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A Yazidi girl who was kidnapped by ISIS and repeatedly raped fainted confronting her attacker on Iraqi TV, according to an article on the Clarion Project web site.
Many rape victims never get to confront their abusers. However, this is exactly what happened to 20-year-old Ashwaq Haji Hamid, according to a JPost article.
In a report aired by Iraq’s Al-Iraqiya Network last week and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Hamid spoke out about her experiences as a sex slave for the Islamic State when she was only 14.
The ISIS terrorist was captured and is now in a prison in Iraq. On the show, he admitted to raping and beating her.
The confrontation enabled Ashwaq Haji Hamid to face down her rapist, who she said raped her three times a day and beat her three or four times a day.
Hamid, crying, eventually collapsed under the emotion of the situation and fainted in the TV studio.
Here is a translation of her words:
“Lift up your head! Why did you do this to me? Why?
“Because I am a Yazidi? I was just 14-years old when you raped me. Lift up your head!
“Do you have a sister? Do you have feelings? Do you have honor? I was 14-years old, the age of your daughter or son, the age of your sister.
“You ruined my life! You took everything from me, all my dreams.
“I was once under ISIS in your hands. But now, you will know what the punishment is, the torture, the loneliness. If you had even a small amount of feelings, you wouldn’t have raped me at the age of 14.
“I was same age as your son, your daughter!”
JPost reported that the program also did an interview with Abu Humam; an ISIS terrorist that had kept her captive and repeatedly raped her. Abu Humam had been captured and is currently being held by Iraqi intelligence.
Hamid described being captured by ISIS terrorists. After being kidnapped, she and her family were taken to Syria, according to the JPost report.
“We were worried and didn’t know what would become of us, and whether we would be killed or not,” Hamid said. “However, we took some comfort in being together – we would either live together or die together. But then they separated us from one another.”
Afterwards, she and all the Yazidi women above the age of nine – numbering between 300 and 400 women – were taken to Mosul in Iraq. They were kept there for three days and were used as gifts or sold cheaply, but several were then sent away to Syria. Those who were kept behind were given to the ISIS fighters that participated in the raid on Sinjar.
In 2014, the terror group ISIS invaded large swaths of the Anbar and Nineveh provinces, especially targeting the Yazidi population. The men and older boys were murdered, the young boys were brainwashed to be “Cubs of the Caliphate” and the women and girls were used as sex slaves.
Many of the girls were auctioned off in slave markets, passed from one jihadi to another or given as prizes in Quran contests. Most Yazidis saw their entire family devastated. Some of the girls committed suicide, some managed to run away and some were rescued for ransom money.
Some who bore children were ostracized by their own communities along with their children. (Clarion Project & JPost)