ISIS Declares Not Enslaving Women Of Other Religions Would Be Apostasy

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ISIS’s English-language publication Dabiq has announced that ISIS is enslaving women and children of the Yazidi minority group, writing that not enslaving so-called pagans would constitute apostasy.

Female Captives held by ISIS
Female Captives held by ISIS

Human Rights Watch released a report on the situation, from the firsthand accounts in the report, captive women and girls are sold as slaves/wives to ISIS fighters, and boys are sent to be trained as soldiers. Some men are held prisoner as well, though it’s not clear to what end. All are forced to convert.