The sisters who tried to strangle each other in bid to avoid being sold off as ISIS sex slaves: Amnesty report reveals desperate plight of female prisoners

 

Thousands of Yazidi women captured as ISIS took Sinjar city in August Girls as young as 12 forced into marriage, raped, and beaten for resisting Others sold to fighters who took them home to live with their wives Many girls commit suicide, according to witnesses who have escaped

 

Chris Pleasance and Jennifer Newton […]

Hirsi Ali slams feminism's 'trivial BS'

Ashe Schow The Washington Examiner 11/20/2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a harsh critic of Islam’s treatment of women, said Wednesday that modern American feminism is focused on “trivial bullshit” and needs to be reclaimed.

Speaking at the Independent Women’s Forum Women of Valor dinner, where she received an award for courage, Hirsi Ali reminded her audience […]

A CNN Host Let a Muslim Cleric Speak Freely. What He Said about Journalism, Terrorism and Sharia Law in America Left the Host Speechless

Zach Noble The Blaze 8/31/2014

British Muslim activist Anjam Choudary appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday morning, and while host Brian Stelter seemed as if he was working hard to give the cleric a fair shake, the veteran journalist couldn’t help but get exasperated as Choudary steadfastly defended his radical Islamic ideology — and joked […]

Female Kurdish Fighters Are A Big Problem For ISIS Extremists

Adam Chandler The Wire BusinessInsider.com 8/18/2014

…Last week, we mentioned the growing role of the PKK, the Kurdish Workers’ Party, in the fighting. Despite being designated a terrorist group by the United States for waging a decades-long battle against Turkey, the group has become a formidable opponent in the battle against ISIS. Helping to lead […]

Iraqi Kurds retake 2 towns from militants, helped by U.S. airstrikes

AP via CBS News 8/10/2014

BAGHDAD – Kurdish forces retook two towns from Sunni militants Sunday a senior Kurdish military official said. The seizure of the towns was one of their first victories after weeks of retreating from the growing militant threat in Iraq.

The Kurds were helped by a fourth round of American airstrikes […]

'They're terrified and exhausted'

@PatrickWitty Twitter 8/10/2014

 

 

“They’re terrified and exhausted,” @moises_saman photographs Yazidi refugees in Iraq @TIME http://t.co/QbhesLzvgZ pic.twitter.com/r0cpYuJxB5

— Patrick Witty (@patrickwitty) August 11, 2014

 

 

 

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Thousands of Yazidi Kurds, including children, have been trapped in the mountains without food and water […]