location. However, soon after they disappeared, Birvan heard innumerable
gunshots: “The sound of those shots will never leave me.” She later
came across her father’s corpse; she never saw her brothers or uncles
again and is convinced they were all slaughtered.