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ICC Note: Reports show that as many as 250 women, many of the Christian faith, have been executed in Mosul for refusing to be a part of the Jihadi sex slave market. On occasion, family members of the women/girls were also killed as retribution. The sexual abuses of minority religion women is a systematic and gruesome part of the Islamic State’s campaign of establishing a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Reports and testimonies tell of women being passed around to different jihadists and traded on markets for as little at $20.

04/22/2016 Iraq (Christian Post) – The Islamic State terrorist organization has executed as many as 250 women and some of their families in Mosul for refusing to become sex slaves, a Kurdish official has said.

In an interview with the Iranian-based AhlulBayt news agency, Said Mamuzini, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official from Mosul, explained that IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has enforced severe consequences on women who refuse to participate in “sexual jihad.”

Since conquering Iraq’s second-largest city in June 2014, the militant group has forced hundreds, if not thousands, of religious minority women to sexually submit to the group’s jihadis by way of forced, temporary marriages.

As IS considers the so-called marriages and raping of sex slaves to be vital in its “sexual jihad” or “jihad al-nikah,” the group has not shied away from executing women who refuse to submit to IS terrorists.

According to Mamuzini, the group has killed at least 250 women for refusing to be sex slaves since it has taken control of the town. He adds that IS has also killed some of the women’s family members because of their refusal to have sex with jihadis.

Although IS wants to force innocent women to participate in temporary marriages, Ghayas Surchi, an official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Mosul, told AhlulBayt that the women have no choice over who they marry.

Religious minority women under IS control are often repeatedly sold from jihadi to jihadi. Once militants get tired of raping and abusing one particular girl, they usually sell them off to one of their militant buddies so they can rape and abuse them at their own pleasure.

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