Dec. 29, 2018
Since America became a world power after WWII, its policies in the middle east have ignored some of the worst practices, such as slavery, which occur almost daily.
In war-torn Syria and Iraq, there has been a dramatic upsurge.
We are talking about the systematic rape and enslavement of Yazidi women by ISIS fighters and the colluding citizens of this trade, all who have been living under the everchanging regimes of Iraq and Syria.
I have in my possession screenshots of cell phone communications on a Kurdish phone company’s network, Korek, that happens to be owned by the Kurdish Prime Minister Nechervan Barazani whose family has ruled half of Kurdistan for about a century.
These screenshots are taken from a Whatsapp like application posted during the last year.
They are advertisements for the sale of female slaves, most probably Yazidi and in one case certainly so. I have translated them with the help of a Yazidi friend and an Arabic scholar.