“Even if I had lost both eyes, it would have been worth it, because I have survived them.” *** The Sunni extremists view the Yazidis as barely human. The activist showed AP the negotiations for the captives in encrypted conversations as they were occurring in real time.The Yazidi faith combines elements of Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism, an ancient Persian religion. The postings appear primarily on Telegram and on Facebook and Whats App to a lesser degree, he said.Like the Bible, some passages of the Quran implicitly condone slavery, which was widespread when the holy book emerged.
has escaped from this owner,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for the group.
The AP has obtained a batch of 48 head shots of the captives, smuggled out of the IS-controlled region by an escapee, which people familiar with them say are similar to those in the extremists’ slave database and the smartphone apps.
Saved by the man who smuggled her out, she counts herself among the lucky.
“I managed in the end, thanks to God, I managed to get away from those infidels,” the 18-year-told the AP from a bed at her uncle’s home in the northern Iraqi town of Baadre. ” IS relies on encrypted apps to sell the women and girls, according to an activist who is documenting the transactions and asked not to be named for fear of his safety.
“Telegram is extremely popular in the Middle East, among other regions,” said Telegram spokesman Markus Ra.