The Islamic State has given us a rather horrific string of public executions, some of which they have recorded for the entire world to see their unbridled brutality. They burned a captured
Nineteen Yazidi women were brutally executed last weekend in Mosul, Iraq, after refusing to have sex with their husbands - all members of ISIS.
Eyewitnesses told news agencies that the women were put in an iron cage and burned alive in front of a crowd of hundreds of spectators.
They were burnt to death while hundreds watched," an eyewitness told the Syrian news agency ARA. "No one could do anything to save them from the horrific punishment."
Abdullah al-Mala, another witness, said that "they were punished because they refused to have sex with ISIS militants.”
ISIS militants kidnapped the nineteen women, along with thousands of others, after having taken control of Yazidi territory in Iraq in August 2014, and used them as sex slaves.
Of course, given this group's history with women, this shouldn’t be surprising, though it’s horrific all the same. In March, the State Department finally declared that the Islamic State was engaging in genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria. On top of their barbarism, they have also engaged in a prolonged campaign against countless historical sites. Lastly, they’ve engaged in terror attacks across Europe. Last November, they killed over 100 people in coordinated attacks in Paris, and they’ve claimed to be responsible for the recent bombing in Belgium.
Horrific executions, sex slavery, genocide against Christians, and involvement in international terrorism—all the more reason to take them out, though we won’t see such actions from the Obama administration.