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Report: ISIS Executed 250 Women in Mosul for Refusing “Temporary Marriage”

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 04/21/16

From the International Business Times:

The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, has executed at least 250 women in northern Iraqi city of Mosul in Nineveh province for refusing sex slavery, according to reports Wednesday. The women had been ordered to accept “temporary marriages” to the militants, and were all put to death after their refusal. Said Mamuzini, an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party, told the AhlulBayt News Agency that sometimes the families of the women were also executed for rejecting to submit. Ghayas Surchi, another official, from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, told the news agency that women are not allowed to go out alone in Mosul and are required to be completely covered in public. Surchi said that women are also barred from choosing their spouses. Mosul, the ISIS stronghold, has been under ISIS rule since June 2014. Earlier this year, it was reported that several teachers and civil servants in Mosul were executed by the ISIS for refusing to follow a new curriculum the militants had introduced to schools. The militants also raided schools and arrested dozens of teachers from Nineveh province for refusing to teach their students the new curriculum. ISIS reportedly removed major subjects, including math, biology, chemistry and philosophy, from school curriculums across Syria and Iraq and replaced them with lessons on jihad and the history of ISIS.

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