According to a Middle Eastern news source, a recently freed Yazidi woman who was taken captive by ISIS revealed her horrifying story. After guards captured her, and starved her, they killed her one-year-old son, and cooked him.
They tricked her into eating her child.
She was kept in a room and starved for days, when guards suddenly brought her a plate of food. When she was done eating, the ISIS guards told her that this was the son that they captured from her.
The Daily Mail reports:
During a harrowing television interview, Dakhill told Egyptian TV channel Extra News: ‘One of the women whom we managed to retrieve from ISIS said that she was held in a cellar for three days without food or water.
‘Afterwards, they brought her a plate of rice and meat. She ate the food because she was very hungry.
‘When she was finished they said to her: “We cooked your one-year-old son that we took from you, and this is what you just ate”.’
The interviewer had to pause to wipe away tears as he took in the sickening details.
But Dakhill revealed yet more atrocities carried out by the extremist group, which is on the retreat in northern Iraq after a US-backed push by the country’s armed forces.
She revealed that one little girl, aged just ten, had been raped to death before her father and five sisters.
‘One of the girls said that they took six of her sisters,’ she said.
‘Her younger sister, a ten-year-old girl, was raped to death in front of her father and sisters. She was ten-years-old.
‘The question that we ask yourselves is: “Why? Why did these savages do this to us?”.’
The beliefs of the Yazidi community combine elements of several ancient Middle Eastern religions.
When ISIS swept across northern Iraq almost three years ago, it carried out massacres against the minority which the United Nations said qualified as genocide.
ISIS has been capturing Yazidi women as sex slaves since 2014. A number of them manage to either escape, or be freed.
The stories that Yazidi refugees have particular atrocities as their religion ‘offends’ Islam. Yet, countries are still accepting more Muslim refugees than Yazidis, despite the obvious genocide against them.