Anti-Predator Project

The Islamic State Is Forcing Women to Be Sex Slaves

Women and girls as young as 11 have been systematically raped by fighters for the Islamic State, which has made sex slavery a pillar of its self-proclaimed caliphate.

The New York Times interviewed 21 women and girls in Iraq who recently escaped Islamic State captivity, examined the group’s communications and talked to terrorism and religious experts for a chilling report by Rukmini Callimachi, a correspondent who covers Islamic extremism.

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