In addition to the posting for the 12-year-old in a group with hundreds of members, the AP viewed an ad on Whats App for a mother with a 3-year-old and a 7-month-old baby, with a price of ,700.“She wants her owner to sell her,” read the posting, followed by a photo.In the 19th and early 20th centuries, most Muslim scholars backed the banning of slavery, citing Quranic verses that say freeing them is a blessing.Some hard-liners, however, continued to insist that under Shariah, sex slavery must be permitted, though the Islamic State group is the first in the modern era to bring it into organized practice.Their pre-war population in Iraq was estimated around 500,000. Nadia Mourad, an escapee, has appeared before the US Congress and the European Parliament to appeal for international help. Both Facebook-owned Whats App and Telegram use end-to-end encryption to protect users’ privacy.“Daesh is proud of what it’s done to the Yazidis,” she said to Parliament. Both have said they consider protecting private conversations and data paramount, and that they themselves cannot access users’ content.
A land mine exploded, killing her companions, 8-year-old Almas and Katherine, 20. The explosion left Lamiya blind in her right eye, her face scarred by melted skin.
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While the Islamic State group is losing territory in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on the estimated 3,000 women and girls held as sex slaves.
In a fusion of ancient barbaric practices and modern technology, IS sells the women like chattel on smartphone apps and shares databases that contain their photographs and the names of their “owners” to prevent their escape through IS checkpoints.