Mrs. Charise Breeden-Balaam
October 1, 2014
In this article, one is informed of the living conditions of teenage girls after being captured by members of the ISIS terrorist group or organization. Each women imprisoned by ISIS underwent a series of brutal beatings, torture, and were also raped as well. After having to deal with all these obscurities the women felt very degraded and dishonored. Not only were they beaten and tortured and such, but also a good amount of women were sold as slaves or “gifts”. It was said by one of the woman that a certain point, death even by suicide was more desirable then having to live under ISIS containment and their gruesome or barbaric control. Women became fragile and ill because they were poorly nourished, barely being given anything to eat and little to drink. The bottom line here is that these women are being captured and tortured heavily due to the fact of not being part of the Islamic community. Each was given copies of the Koran and were forced to read and follow it. If the women did not follow the Koran they were once again beaten, tortured, and or raped. At the same time of being forced to follow the Koran they would be forced to watch the beheadings of men from near and far. Some were actually from the same region as the women telling their horrific stories. The region some of the men came from was the Yazidi minority group in Northern Iraq. Not to forget, because of the mass murders of the Yazidi tribe and other minority groups resulting in the beheadings of men, President Obama then stepped in the picture. President Obama was led to sanction a series of airstrikes against ISIS within Iraq. The United States then bombed Syria, which led to other countries to join in on the attack against ISIS. Countries such as Britain and Turkey joined the airstrike campaign. All in all, because of the hardships these women have gone through and continue to face, the United States has been...
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