“They were punished for refusing to have sex with IS militants,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News. Hundreds of local residents witnessed the brutal execution, but could not do anything about it, he added.
IS, an Iraq, Syria and Libya-based terrorist group, adheres to what it believes to be a pure version of Islam. They justify their numerous crimes, including cruel forms of capital punishment, by the tenets of the religion.
Sunni Muslims living in territories under their control are forced to live by IS rules or be expelled or killed. Ethnic and religious minorities are being harshly persecuted. The Yezidis, an ethnic group that has its own synthetic religion and are considered devil-worshipers by extremist Muslims, are among those suffering under IS.
Thousands of Kurdish women captured by IS fighters were forced to become sex slaves to the militants. Those who managed to escape or were freed said that the women are raped, traded around, often denied food or rest and otherwise mistreated. IS leadership produced manuals for their men on what they should and should not be doing to their captives.”
Over the last few years, thousands of Yezidi women and girls from the age of 12 have been affected by violence from Islamic State militants, being sold as sex slaves or given as ‘gifts’.
Similarities between Yezidi and Hindu culture
There are some startling similarities between Yezidi and Hindu culture – Yezidis worship “Melek Taus” (Peacock Angel) who is similar to peacock mounted Bhagwan Karthikeya (Murugan); respect for Sun, snakes, lighting diyas & circumambulation for prayer, and belief in reincarnation are some other similarities with Hindu tradition. Their main temple Lalish in Iraq, is very similar to Bhagwan Murugan temples in Bharat.
Yezidis have faced 73 genocides through history, but the latest one unleashed by IS has been among the most brutal ones.
Congress and Marxist Historians Create False Equivalance between IS and RSS
It is a sign of the rot that has set in Bharat’s polity that we have mainstream elements in academia and politics who want to create a false equivalence between a barbaric and despicable Islamist terror organization like IS and the Hindu nationalist organization RSS. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had drawn parallels between IS and RSS at at an event on ‘National Integration’ organized by Muslim organisation Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind. Controversial Marxist historian Irfan Habib (a product of Aligarh Muslim University) has also compared IS with RSS.
With such trivialization of IS crimes, it is not surprising that IS ideology is spreading in Muslim youth. And our media prefers to turn a blind eye to this growing threat.