The Yazidi women captured as “Spea” by Daash
Several media have reported event and adopted and these media have relied on some stories told by the Yezidis themseleves in Iraq and on other conversations which have been circulating here and there with civilians and activists, and none of either reports or convesations have been proven. However, after several investigation and research on this issue, we managed to come accross a ISIS element (in the security) who assured us that ISIS has captured women Yazidis from Iraq, and only virgins were taken as ” Spaea” while women married or pregnant have not been concerned.
The same source also confirmed to us that ISIS, after the battles in Iraq, gathered all the women who were being detained and captured the virgins without the others ,and were dispatched among the ISIS soldiers who participated to the battle exclusively. The soldier will convene to marry her after she converts into Islam.
After marrying her, he might decide to divorce her and pass her onto another fighers of ISIS. Some of them were brought to Raqqa province, (and in small number), for senior leaders in ISIS who did not bring them to the city of Raqqa to avoid activists and their sources leaking quickly the news. They were taken secretly to the Northern Countryside – Tal Abyad and Ain Issa- and other specific areas of the countryside according to that source.
He also mentioned to us that the leaders of ISIS in Raqqa tried to hide the issue and confined
it to the the inner circle of leaders and security officials, and were careful that this issue should not be known as much as possible to the civilians
We have tried hard and in vain to get pictures or a video clip
It is worth mentioning here that we had previously denied categorically issues which cited cases of sales for women and we note here cases of captivity are happening, and not sales and purchases of women, but after intensive investigation and search, we were able to contact with one of person in ISIS (security) who confirmed the above report.
ISIS is practicing these crimes through legal Fatwa as broadcasted by Abu Mohammad Adnani, Daesh spokesperson:
(and I promise you, God willing, that this campaign is your last one., (…) however, this time we will conquer you and you will ever no more [conquer us], then, we will conquer your Roma, and break your crosses, and capture your virgins as “Spea”, God willing. As the Almigthy made this promess and never breaks his promise. If we do not realize it then, our children and grand children will, and will sell your children into market market for slaves)
We asked the member of ISIS in the security, if there is any legal justification to the capture of virgins as “Spea”. He answered that ” According to Islam, we do not capture women. Those who are made are captured as “Spea”, are those women who fought Islam, heretics and renegates who encourage to fight ISIS, No doubt that this women captured as “Spea” by the muslims will bring them greater reward, thus when she converts to God’s religion and become muslim, she saves herself from eternity in Hell.”
- When we asked him then why not impose on them jizya or Kurdish fighters fighters are not captured as “Spea” in Ain Arab, he then, replied
- “No these are not Jews or Christians, in order to impose upon them a jizya and we consider them as Satanists”.
Translatd by YS to Raqqa_SI