Who Will Confront the Islamic Rape State?

I am saddened but not surprised that not many media cover what the Islamic State is doing to the women of Iraq. Few of us want to think about organized, mass rape sanctioned by a government. Even uglier is the fact that religious minorities are targeted — Christian women, but especially Yazidis, whom Islamic State authorities consider polytheists, and therefore fair game for any kind of abuse. Women in many other countries face persecution and abuse at the hands of Islamists, such as the dozens of girls abducted and sold in Nigeria by Boko Haram.

Share