The recent Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) video in which a group of fighters brag as they discuss enslaved women and sell them as if they were cattle begs the question about this group’s barbaric practices, from beheadings to using children as suicide bombers.
No enslaved women were shown in this video on slavery but knowing the organization, we accept that everything discussed is true. The difference between the old al-Qaeda organization and the newly-born ISIS group lies in the declaration of crimes. Previous investigations revealed the role of sex in motivating the youth to join such militant groups and many reports have noted that fighters in jihadist camps engaged in quick sexual relations within the Islamic context. However, al-Qaeda concealed this absurd aspect of its fighters’ lives and presented them as jihadists loyal to their cause and preoccupied with fighting and praying.
ISIS is a group with a political agenda and it uses women to promote itselfAbdulrahman al-Rashed