Horrific details emerge of sex markets operated by Islamic State

Seems, there's nothing virtually left for Islamic State to achieve in order to portray itself as the biggest curse to the mankind. In one of the hundreds of shocking revelations made by the escapees from the ISIS' captivity, an 18-year-old Yazidi girl has exposed the sex trade operated by the terrorist organisation.

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Sep 06, 2015, 00:35 AM IST
Horrific details emerge of sex markets operated by Islamic State

Beirut: Seems, there's nothing virtually left for Islamic State to achieve in order to portray itself as the biggest curse to the mankind. In one of the hundreds of shocking revelations made by the escapees from the ISIS' captivity, an 18-year-old Yazidi girl has exposed the sex trade operated by the terrorist organisation.

According to reports, Jinan, a Yazidi, has revealed that the Islamic State group is running an international sex market in Iraq.

“Dozens of women are brought in a massive reception hall with large columns. The ISIS fighters circulated among us, laughing raucously, pinching our backsides. During such slave markets, Iraqis, Syrians and Westerners are also present. The best-looking girls are reserved for the bosses or wealthy clients from Gulf nations,” AFP quoted Jinan who has written about it in "Daesh's Slave", using an Arabic acronym for the jihadist group.

This is not it, the barbaric clients at this market also make lewd remarks while inspecting the girls they want to buy. “That one has big breasts. But I want a Yazidi with blue eyes and pale skin. Those are the best apparently. I am willing to pay the price,” Jinan had quoted one of the clients.

Furthermore, fighters come to make their purchases in the foyer where traders act as intermediaries between the slave owners and emirs who inspected the "livestock".

"I will exchange your Beretta pistol for the brunette," said one of the traders. "If you prefer to pay cash it is $150 (133 euros). You can also pay in Iraqi dinars,” Janin quoted her two owners who presumed that she did not speak Arabic.

"A man cannot purchase more than three women, unless he is from Syria, Turkey or a Gulf nation," said one, named Abou Omar.

"It's good for business," replied the other, Abou Anas. "A Saudi buyer has transport and food costs that a member of the Islamic State does not. He has a higher quota to make his purchases profitable.

Apparently, the Islamic State makes profit to support the mujahideen through these sex markets.

While narrating her ordeal, Jinan said, “They tortured us, tried to forcefully convert us. If we refused we were beaten, chained outdoors in the sun, forced to drink water with dead mice in it. Sometimes they threatened to torture us with electricity.”

Once she was sold, Jinan's days were punctuated by men's visits to the house where she was imprisoned with other women.

(With AFP inputs)