Violence against mothers and babies is epidemic across the world. In the past few months, LifeNews has reported on horrific stories of pregnant women being stabbed in their apartments, unborn babies being cut out of mothers’ wombs, women secretly being slipped abortion drugs and more.
But the continuous targeting of women and children by the terrorist group ISIS is one of the most horrifying abuses occurring in the world today.
On Tuesday, the Daily Mail reported another brutal murder of a mother by the terrorist group in Raqqa, Syria. The terrorist group’s female “morality police,” the Al-Khansaa Brigade, reportedly targeted the Syrian woman after she was seen in public attempting to calm her screaming infant by nursing him under her burkha.
Though the woman and her infant son were covered under her full-veil burkha, the ISIS group ruled that the mother had been “violating public decency,” the report states.
The report continues:
‘An ISIS policewoman took the baby, gave it to another woman, and then killed the mother,’ Aisha, a former Raqqa resident now living Turkey, told the Sunday Times.
The mother was reportedly mutilated before she was murdered, according to ISIS-linked social media accounts, where it was proclaimed the victim had ‘violated public decency’
The al-Khansaa Brigade is an all-women militia set up by ISIS just over a year ago and functions as the terror group’s ‘moral police’ in it’s self-proclaimed ‘capital’ Raqqa.
Covered in black from head-to-toe and wielding automatic weapons, the group has been accused of doling out savage beatings on the streets of Raqqa and spying on its citizens.
They are said to mercilessly patrol the streets of the terror group’s adopted capital and has previously declared children as young as nine should be married, women should obey men – who are their masters – and remain ‘hidden and veiled’ at all times.
Reports of the terrorist group’s brutal treatment of human life are on-going. In October, LifeNews reported that Islamic State Fighters in Iraq are selling women as sex slaves and forcing them to have barbaric abortions. ISIS fighters bring their own gynecologists to “slave markets” so that Yazidi women can be used for sex.
A 21-year-old woman known as Bushra said her friend was three-months pregnant when she was captured by ISIS and forced to have an abortion.
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She explained, “One of my friends was pregnant. Her child was about three months in the womb. They took her into another room. There were two doctors and they did the abortion. Afterwards, they brought her back. I asked her what happened and how they did it. She said the doctors told her not to speak.”
Bushra said the abortion left the woman in so much pain that she could not talk or move. Later Bushra too was raped repeatedly and told that she had to leave everything behind to marry an ISIS fighter.
As LifeNews previously reported, in 2014, ISIS kidnapped approximately 40,000 Yazidi girls at gunpoint and sold them into sex slavery. One woman explained the abuse like this: “I saw in front of my eyes ISIS soldiers pulling hair, beating girls, and slamming the heads of anyone who resisted. They were like animals…. Once they took the girls out, they would rape them and bring them back to exchange for new girls. The girls’ ages ranged from eight to 30 years… only 20 girls remained in the end.”