October 30th, 2014
11:20 AM ET

'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS

By Ivan Watson

Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August.

She described to me in chilling detail, how the jihadis first demanded that members of her Yazidi religious minority convert to Islam. Then they stripped villagers of their jewelry, money and cellphones. They separated the men from the women.

A United Nations report explained what happened next. ISIS "gathered all the males older than 10 years of age at the local school, took them outside the village by pick-up trucks, and shot them."

Among those believed dead were Jana's father and eldest brother.

A different fate lay in store for the women.

Topics: In The News • Life In Slavery • Voices

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  1. rick

    Yes.. It is a continuing problem. And has been the staple of muslim beliefs since the very begining. They can deny all they want. But it and MANY other human attrocities are called for in their Q'oran. Hatred of those and murder for those who can see thru the lies.. False claims.. Even more false beliefs.. And are not fooled by it. The constant "convert or die" is obviously there to kill everyone not forced into slavery of child molesters.. Just like their so called "phrophet". The truth is obvious to any with intelligence.. And that they are trying to prevent also by destroying books.. Schools.. Any education not directly quoting from the teachings.. From a ILLITERATE phrophet who couldnt read the papers he is supposed to have wrote! But that little fact is also suppresed by them. In fact. Little or NOTHING in history is supported by most of the claims. But. That matters not. When most are raped by them. Or murdered.. They cant hide that truth now can they??

    October 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  2. rick

    And on a blog just after this one. Have the NERVE to try and justify the barbaric practices of slavery... Rape.. Murder.. Imprisonment.. All by quoting from the same book from one particular religion! When THAT is finaly put where it realy belongs.. And its inhuman treatment directions.. THEN a huge change will sweep through the rest of world.. But only after thousands suffer because of it. And the world unites to totaly stop the attrocities called for by it.. Only then..

    November 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  3. Al

    A human in any way or form should not be worshipped. A prey should not be worshiped.

    November 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  4. unknown

    In all honesty this is ridiculous women are not toys to be played with and men are not targets to shoot at for the heck of it. Rape and murder is not the answer to anything but taking pain out on others. Its horrible the nerve the people have to things like this people would be so much more successful if they stayed out if things like this.

    November 14, 2014 at 9:31 am | Reply
  5. godschild

    This war with the iss reminds me of world war 2, how one man tries to make a perfect race.. Under his own thoughts and ways..their behavior is not and never be of God,killing is not of God, hatred is not of God, hurting women is not of god, what they do is of evil and misguided teachings,
    Women be strong, women be brave, women let your voices be heard, we as women will have to stop the hate, it starts at home. With our children and husbands, when will we say ..enough already..be still men, be still boys..it starts with showing them how to live without hate, without violence.

    November 29, 2014 at 7:11 am | Reply
  6. godschild

    I am letting my voice be heard, for the women whose can't be heard, men of iss ..enough already.. Stop your destructive behavior, there is no honor in killing, there is no honor in rape
    There is no honor in slavery,you accused Americans of having no honor

    November 29, 2014 at 7:26 am | Reply
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