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From time to time, we channel the findings of Middle-East correspondents Harald Doornbos and his wife Jenan Moussa. They are travelling through Syria, visited Raqqa and other former ISIS ruled regions and try to inform the world on the brutalities that have taken place there. Their biggest concern now is the vast amount of ISIS-fighters who, after their defeat, return back to their homes (in the West) and plan to pick up the lives that they left behind.

They are warning the West to be careful, the fighters have committed brutalities, they are returning home, and until now there is not a single court that can do anything about it, or as Moussa puts it: “When u read my thread on ISIS slavery, it’s shocking to realize there’s no international mechanism or UN court to punish ISIS fighters, no. Many (former) ISIS fighters will walk free.”

Please find a transcript of a conversation Moussa had with a Lebanese ISIS wife, on how Yazidi slaves had to endure virginity tests, rapes and jealousy from ISIS wives, below.

Moussa introduced her thread by stating that:

 “Today marks three years after the horrible ISIS slaughter of Yazidis in Sinjar. At least 3100 male Yazidis were killed, and 7000+ women and children were enslaved. Yazidis have testified about these ISIS crimes extensively, but rarely have ISIS members spoken about the topic of Yazidi slavery. That’s why during my stay in Syria I specifically asked captured ISIS wives, to tell me their version of slavery stories. They are very disturbing. I will now translate my interview (video below) with Lebanese ISIS wife on slavery of Yazidis.”

The Lebanese woman began:

“When ISIS took Sinjar, all Yazidi men they found were killed. ISIS considered them real kuffar [unbelievers] so they had to be killed. The women, they were all gathered. They [ISIS] told the women:

“Take off your clothes,” and then ISIS brought a doctor to inspect them. The ISIS doctor checked who was a virgin and who was married. Upon inspection, the doctor would say: “This is a virgin, this not.”

ISIS would then separate the virgins from the none virgins. They also collected the none adult males (they call them ‘abeed’ or male slaves) and they separated them into a different group too.”

“Many ISIS soldiers participated in the Sinjar battle and afterwards every fighter got a ‘sabiya’ (female Yazidi slave) as a gift. All soldiers were happy to get female slaves because they could have sex with them. Slave owners offered own slaves to their friends, each day a different friend slept with a slave. Sometimes they slept with a slave from ‘the back’ [anal intercourse], which is forbidden in Islam. They end up taking slaves to the hospital because they got injured from the way they had sex with them.”

“Some of the slaves were really young in age. When they sleep with the young girls, they start bleeding, so ISIS fighters sometimes would take them to the hospital for treatment. When it reached al-Baghdadi how fighters were sleeping with slaves, he didn’t accept that. “This isn’t the way to deal with slaves”, he would say. Baghdadi told the ISIS fighters: “Slave owners must do a sharia/religious course. This course will teach you rules on how to deal with slavery.”

“After the completion of sharia course, ISIS fighters kept the slaves to themselves and didn’t allow friends to have sex with their slaves. Also under the new rule: If you wanted to sell your slave, you had to wait until she passes one menstrual cycle before the new owner could sleep with her.”

“Later, the selling slaves became a business. ISIS fighter would buy a slave for $1000. Then he sells her for 3000 dollars to make a profit. There were slave auctions. One fighter said: “I want $10.000 for my slave. Others would say: “No, mine is better, she’s a virgin, therefore $20.000 for her!”

Moussa: “I sat in shock listening to this emotionless ISIS wive. Then, I asked if her own husband had a slave.”

Then the Lebanese woman continued:

“My first husband, who was Lebanese, had a friend who owned a female (Yazidi) slave. He asked my husband’s help to sell his slave. My husband explained to him: “There is a Telegram channel, it is called ‘Souk lil Sabaya’. All the fighters of ISIS are in this group.” I saw many pictures on this telegram channel. ISIS puts pictures of a slave wearing good clothes, makeup, showing her body to get the best price for her. ISIS fighters would then start bidding for the slave. If she’s beautiful, there would be a high price. If she’s pretty and a virgin, she would be VERY expensive. Some even sold for $30.000. My husband was on that channel, selling and buying slaves.”

“A friend of my husband would love to have slaves. He was always changing them and sleeping with them. If he wanted to buy a slave, he did not only want to see pictures, he also wanted to touch her body. He checked if it was good enough for him if her breasts were ok. Some ISIS guys asked: “We will not buy a slave until we see it all. Therefore, they will have to undress. Others were okay with seeing only pictures and did the purchase based on that. Some (ISIS fighters) would say: “I want to see her naked, why should I get cheated and get a bad quality slave?”

“In Raqqa there was a market for slaves. When it’s a slave market, it gets so crowded with Saudi ISIS fighters. ISIS fighters would start fighting in the market over slaves. And when they would take the slave home, their wives would fight with them because they felt jealous.”

“Some ISIS fighters would even treat their female slaves better than their own wives. They would buy makeup and nice clothes for their slave. Some (ISIS) fighters would basically treat their slave good for personal reasons, of course, because they wanted to sleep with her. Others would treat their slave good because they wanted to sell the slave and get more money with their good looking slave. It’s just like selling a car, you have to show the car in its best condition to get the best price. Same goes for slaves.”

“My Lebanese husband did not mind having a slave. But he did not have enough money to buy one. My current Tunisian (ISIS) husband did not want to have a slave. His friend gave him one slave as a gift, but he didn’t take her. My husband hates the issue of slaves. He said: “I don’t accept it that woman I sleep with has slept with many different guys before.”

“One time I saw a slave girl [in Raqqa] and she was crying very loud because every time they would sell her to a different fighter. I told her: “I can’t help you. Either convert to Islam, become Muslim or try to run away.” If I would help her, ISIS would arrest or kill me”

Moussa finished by stating that the above transcript was a “word-by-word translation of what the ISIS wife told me. I interviewed another woman on the same topic. Maybe I will translate that later.”