Islamic State uses theology to justify rape, enslavement of Yazidi women

August 14, 2015 12:37 PM

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Islamic State uses theology to justify rape, enslavement of Yazidi women

At least 3,144 Yazidis are still being held by the self-styled Islamic State, The New York Times reports. Militant leaders cite the Quran in justifying the enslavement of women.

A wrenching look by The New York Times into the Islamic State’s enslavement and rape of women from the Yazidi minority group has shed light on one of the most disturbing aspects of its rule in Syria and Iraq.

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