“PLEASE KILL US!
“...If you know where we are, please bomb us”
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Compassion4Kurdistan, which tries to raise awareness of the Islamic State's persecution of women and children has told BBC World Service how captured Yazidi women are pleading for the coalition to bomb the brothels where they are confined as that would end their misery.
Rape and horrific sexual abuse is occurring at the many brothels that have sprung up in Iraq and Syria and run by the Islamic State to satisfy Jihadists returning from battle. The captured Yazidi woman said, “We would rather embrace death than live a life like this”.
Last week, it was reported the young woman held by ISIS militants was able to speak by cell phone to the Compassion4Kurdistan group and begged them to ask the West to bomb her location.
The woman, who claimed she was speaking for around 45 others from a building in northern Iraq, said, "We Yazidi women and young girls and boys are chained when not being raped. We are forced to parade for Islamic State militants with prices around our necks.
Boys as young as six are tagged with the same price as older women, and the really young girls cost the most. They are encouraged to do whatever they want with us... we can't exist like this.”
The distressed woman reported that children as young as five had died from internal injuries. Their mothers had heard their screams but could do nothing.
In a separate report, the UK Daily Mail claimed that another unidentified woman was among the hundreds who were captured by ISIS during the Sinjar massacre in early August.
Over the phone, a young Yazidi woman alleged she was raped dozens of times daily.
"If you know where we are please bomb us... there is no life beyond this. I'm going to kill myself anyway – some have already killed themselves this morning", she was quoted as saying.
"I've been raped 30 times and it's only the morning, not even midday. I can't even go to the toilet. Please bomb us", the woman begged.
In response to the reports a UN spokesman said, "We remind all armed groups that acts of sexual violence are grave human rights violations and can be considered as war crimes and crimes against humanity".
Hmmm, that should really scare the crap out of them!
[Note: The accompanying graphic is not directly related to the story but might indicate the stress young girls in the story may be experiencing.]