For Some, Sex Appeal Is Part of Jihad’s Lure

According to the report, women captured and enslaved by ISIS, Boko Haram and other Islamist terror groups are not only being raped: they are frequently forced to convert to Islam; used as revenue streams via prostitution, sex trafficking or demands for ransom from their families; or “treated as the wages of war, being gifted as a form of in-kind compensation or payment to fighters who are then entitled to resell or exploit them as they wish.” They are offered up as enticements in recruitment efforts, which often come with promises of wives or private sex slaves. And they are often forced to act as human shields or suicide bombers.