JNN 19 Aug 2014 Baghdad : Takfiri ISIL Terrorists have kidnapped up to 3,000 women and girls from the Izadi community in northern Iraq over the past two weeks, Amnesty International says. Islamic State terrorists have ‘massacred’ at least 80 Izadis after they refused to convert to Wahabism, it has been claimed.
Donatella Rovera, the Amnesty’s senior crisis response adviser, said the kidnappings took place in villages east of Mount Sinjar, where people have taken up arms against the ISIL terrorists.
The insurgents allegedly stormed into the small village of Kojo in northern Iraq, where they spent five days trying to persuade villagers to take up Wahabism as their religion.
When they refused, the male members of the ancient sect were reportedly rounded up and shot dead, while more than 100 women and girls were kidnapped.
‘They arrived in vehicles and they started their killing this afternoon,’ senior Kurdish official Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters yesterday. ‘We believe it’s because of their creed: convert or be killed.’
The women and girls abducted from the village, situated around 12 miles south of Sinjar, were being taken to the ISIS-controlled cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, the official said.
Rovera also stressed that the terrrorists also kidnapped entire families in the region who could not manage to flee, adding the fate of thousands of abductees has remained uncertain.
“The victims are of all ages, from babies to elderly men and women,” she said.
The Amnesty official also pointed out that women and girl are being held separately from the men in Tal Afar area, which is under the control of the Takfiri terrorists.
She also voiced fear that the men “may have been executed,” and said the kidnapping is a “crime” under international law.
It comes as the Islamic State’s continued push to the border with the Kurdish region has sparked a series of U.S. airstrikes and sent tens of thousands of Izadis and Christians fleeing for their lives.
Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Izadi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, according to Iraq’s human rights minister.
Some 200,000 people fled to safety in semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, while thousands others crossed the Syria border. A large number of others remain on the mountain.
Meanwhile, local Kurdish intelligence sources say they have received information that women captured by Takfiris are being sold to traffickers for between USD 500 and USD 43,000 to work in brothels across the Middle East.
In addition, several women have reportedly been forced to marry the ISIL terrorists.
Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said the Wahabi terrorists had also buried some of their victims alive, including women and children. Some 300 women were kidnapped as slaves, he added.
Meanwhile, American military officials last night claimed airstrikes from drones destroyed two armed vehicles south of the Iraqi town of Sinjar.
In a statement, U.S. Central Command said Kurdish forces had reported that Islamic State terrorists were attacking civilians in the village of Kojo.
Officials said remotely piloted aircraft identified and then followed an armed vehicle to a roadside area near Sanjar, before striking and destroying two vehicles in the area.
It comes just days after a British jihadist made sick claims on Twitter that Islamic State terrorists are holding hundreds of Iraqi women as slaves in Syria.
Former Cardiff schoolboy Nasser Muthana appeared to refer to reports that 300 women were snatched from the Yazidi community near Mount Sinjar, where ISIS cornered thousands of refugees in a ten-day siege.
The tweet also alluded to claims that the women were intended to be given to young jihadists as wives.
It read: ‘I can confirm that we have hundreds of Izadi slave women now in Syria, how about that for news!’
Fears are now growing for the captured women amid claims they could be used to bear children to break up the Kurdish-speaking group’s bloodline.
The minority group is originally Aryan and has retained a fairer complexion, blonde hair and blue eyes by only marrying within the community.
But in a furious bid to convert all non-Muslims, ISIS jihadists have vowed to impregnate the hostages.
Addressing the kidnapping, Adnan Kochar, chairman of the Kurdish Cultural Centre in London, told MailOnline: ‘The Kurds and Izadis are originally Aryans.
‘But because the Izadis are such a closed community they have retained a fairer complexion, blonder hair and bluer eyes. They don’t marry non-Izadis.
‘ISIS have taken around 300 women from Sinjar to give to jihadists to marry and make pregnant to have a Muslim child. If they can’t kill all Izadis, they will try to smash the blond bloodline.
Muthana – who featured in a chilling ISIS recruitment video – has been a prolific user of social media in recent months, posting horrific pictures of mutilated Iraqi soldiers and other taunting claims about the Islamic State’s uprising in Iraq.
He has previously warned that ISIS fighters would slaughter any Izadi men they captured in northern Iraq and would enslave their women and children.
‘Kuffar [non-believers] are afraid we will slaughter Izadis, our deen [religious path] is clear we will kill their men, take their women and children as slaves insha Allah,’ he posted on Twitter.
He also posted a message on Twitter warning that the UK government should be afraid of him returning to the country with his new bomb making skills.