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Yazidi Girls Seized by ISIL Speak Out After Escape November 16, 2014

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The New York Times reports on the experiences of Yazidi girls who had been taken captive by ISIL and sold in Islamic State slave markets. Goddesses calls the kidnapping rapists who do this by the acronym ISIL rather than Isis, which is the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess.

The report in the New York Times tells the tales of five girls and women who recently escaped and agreed to be interviewed, and reveals that:

“The Islamic State itself has openly acknowledged its slavery industry. In an article last month in Dabiq, the group’s online English-language magazine, the Islamic State said it was reviving a custom justified under Shariah.

“One fifth of the slaves were transferred to the Islamic State’s authority to be divided as khums, a tax on war spoils, and the rest were divided among the fighters who participated in the Sinjar operation, the article said.

“Yazidis follow a religion influenced by a medley of faiths, including Zoroastrianism, one of Earth’s oldest monotheistic religions, founded by the Prophet Zoroaster in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago.

“The Islamic State regards them as devil-worshiping pagans.”

Egyptian Goddess Isis

Cleopatra considered herself to be the living incarnation of Isis, as did her priests. Here she is depicted dying after self administration of a poisonous snake bite.

Cleopatra considered herself to be the living incarnation of Isis, as did her priests. Here she is depicted dying after self administration of a poisonous snake bite.