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Sri Rama In Iraq? This P N Oak-Like Obsession Should Stop! What about Oakism working against “Hindu cause”? It should stop immediately!

July 8, 2019

Sri Rama In Iraq? This P N Oak-Like Obsession Should Stop! What about Oakism working against “Hindu cause”? It should stop immediately!

Fight among the right

Why rightist historian Aravindan Neelakandan attacks another rightist historian?: Aravindan Neelakandan is considered as right-wing intellectual, Hindutwavadi and “hitorian” for RSS. He is often invited by the Sangha Parivar organization to talk about various topics. The Hindutwa websites[1] of various categories praise him as “savior of Hinduism” and so on. He has exhibited certain type of “anti-brahmin” attitude thrugh his writings in social media. Wikipedia mentions him characteristically[2], as he “… is an Indian writer. He… belongs to the post-socialist Indian thinkers of cultural evolutionism about Indian ethnogenesis.” Some of Hindutwavadis have started criticizing him also[3]. However, he has not been seen in any history Congress of published any research paper. Last year, he was seen with Dr Venkata Ragotham[4], Dean of  School of Social Sciences and International Studies during the PondyLifest 2018, discussing “Aryans, Dravidians and Indians: Future of India”. However, as a researcher or as “historian” did not follow any methodology, but, talked very generally[5]. If any one listens to him carefully, his own way “okism” could be noted easily, as he did not give any historical evidence. For some reason, it is evident that he has been targeting P. N. Oak. In December 2017, when there was a criticizing article on P. N. Oak[6], immediately, he came out with his attack[7], of course referring to it. So, now, in 2019, when he wrote like this, I was provoked very much for his bias.

Michael, Venkat, AV, Sankara Narayan

He does not know the difference between wall painting and sculpture: He wrote in “Swarajya,” as follows:

Recently there has been a lot of sensation in the media over the speculation made by a a team from an organization called Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan linking a sculpted mural in a rock cliff in Iraq to Ramayana. The expedition was accompanied by among others, Indian ambassador to Iraq, Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit. If at all, he has to criticize, he should have criticized this “Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan” for going there, with government funds to promote such “okism,” as dubbed by him. But, without knowing the difference between wall painting and sculpture, he pounced upon P. N. Oak and criticized Prof Sharad Hebalkar.

Naturally the media reported this news and many Hindutvaites have been happy to see an old fantasy of a world Vedic empire getting vindicated — the fantasy of the P N Oak type[8].

Disparaging P. N.Oak: He continued, “This fantasy of a world-wide Vedic empire is a consistent weakness in the worldview of certain Hindutvaites. P N Oak — an ex-INA freedom fighter turned ‘historian’ — had a life-long obsession to prove that Vedic Dharma once existed throughout the world. Soon many claims were made, many of them laughable but not for those who  considered them to be true. [9].

Thus Jerusalem was Yadhusailam, Canterbury was Skandapuri, Vatican was Vadika – a city of gardens, Incas were Ishvaku, Aztecs were Aastikas and California was Kapila-Aaranya. In fact, these, Hindutwavadis were appreciating and supporting P. N. Oak. Ironically, lectures were arranged in IIT etc., by the Sangha people. Used and exploited his books, but, now, he attacks him!

 “We see what we love to see. Consider the following picture. What is shown here is a purported artistic depiction of a stele of the pre-Colombian era from Guatemala.

Sharad Hebralkar book

Picture – An artistic depiction of a stele from Gautemala (L), Cover of a book by Sharad Hebalkar (R)

Dr Sharad Hebalkar, BISS: He continued, “The publication I have before me — Dr Sharad Hebalkar’s Essays on History of Pre-Columbian America — claims that this is actually a depiction of Ganesa — notice the trunk in the face — and Siva, His father in the sky. However, if one looks at these particular types of steles, which are quite abundant in the pre-Colombian sculptures of South America, one can see that it is not so”.

Sharad Hebralkar book-2

Picture – The variations of the same theme in steles and a close-up of one. The ‘artistic depiction’ is a clear misreading or an example of ‘seeing what one wants to see’ fallacy

Still if one wants, s/he can claim that the stele actually shows Bhagiratha and the Ganga with Siva getting it to the earth through His matted hair. Or one — deluded to the brim of his cranium with ‘Ancient Aliens’ serial — can also claim that it actually shows extra-terrestrial origins of our civilizations. All these are actually nothing but archaeological Rorschach figures. Taken out of their archaeological, historical and cultural contexts, these artifacts get interpreted from the historical and cultural contexts of the interpreter. Perhaps, he would not have read Waddell, Mackanzie, Chamanlal etc., leave alone P. N. Oak. So why he targets Oak and leaves others? This is intriguing…….His way of reducing them to “archaeological Rorschach figures” is amusing. Recently, Ganapati Stapati also brought out a book repeating the same ideas on his own. Thus, obvious, the main point that Oak had dealt with other issues, had been the “myth of Jesus Christ”! So this affects him?

Christianity, Krishna Niti, P N Oak

In the case of the ‘Rama and Hanuman’ mural the same fallacy has happened. It is at best a sculptural Rorschach. In this context, let it be said that it was a person using the Twitter handle of @TrueIndology — whose account has yet again been suspended by Twitter — who publicized and punctured the so-called Rama connection by pointing out that it was actually an ‘Akkadian warrior tramping a defeated Hurrian while another Hurrian begs’.

Rama, AV, twitter

– Picture- Tweet referring to what @TrueIndology had said about the Rama-Hanuman mural discovered in Iraq.

By building elaborate ancient world histories based on such illusions, we are undermining a more important, serious cause that Hindutva should serve.

In a way, the Hindu civilization is the last standing civilization that has a natural religion. Everywhere in the world the aboriginal natural religions along with the pagan religions of the West have been destroyed or are undergoing destruction. From the Yazidis to the Australian aborigines to the native American tribes, the destruction effected has been colossal.

However, these cultures need not have been derived from the Vedic culture to be protected. They have to be protected because they represent human diversity and validate the spiritual unity of humanity through theo-diversity. In fact ‘unity in diversity’ is the basis of  Hindutva.

And hindered spiritual communities have looked at India — naturally and spontaneously for their protection — for validating them. Let us consider, for example, Umbanda, an African religion from Brazil. The communities practicing this spiritual tradition claim that their tradition can be traced back to the sacred Aum of Hindu Dharma. Here, what is at play is not as much a historical fact, as a realization of spiritual kinship with the natural religion of India. Thus, India becomes the protectress of the world’s natural and aboriginal spirituality.

Aztec, honoured by RSS head

Picture – The Elders’ Conferences conducted to preserve global theo-diversity and natural spiritual traditions by the Sangh has its roots in the vision and wisdom of Ram Swarup.

Keonraad Elst

Historical (and often) pseudo-claims of a Vedic world civilization: He continued, “Incidentally, the Sangh realizes this. It has been conducting conferences of ‘World Elders’ belonging to various indigenous traditions. Dr Koenraad Elst traces the spiritual inspiration for this series of events to the deep thinker and magnificent Hindutva intellectual, Ram Swarup (1920-1998). Yashwant Pathak, the co-founder of the International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS) — along with Prof S W Bakhle — acknowledges that Ram Swarup was one of the inspirations. Ram Swarup, rather than claiming a common historical origin (with India being that origin), anticipated a grand spiritual validation of the theo-diversity of human species. He embraced both monotheism and polytheism with his roots in the Vedic dictum of ‘unity without sacrificing the diversity’.

As against this, the approach through historical (and often) pseudo-claims of a Vedic world civilization for uniting the natural spiritual traditions of the world is bound to fail. His speech at PondyLitFest 2018 on inculturation, Hindu religion etc., have been amusing in the context. Yes, like a politician, he talks and writes differently! So he has no right to criticize Oak or Sharad Hebalkar.

He concluded as follows: “What is more important in Iraq today is to network with the Yazidis and provide them the comfort that there is a cousin spiritual tradition and people supporting them rather than inventing the footprints of Rama in Iraq”.

Pre Christian Buddhism

What is going on among the Hindutwavadis?: Nowadays, the open accusation, blaming and fighting with each other by the Hindutwavadis, cadres etc., have been open in Tamilnadu. Each person or group tries to project him/herself with their group / groups with vested interests. Of course, the power, money and business interests affect them to get exposed at one level. However, when they claim that they work for “Hindu cause,” that is becoming a myth. Ironically, many directly and indirectly work for Christians and Mohammedans too. Politicization of the cadres has corrupted them with extra-ideological interests. Particularly, in the social media and the functions conducted without informing all, but, known afterwards, expose the hidden agenda. As still thousands have been working for the cause, sincerely and honestly, the facts comes out one day. Therefore, talking, writing and behaving differently a different forums, stages and gatherings would harm not only the “Hindu cause,” but also their integrity, because of such duplicity practiced.

P N Oak

To understand P. N. Oak (1917-2007): He has been exploited by the Hindutwa groups, right-wing cadres and BJPwalas like anything. His books on “Taj Mahal” are still quoted today. Many Hindutwa researchers and writers and websites, freely use his writings, findings and materials without mentioning his name. To understand the fact, the lengthy article on him should be read[10]. His association with Netaji and Savarkar could be noted and appreciated[11]. However, the criticism started perhaps from Koenraad Elst[12] has been picked up by others. Later, he used the expression[13] “okism.” Many of his books can be downloaded from here[14]. As for as his historiography is concerned, his methodology was accepted till 1960s, as at that time, the etymological interpretation was accepted and after correlation and corroboration with the archaeological and other evidences were carried on. Therefore, the exploitation of his books and rejection by the right-wing groups cannot be considered as rational or otherwise. Hindus should have unity and co-operation in all aspects. If power, money and such other factors could divide them, the, there is no meaning in their category and other ideological groups.

© Vedaprakash

07-07-2019

[1] The persons who maintain the website http://www.tamilhindu.com/ have mutual interest with him in other aspects.

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aravindan_Neelakandan

[3] The Rational Hindu, The limitations of Aravindan Neelakandan and why he should keep to his expertise, Sep 18, 2017.

https://therationalhindu.com/the-limitations-of-aravindan-neelakandan-and-why-he-should-keep-to-his-expertise-329f409764a2

[4] Dr Venkata Raghotam is supposed to be a ABVP leader with rightwing ideology. http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/profile/dr-venkata-raghotham

[5] This video exposes the stand of Michael Danino, Venkata Ragotham, A. Neelakandan and Sankara Narayanan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWkwDsBYX8g

[6] Roderick Matthews, In the Beginning was Sanskrit. Really? , Open essay, 15 December 2017; http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/essay/in-the-beginning-was-sanskrit-really

[7] Aravindan Neelakandan, Tarring Hindutva With The Oak Brush, by Swarajya, Dec 21, 2017, 4:42 pm;  https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/tarring-hindutva-with-the-oak-brush

[8] Aravindan Neelakandan, Sri Rama In Iraq? This P N Oak-Like Obsession Should Stop!, by Jun 28, 2019, 12:59 pm

[9] https://swarajyamag.com/culture/sri-rama-in-iraq-this-pnoak-like-obsession-should-stop?fbclid=IwAR0JHRA_tfCAcXctKDyftQkwmJ9kN_c4ikUGMT_1I-Gcuj3cQaV5uezF3-8

[10] Shrinivas Tilak, P. N. Oak (1917-2007): The lone fighter, etymologist, and historian,

[11] http://creative.sulekha.com/p-n-oak-1917-2007-the-lone-fighter-etymologist-and-historian_318699_blog

[12] Koenraad Elst, The Incurable Hindu Fondness for P. N. Oak, June 23, 2010.

[13]  http://koenraadelst.blogspot.com/2010/06/incurable-hindu-fondness-for-pn-oak.html

[14] https://archive.org; https://archive.org/details/EnglishBooksOfP.n.Oak

The Islamic sex-slavery, sensuous-harem and carnal-raping justified even in 21st century (2)!

December 31, 2015

The Islamic sex-slavery, sensuous-harem and carnal-raping justified even in 21st century (2)!

ISIL - women slaves treated, sold and sexploited.3

Harrowing stories of slavery, abuse and rape by the Islamist militants: Some rescued women have told harrowing stories of slavery, abuse and rape by the Islamist militants. They have also started selling them after exploiting[1]. Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females[2]. The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the Islamic State’s previous known utterances on the subject, a leading Islamic State scholar said. It sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls. The fatwa was among a huge trove of documents captured by US Special Operations Forces during a raid targeting a top Islamic State official in Syria in May. Reuters has reviewed some of the documents, which have not been previously published. Among the religious rulings are bans on a father and son having sex with the same female slave; and the owner of a mother and daughter having sex with both. Joint owners of a female captive are similarly enjoined from intercourse because she is viewed as “part of a joint ownership.”

ISIL - women slave trade - sold

Fatwa No. 64, dated Jan. 29, 2015: Here are 15 points from the fatwa No. 64, dated Jan. 29, 2015[3], and issued by Islamic State’s Committee of Research and Fatwas[4]:

1) It is not permissible for the owner of a female captive to have intercourse with her until after she has had menstrual cycle and becomes clean.

 

2) If she does not menstruate and is pregnant, he is not allowed to have intercourse with her until after she has given birth.

 

3) It is not permissible to cause her to abort if she is pregnant.

 

4) If the owner of a female captive releases her, only he can have intercourse with her and he cannot allow someone else to have intercourse with her.

 

5) If the owner of a female captive, who has a daughter suitable for intercourse, has sexual relations with the latter, he is not permitted to have intercourse with her mother and she is permanently off limits to him. Should he have intercourse with her mother then he is not permitted to have intercourse with her daughter and she is to be off-limits to him.

 

6) The owner of two sisters is not allowed to have intercourse with both of them; rather he may only have intercourse with just one. The other sister is to be had by him, if he were to relinquish ownership of the first sister by selling her, giving her away or releasing her.

 

7) If the female captive is owned by a father, his son cannot have intercourse with her and vice-versa. Moreover, intercourse with his wife’s female captive is also not permissible.

 

8) If a father had intercourse with his female captive then gave her away or sold her to his son, he is no longer permitted to have intercourse with her.

 

9) If the female captive becomes pregnant by her owner, he cannot sell her and she is released after his death.

 

10) If the owner releases his female captive then he is not permitted to have intercourse with her afterwards because she has become free and is no longer his property.

 

11) If two or more individuals are involved in purchasing a female captive, none of them are permitted to have sex with her because she is part of a joint ownership.

 

12) It is not permissible to have intercourse with a female captive during her menstrual cycle.

 

13) It is not permissible top have anal sex with a female captive.

 

14) The owner of a female captive should show compassion towards her, be kind to her, not humiliate her and not assign her work she is unable to perform.

 

15) The owner of a female captive should not sell her to an individual whom he knows will treat her badly or do unto her what Allah has forbidden.

ISIL - women slaves treated, sold and sexploited

Islamic theologian says, the fatwa is unislamic: Professor Abdel Fattah Alawari, dean of Islamic Theology at Al-Azhar University, a 1,000-year-old Egyptian center for Islamic learning, said Islamic State “has nothing to do with Islam” and was deliberately misreading centuries-old verses and sayings that were originally designed to end, rather than encourage, slavery[5]. “Islam preaches freedom to slaves, not slavery. Slavery was the status quo when Islam came around,” he said. “Judaism, Christianity, Greek, Roman, and Persian civilizations all practiced it and took the females of their enemies as sex slaves. So Islam found this abhorrent practice and worked to gradually remove it.” In September 2014 more than 120 Islamic scholars from around the world issued an open letter to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi refuting the group’s religious arguments to justify many of its actions[6]. The scholars noted that the “reintroduction of slavery is forbidden in Islam.” Though such explanation, interpretation and elucidation are given, in Islam, everybody or group that dominant prevails in imposing their view as accepted law. In Islam, any dominant group declares the other as “kafirs” and start jihad within themselves also. Ultimately, the sufferers have been women of the world, wherever, these fundamentalist jihadis gain control. There have been many suffered women telling about their experience, which cannot be erased with any interpretation of theology.

isis-sells-women-being-sold-in-mosul

Islamic sexploitation modernized as terror also modernized: In Islamic law, muta marriage is prevalent to have any woman under legally wed status for any period. In fact, as that “period” is not defined or fixed, women can be married, had sexual relations and disposed of within minutes or hours according to their requirements. After usage one can legally divorce, so that she is free to get married under muta with another one and so on. Thus, prostitution is legalized. That one can have wives up to four instill sexual urge in every Muslim or even non-Muslim, as very such thinking could rouse man. Here, also they can be divorced and keep new ones maintaining the limit. Thus, psychologically, Muslim men look at women with such mindset, particularly, when they become more knowledgeable about Quran, Hadis and shariat. They could easily find out loopholes to legalize their sexual acts f any nature with interpretation citing precedence. Thus, the sexploitation has been a never-ending process accompanied with trafficking, slavery and harem, in all periods and only varies in the modern context. When this could be the position of ordinary Muslim, the sexual rights of dominant ISIL terrorist cannot be imagined. So when he puts into practice, he excels the “Boko Haram”.

 © Vedaprakash

31-12-2015

[1] https://news.vice.com/article/women-abducted-by-the-islamic-state-feared-trapped-in-sexual-slavery

[2] Hindustan times, 15 ‘rules’ from Islamic State’s fatwa on ‘sex with female slaves’, Reuters, Washington, Updated: Dec 29, 2015 17:46. IST.

[3] http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/doc/slaves_fatwa.pdf

[4] http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/15-rules-from-islamic-state-s-fatwa-on-sex-with-female-slaves/story-miotCtFVchOvCH9VAg7G1J.html

[5] Firstpost, Islamic State issues detailed ‘fatwa’ on when ‘owners’ can have sex with female slaves, Dec 30, 2015 02:40 IST

[6] http://www.firstpost.com/india/exclusive-islamic-state-ruling-aims-to-settle-who-can-have-sex-with-female-slaves-reuters-2564760.html

The Islamic sex-slavery, sensuous-harem and carnal-raping justified even in 21st century (1)!

December 31, 2015

The Islamic sex-slavery, sensuous-harem and carnal-raping justified even in 21st century (1)!

Girls sold for 2600 dollars by ISIL

Medieval legacy continuing even in 21st century: Indians may or may not be knowing about the women treated by the Khiljis, Lodis, Mughals etc., after capturing Hindu women and keeping them in their harems. They may not know the slave trade, trafficking and kidnapping of women, young girls and children exporting to other countries from Indian ports, however enjoying the “Diaspora” status. Of course, the European Companies, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, French and British were aiding and abetting the Arab pirates, Turkish buccaneers and Mohammedan brigands, slave agents and trafficking groups. Even though, there are primary documents and books published on such transactions, Muslim experts started countering that there was no such instance of large scale violations. But, now, the activities of IS, ISIS or ISIL have been coming out exposing their medieval brutal, barbaric and atrocious raping of women of all sorts. Their carnal, sensuous and sexy acts have been exceeding he limits either forcing the women committing suicide or get killed by the raping brutes. Now, the “rape laws” have been found to be issued operating their sexual code of conduct of abduction of women, slavery and rape.

ISIL - women slaves treated, sold and sexploited.2Raping of women by brothers systematized under “Rape Laws”: Now, it is reported that the Captured Islamic State (ISIS) documents show that the group has detailed rules and regulation on sex slavery and how its militants are to treat their female slaves[1]. The documents published by Reuters show ISIS regulations on who can have sex with whom and how militants should follow rules of intercourse with women captured by the group. The sexual fatwa papers were reportedly among piles of other documents captured by US Special Forces in Syria in May 2015. “The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the Islamic State’s previous known utterances on the subject,” Reuters reported, citing a leading Islamic State scholar. The fatwa shows that ISIS authorities believe their militants have violated the group’s sexual conduct which they claim is in accordance with the Sharia law. One document starts with a question:  “Some of the brothers have committed violations in the matter of the treatment of the female slaves. These violations are not permitted by Sharia law because these rules have not been dealt with in ages. Are there any warnings pertaining to this matter?

ISIL - women slave tradeDos and Donts in raping: In addition to allowing enslavement of women, the group then sets 15 codes to explain in detail the dos and don’ts[2]. For instance, the fatwa forbids sexual intercourse with a woman whose daughter is also enslaved and used as sex slave by the same militant. “If the owner of a female captive, who has a daughter suitable for intercourse, has sexual relations with the latter, he is not permitted to have intercourse with her mother and she is permanently off limits to him. Should he have intercourse with her mother then he is not permitted to have intercourse with her daughter and she is to be off limits to him,” says an excerpt of the ISIS document, as published by Reuters. Hundreds of Yezidi women and young girls were captured by ISIS militants last year when they attacked the town of Shingal and they have been missing ever since[3]. They were reportedly raped by the ISIL terrorists many times and buried after sexploitation leading to sick or “dying condition” either due to excessive sexual acts, group-raping or opt-repeated intercourses or “refusing to accept Islam” even after sexploitation.

Iraqi Izadi girl reveals horrific ordeal as ISIL 'sex slave'

This file photo shows two Izadi refugees in Turkey.

Justified theological raping[4]: In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted. He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before getting on top of her. When it was over, he knelt to pray again, bookending the rape with acts of religious devotion. “I kept telling him it hurts — please stop,” said the girl, whose body is so small an adult could circle her waist with two hands. “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God,” she said in an interview alongside her family in a refugee camp here, to which she escaped after 11 months of captivity. The systematic rape of women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority has become deeply enmeshed in the organization and the radical theology of the Islamic State in the year since the group announced it was reviving slavery as an institution. Interviews with 21 women and girls who recently escaped the Islamic State, as well as an examination of the group’s official communications, illuminate how the practice has been enshrined in the group’s core tenets[5].

Nadia Murad Basee Taha breaks down telling her horror experienceSexually tortured Young Yazdi woman pleaded with UN: A young Yazidi woman pleaded for the United Nations Security Council to wipe out Islamic State after describing the torture and rape she suffered at hands of the militants, who abducted her as “war booty” and held her for three months[6]. “Rape was used to destroy women and girls and to guarantee that these women could never lead a normal life again,” Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 21, told the 15-member council’s first meeting on human trafficking. “Islamic State has made Yazidi women into flesh to be trafficked in,” she said of the extremist group that has seized swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. Taha said she was abducted in August last year 2014 from her village in Iraq and taken by bus to a building in the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, where thousands of Yazidi women and children were exchanged by militants as gifts. A few days after she was taken by a man, she said: “He forced me to get dressed and put my makeup on and then that terrible night, he did it. He forced me to serve as part of his military faction, he humiliated me every day.” She tried to flee, but was stopped by a guard. Taha, who said several of her brothers were killed by Islamic State militants, eventually escaped and is now living in Germany.

ISIL - women child traffickingUN, International Criminal Court and Shariat court: Visibly emotional after telling her story, the members of the UN Security Council applauded her courage. The United Nations has said that Islamic State may have committed genocide in trying to wipe out the Yazidi minority and has urged the UN Security Council to refer the issue to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. The council said in a statement that it deplored people trafficking by Islamic State and other groups such as the Lord’s Resistance Army and Boko Haram. It warned that “certain acts associated with trafficking in persons in the context of armed conflict may constitute war crimes.” But, actually, what they are going to do is a question. UN has never declared war against terror or formed any task or Special Forces to attack terrorists. Just like a Government agencies, condemning, deploring the terror acts or advising to take the issue to International Criminal Court etc., appear to be of more routine nature than taking action.

Murad Basee TahaMurad Basee Taha (21) explained how she was tortured: Full text of Nadia’s speech[7]: In her speech Nadia Murad Basee Taha stated that “We, the women and children were brought by bus to another region. Along the way, they humiliated us. They touched us and violated us. They took us to Mosul with more than 150 other Yazidi families. In a building, there were thousands of Yazidi families and children who were exchanged as gifts. One of these people came up to me. He wanted to take me. I looked down at the floor. I was absolutely petrified. When I looked up, I saw a huge man. He looked like a monster. She further added, trying to hold back tears and keep her nerve “I cried. I cried out, I said ‘I’m too young and you’re huge.’ He hit me. He kicked me and beat me. And a few minutes later, another man came up to me. I still was looking at the floor. I saw that he was a little bit smaller. I begged him. I implored him for him to take me. I was incredibly scared of the first man. The man who took me asked me to change religion. I refused. Then, he asked my hand in marriage, so to speak.” Struggling to relive the experience she recalled the situation of the women around her, noting that “I said that I was ill because most women were menstruating because they were scared. A few days later, he forced me to get dressed and put makeup on and then that terrible night, he did it. He forced me to serve as part as his military faction. He humiliated me every day. He forced me to wear clothes that didn’t cover my body. I was tortured. I tried to flee but one of the guards stopped me. That night, he beat me. He asked me to take my clothes off. He put me in a room with the guards, then they proceeded to commit their crime until I fainted.” She finally expressed bravely ending her story “Three months after my abduction, I was finally able to escape. I’m currently living in Germany.” The Yazdi women have been sexploited, sold as slaves in the market and even killed and buried. Mass graves of women have been found in the areas, where ISIL carried on such operations.

© Vedaprakash

31-12-2015

[1] Rudaw, ISIS documents reveal rules of sex with slave women, Iraq on-line media, 12.40 HRS, IST.

[2] http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/is-issues-fatwa-on-when-female-slave-owners-can-have-sex-with-them/story-IpH5bhWlDPcT5qf4uQa1oL.html

[3] http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/291220154

[4] Newyork Times, ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape, Claiming the Quran’s support, the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool., Written by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI; Photographs by MAURICIO LIMAAUG. 13, 2015.

[5] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/world/middleeast/isis-enshrines-a-theology-of-rape.html?_r=0

[6] DNA, 21-year-old Yazidi woman begs UN Security Council to wipe out Islamic State, Date published: Thursday, 17 December 2015 – 1:35pm IST | Agency: Reuters

[7] http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-21-year-old-yazidi-woman-begs-un-security-council-to-wipe-out-islamic-state-2156689