The mainstream media and leftists in general consistently beat everyone over the head with the idea that Islam is a religion of peace, doing their best to make a distinction between “moderate” Muslim practice and the more radicalized, “extreme” form we typically see on the news.
Sure, there’s definitely a difference between those who actually practice what the Koran says and others who sort of read into it whatever they want, but the bottom line is, those who claim to be “moderate” are not speaking out enough against groups like ISIS. Their silence could easily be taken for a show of support.
Regardless of where you stand in the overall debate above, the truth of the matter is radical Islamic terror groups like ISIS commit great acts of evil, whether that would be murdering people using methods so horrific it would make Hitler lose his lunch, or severely oppressing folks and taking away their God-given liberty, and they use Islam as their justification for it.
A good case in point is how, despite taking some massive losses recently, ISIS still has thousands of Yazidi women held prisoner as sex slaves.
Iraqi officials recently spoke with the Agence France Press stating that almost half of these women kidnapped by ISIS back when they took the Yazidi territory of Mount Sinjar in 2014 are still missing.
Here are more details from the Daily Caller:
Nearly half of the women have escaped the terrorist group with grim stories of child rape, wholesale sex slavery, and imprisonment. ISIS routinely rapes young girls as young as 12, often buying and selling women across Syria and Iraq. The religious justification of rape is a powerful recruiting tool for ISIS as it provides sexual loophole to men from deeply religious communities where casual sex is forbidden.
A 12-year-old Yazidi girl held by ISIS at one point told The New York Times in 2015 that she pleaded with her captor to stop raping her. In response, in he told her “that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God.”
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Apparently, ISIS also frowns upon those who refuse to comply with their orders, as a group of 19 young girls discovered after saying “no” to being sex slaves. They were promptly taken to the center of the city of Mosul and burned alive.
The question that needs to be answered by leftists is where all of their outrage has gone? Are they not the same folk who scream and cry about the “patriarchy” and women having equal rights and all of that? Does that idea only apply to non-Muslim women?
Or maybe it’s just that the majority of feminist ideology is bogus and only trotted out by people when they want to score political points or to look relevant in the eyes of a culture obsessed with having a “cause?”
The bottom line is that these women are being abused in ways so awful and horrifying that they’re pretty much the stuff nightmares are made of, and yet, the left seems to care very little about these people, opting instead to pander to the Muslim demographic to win elections.
Let’s hope and pray these missing girls are found, as safe and healthy as possible, and groups like ISIS are dismantled once and for all.