ISIS, or ISIL, has been ravaging areas of Iraq and Syria in its ongoing reign of terror framed as a holy war. Adding to the violence the Islamist extremists have already enacted, there are reports that thousands of women in the region are being raped in order to populate territories the group has seized.
The New York Post published a report earlier Monday regarding this vicious assault, in which ISIS is hoping to fill its “caliphate,” or Islamic state, with children they can mold into future supporters of the regime. Further, it appears that some of the ISIS fighters are acting out of line with senior commanders and following their own orders.
From the Post:
Young militants are running wild to the chagrin of their more sophisticated and p.r.-savvy commanders, an Iraqi official told The Post.
The motivation of the rapists is twofold: They want to make ISIS babies — and they are just plain out for twisted thrills.
“You have these young ISIS fighters carrying machine guns and they . . . want to have sex,” the official said.
But their commanders, who are focused on their savage war, have ordered the young fighters to keep their zippers closed.
“The ISIS commanders take a more official position,” the source said. “They don’t want them to mess around with the women. They only want them to fight.”
Complicating matters is that the Post source also said a respected Islamic cleric has ordered the young men to carry out the assaults. Although the rapes are not supported by the higher-ups in ISIS, there is reports of other crimes and human rights violations occurring within their caliphate borders such as extortion and the like.
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