ISIS Reportedly Holds Koran Competition With Slave Girls As Top Three Prizes

Islamic_State_(IS)_insurgents,_Anbar_Province,_IraqAs ISIS prepares to destroy another priceless ancient city, it is adding to its atrocities in the rape and enslavement of Yazidi and Christian girls and women in Iraq. Various news sites are reporting that the Islamic militants are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan by holding a contest to memorize the Koran. The top three prizes are girl slaves or “sibyl.”

The fundamentalist Sunni group follows the Koran literally and thus believes that Muslim men have the right to female slaves. The announcement was made on Twitter and lists money prizes for those not receiving female slaves. It tells competitors to come to one of four mosques including the “Mosques of Abu Bakr el-Sadiq, The Mosque of Osama Bin Laden, The Mosque of Abu Musab el-Zarqawi or The Mosque of el-Taqwa, and listed prizes, including “slave girls” and Syrian currency amounting to $500 and less. It concludes with “We ask the great lord to make your life easier and to grant you with what he loves and what pleases him.”

In any other war, such stories would be dismissed as wildly manufactured and untrue. However, ISIS appears intent on shocking the world and conveying that it will not yield to international criticism in its creation of its view of a pure Islamic state. The enslavement and rape of Christian and Yazidi girls is well-documented. Indeed, ISIS has published price guidelines for such captives with women 40 and 50 years old sold for just $40, girls between 10 and 20 years old auctioned for $129 each, and children under 10 commanding higher prices. A United Nation envoy has documented girls and women being traded for as little as a pack of cigarettes as they are passed around ISIS fighters as war prizes.

Source: Fox

76 thoughts on “ISIS Reportedly Holds Koran Competition With Slave Girls As Top Three Prizes”

  1. You would think that the presence of slavery, especially of women, would be considered a relevant topic to discuss of current events. Considering that slavery that occurred over 200 years ago is considered relevant to society’s current ills in many circles, one would think that the presence of actual slavery . . . today . . . would be an important headline.

  2. I am so curious why there is this consistent pushback when there are any reports of yet another human rights travesty in the Middle East. Like it’s somehow rude or unethical to mention it because we might offend someone. Meanwhile, prepubescent girls are kidnapped and sold into slavery forever . No one is going to free them or send them to counseling or get them back into the arms of their mothers. This is their life. And some of them will have suicide vests strapped on to them or murdered in some other way after years of sexual assaults. Sorry if this is viewed as micro aggression, but I care more deeply about their plight than about anyone’s triggers.

    I’ve followed the plight of women in the ME, as well as rural women in China, for many years. I don’t know what’s wrong with people who criticize getting the word out. We cannot impose our values on other lands, but we sure can complain about them, shine a spotlight on them, and get support to vote with our dollars.

    Since we live in a land of the Free Press (except where it concerns Hillary Clinton, various other politicians, and the White House), as well as Free Speech, journalists have a job to also expose illegal or objectionable activity here in the US, as well.

    So it is false logic to say for some reason that we are wrong to discuss the open, sanctioned sex trade of women and young girls by a terrorist organization because we did not also, in the same conversation, discuss the illegal, and prosecuted sex trade that we fight here. That is yet another side effect of our open border, as it is also used by sex traffickers.

    ISIS are pigs. Those poor girls have my sympathy and prayers.

  3. Tjustice,
    I’m certain then you fully support JW’s pursuit of full disclosure.

    “New York magazine reported that in 2002, Clinton recruited Epstein to make his plane available for a week-long anti-poverty and anti-AIDS tour of Africa with Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker, billionaire Ron Burkle, and Clinton confidant Gayle Smith (who now serves on Barack Obama’s National Security Council). The logs from that trip show that Maxwell, Kellen, and a woman named Chauntae Davies joined the entourage for five days. Davies is a soft-core pornography movie actress, who appeared in Epstein’s address book under an entry for “massages.” Clinton allegedly severed his connections with Epstein once allegations over the millionaire sex offender’s illegal behavior surfaced and he was arrested back in 2005.”

    “If there is nothing to hide in the Epstein scandal, then why is the Obama administration breaking federal transparency law rather than giving us information about his travels? That we’ve now had to go to federal court to try to get this Secret Service information speaks volumes,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Beginning with his misuse of state troopers when he was an Arkansas governor, Bill Clinton has a long record of abusing his taxpayer-funded security details to facilitate and cover-up his illicit sexual activities.”

  4. @ Tjustice

    You were the one who said you hadn’t seen any reports. Not me.

    I do not dispute that there is sex trafficking and slavery IN the United States. However to try to make an equivalent to ISIS where the slavery is condoned and even encouraged with contests where the prizes are prepubescent girls is a little bit disingenuous to say the least. While terrible and morally depraved the two situations in the US versus ISIS are not even remotely comparable.

    Disingenuous: Disingenuous usually means “insincere” and often seems to be a synonym of cynical or calculating. Not surprisingly, the word is used often in political contexts,

  5. Also, I’ve not read/seen one article about the sex slave trade in the United States

    Do we have an officially sanctioned slave trade in the United States that we don’t know about? If so, we should certainly have some major stories about THAT.

    I’m not disputing or doubting that sex slavery and other forms of involuntary servitude to exist in the US…….and worldwide. However, those are not officially sanctioned, approved or advertized with contests with children as sex slaves as door prizes.

    Slavery is illegal, immoral and when caught, IN the US, prosecuted. (we hope, anyway)

  6. it’s could not care less, not could care less.

    It can be BOTH!

    If you consider the sliding scale of 100% being in favor of an idea….or 100% being opposed…You could care less or not care less.

    I could not care less…….. because my level of how much I care for or dislike an idea is at 0%… It is hard to care less than 0%. Although….for example: I suppose I could hate this idea and that could be less than 0. My hate level is -10%

    I could care less.. My level of care is about 50%. I could care less in the future but choose to keep my level of care at the level it is now.

    For example. I could care less about gay marriage. I’m currently at the 50/50 level of meh about the whole thing. So I “could” care less. I choose not to change my level of care…but I could. However, it people keep it up…..I “could” care less.


  7. Bam Bam

    Also, I’ve not read/seen one article about the sex slave trade in the United States (which has grown in the blog’s time). So this “concern” is not about the sex slavery; otherwise, you would immediately see how it affects your homeland, this concern is jingoism wrapped in, as Greenwald wrote, an “orgy of condemnation.”

  8. bam bam

    Back to the actual topic. It’s a basic ethical consideration to point out atrocities of your own government before looking to others. ISIS is of course grotesque, but individuals yelling that simply tell our leaders that it’s fine to indiscriminately kill people in Iraq and Syria – no matter if it’s ISIS or not. This blog barely points out basic civil liberty abuses committed by our government, but goes above and beyond to demonstrate the evil and abuse of Muslim governments. In the US, we do have some level of a voice with free speech. It’s better used on things we may have the power to actually change. And most people don’t have as vast a knowledge as they think about other sovereign nation-states. There are histories and perspectives that do not always comport with our style of thinking. Of course, ISIS atrocities are just that, but this blog would never use that term in the same line as a us president or the united states or of a founding father – when all committed just that, atrocities, in practice.

    “Inability to face the truth about oneself is all too common a feature of the intellectual culture and it has ominous implications.” -Chomsky

    Keep me posted on if Erdogan listens to JT and DS concerns about his abuses (the highest court in Turkey couldn’t get him to listen).

  9. TJustice

    You are correct. I should’ve written couldn’t care less, not could care less.

    I stand corrected.

  10. Karen

    If you think all the innocents in Viet Nam, Gaza, and else where were simply collateral damage then you have been just as brainwashed as the thugs in Syria. The US dropped more ordinance on Viet Nam than all the bombs in WW1 and WW2 combined by all sides. Two million dead civilians were not collateral damage. That was straight killing to kill the will of the enemy to fight. In the case of Viet Nam the US was the enemy and the invader. In the case of Gaza the ten to twelve Palestinians for every Israeli are not collateral damage but an equation of might. Occupation forces with superior military capabilities have done that since the beginning of time.

    In the end if it comes down to whose side your on and anything done on your side is excusable but on the other side it’s murder, then it just depends on whose side you are on. In this particular instance with ISIS they are thugs garnering power through chaos. Fighting them is a just war and if the US contributes to the deaths of civilians then that would be collateral damage. However, it has not always been so and probably not always be so.

    The British tied Sepoy Mutineers to cannons and blew them to bits to make their point. They drank tea and watched. The Sepoys wanted the British out of their India. It gets kind of confusing unless god is on your side.

    1. issac – God is always on your side. However, sometimes your side loses.

  11. Pogo gave an account up thread of the hundreds of millions killed in the name of atheism. Haters of religion, and I have disdain for organized religion myself, can never account for the killing Communists. But, they keep bangin’ that drum.

  12. Re: spades. Just for the heck of it I looked this up, and, as suspected:

    “To be clear, the “spade” in the Erasmus translation has nothing to do with a deck of cards, but rather the gardening tool. In fact, one form of the expression that emerged later was “”To call a spade a spade” entered the English language when Nicholas Udall translated Erasmus in 1542. Famous authors who have used it in their works include Charles Dickens and W. Somerset Maugham, among others. to call a spade a bloody shovel.” The early usages of the word “spade” did not refer to either race or skin color.” The term “spade” did not begin to carry racial significance until the 1920s,

    “We stand again to look America squarely in the face and call a spade a spade. We sing: This country of ours, despite all its better souls have done and dreamed, is yet a shameful land.”–W.E.B DuBois, “Returning Soldiers” 1919.

  13. Notice how the victims of these atrocities are completely ignored by those crying loudest about freedom and civil liberties. Not a single word condemning the actions being conducted against these innocent children and women. Talk about propaganda warping the minds and sensibilities of allegedly educated individuals. The lives of Yazidi and Christian children and women, targeted for rape and enslavement, are totally ignored by the same people who claim to be proponents of civil liberties. Yeah. Right. The same people chanting Black Lives Matter could care less about the victims in this story.

  14. Some comments and queries re: the “intolerant towards anyone who believes in God.” stuff.

    1. Intolerance is impolite, Dave. The correct reaction is disdainful bemusement.
    2. Which god? The capital G implies a specific, but there are 5 major religions, approximately 4200 minor religions, and boundless sects within those. Please be specific.
    3. Comparing thumb twiddling to praying is awesome, rhetorically speaking, and being awesome is not appropriate without the correct, corresponding trigger warning, i.e. “this comment contains awesomeness”
    4. Saying that the folks killed in Emanuel Church were killed because they were persecuted Christians, and not because they were black (like the killer said), is a false analogy and a really cheap play–you are penalized with negative awesomeness.
    5.I’m really sick of trying to be accommodating and even a little funny. On an individual scale, religion can count truly wonderful people among its ranks, but historically oppression and open war are repeating motifs–both in starting wars, violence, slavery, and oppression. Wherever religions interact, there is conflict and struggle, with the dominant faction bringing metaphorical hellfire to their rivals.

    Why? Because religions tend to include the element of a singular relationship with a god–The God–that translates into a mandate of moral, social, and ethical superiority. I respect many Christians, Jews, and Muslims–as human beings despite their belief in supernatural bogeymen.

    I keep my mouth shut, for the most part, less out of respect than from fear of exposure as an atheist. You want to see intolerance, try saying “I’m an atheist” when some nosy parent of your kids’ friends gets a big smile on their face and asks, “where do you worship?” How do you answer that one and still score a playdate for your kid? (And I do so want to say “we go to the church of mind your own damned business, thanks.”) I hear about the “atheist agenda” and I laugh–just like my gay friends haven’t been included in the national conferences to determine the gay agenda, I was not consulted on any atheist agenda beyond please just leave me the hell alone and stay out of my kids’ school books and my wife’s vagina thank you.

    So: intolerant? No. Exhausted, disgusted, baffled, bemused. I mean: angels? Are you kidding me? I’m sorry if I’m being offensive, but writing out my demons is a lot easier than casting them into a bunch of swine and running them off a cliff.

  15. Dave is right.

    I came here thinking this site was related to civil liberties.

    No way. This blog is way more political than it leads on. When discussing ISIS, Al Qaeda, or almost any nation of mainly Muslims it’s merely a propaganda campaign… Civil liberties only matter when particular persons are involved. That’s basic injustice.

  16. Olly:

    “I responded to you directly and addressed what I perceived as your intolerant attitude towards anyone that believes in God.”

    My attitude has little to do with the substance of what I say, none of which was addressed specifically. Again, define intolerance. I rip bad ideas in the same way I expect my ideas to be ripped. Intolerance implies want of censorship of some sort. Where exactly am I censoring or wishing to censor anyone. Whining isn’t a counterargument.

    “I’ll pray on it and perhaps God will inspire to me to respond in a way that satiates your ego.”

    And I’ll twiddle my thumbs to end poverty.

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