Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Sex Slavery, Rape and Trafficking is all According to Islamic Law (Sharia).

“Prosperous are the believers who in their prayers are humble and from idle talk turn away and at almsgiving are active and guard their private parts save from their wives and what their right hands own then being not blameworthy.” (Quran 23:1-6)

Captured Yazidi girls
Those whom their “right hands own” (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) are slaves, and inextricable from the concept of Islamic slavery as a whole is the concept of sex slavery, which is rooted in Islam’s devaluation of the lives of non-Muslims.

The Quran stipulates that a man may take four wives as well as hold slave girls as sex slaves. These women are captured in wartime and are considered the spoils of war. Islam avoids the appearance of impropriety, declaring that the taking of these sex slaves does not constitute adultery if the women are already married, for their marriages are ended at the moment of their capture.

A manual of Islamic law directs: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman”s previous marriage is immediately annulled” (Reliance of the Traveller, o9.13). Source: Robert Spencer


‘We were asking them to kill us’ – torment goes on for Yazidi women enslaved by IS, Channel 4, UK, February 6, 2015.

Sometimes one comes across a situation which redefines the notion of what it is to be human in a truly terrible way.

So it is with the conduct of so-called Islamic State (IS) in its would-be jihadist utopia known as the “caliphate”.

I have just emerged, blinking into the light, from editing a film about the rape and abuse of Yazidi women slaves, filmed by my colleague Mehran Bozorgnia.

So shocking is it that whenever I try to talk about it at any length, my eyes well up with tears. Others watching it have reported the same.

Last year some 300, 000 Yazidis fled the lightning advance of IS fighters across Iraq. Some of them sought refuge on Sinjar mountain, where last August we filmed Iraqi helicopters trying to rescue as many as they could. Yazidis crushed one another in a desperate stampede to escape.

Yazidi refugees on Mt Sinjar
Untold numbers died on that mountain in unbearable heat. Western policymakers, reluctant to be sucked back in to Iraq, sent air drops of food and water but judged an international humanitarian airlift unnecessary.

But the inhabitants of the village of Kucho failed to get away in time. The film we have made documents what happened to the women who were trapped behind the IS front line that August.

An excellent Amnesty International report, published in December, reckons that some 300 of those abducted by IS, mostly women and children, have managed to escape, but that “possibly thousands” are still in captivity.

A group of women refugees has shown remarkable bravery in talking on camera to Channel 4 News about their ordeal. Some of them have been made pregnant by the IS fighters who bought them at auction and carted them off to the IS de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, where they were frequently traded as sex slaves between the men.

Some women are known to have committed suicide in captivity.  One woman, 19-year-old Hakimeh Jelo, told us that being forced to convert to Islam shamed and outraged her more than being sold.

“We were asking them to kill us,” she says. “We were pulling their guns towards our heads, but they refused.”

Jalileh Amo, who is 30, told us that women would have their arms broken or skulls cracked if they refused to comply. When the women got better, they would be sold and abused again. Girls as young as eight or nin were sold.  Brief “marriage” services entitled  IS fighters to take the women alongside their existing wives.

To quote one IS document on Yazidis: “One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar (infidels) and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Sharia”.

There’s also an IS “office of religious edicts” which claims: “If she is a virgin, he can have intercourse with her immediately after taking possession of her… it is permissible to buy, sell or give as a gift female captives and slaves, for they are merely property, which can be disposed of…

“It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse; however, if she is not fit for intercourse, then it is enough to enjoy her without intercourse”.


The brutality and misogyny these women and girls have endured is beyond words. Psychological counselling is virtually non-existent.

And a Yazidi religious leader makes clear in the film that, although the women will be welcomed back into society, their as yet unborn babies will not.

Many of the women have scores of relatives missing and presumed dead. Hundreds of their menfolk from Kucho village were lined up and shot. Survivors, who hid under piles of bodies, have lived to tell the story.

The women escaped thanks to the kindness of individuals, including Muslim women in the households where they were kept. They waited for their IS male captors to leave for the front line and reached out to a Yazidi rescue network via the internet or through sending texts on  mobile phones.

There is no going back to Kucho. It is surrounded by Arab villages, which stand accused by refugees of colluding in kidnap and murder. The women we have spoken to want to go to Europe or America.

And with the fate of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, so may go Iraq itself: a nation torn apart by sectarian hatred,  unless the atrocities now perpetrated by Islamic State can bring the country to its senses.