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Yazidi Girl Faints Confronting Her ISIS Rapist on Iraqi TV

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Ashwaq Haji Hamid, a Yazidi girl who was kidnapped by ISIS, faces her rapist (Photo: Video screenshot)
Ashwaq Haji Hamid, a Yazidi girl who was kidnapped by ISIS, faces her rapist (Photo: Video screenshot)

A Yazidi girl who was kidnapped by ISIS and repeatedly raped fainted confronting her attacker on Iraqi TV.

The ISIS terrorist was captured and is now in a prison in Iraq. On the show, he admitted to raping and beating her.

The confrontation, which aired on the Iraqi TV channel al-Iraqiya, enabled Ashwaq Haji Hamid to face down her rapist, who she said raped her three times a day and beat her three or four times a day.

Hamid, crying, eventually collapsed under the emotion of the situation and fainted in the TV studio.

Here is a translation of her words:

“Lift up your head! Why did you do this to me? Why?

A younger Ashwaq Haji Hamid (Photo; Video screenshot)
A younger Ashwaq Haji Hamid (Photo; Video screenshot)

“Because I am a Yazidi? I was just 14-years old when you raped me. Lift up your head!

“Do you have a sister? Do you have feelings? Do you have honor? I was 14-years old, the age of your daughter or son, the age of your sister.

“You ruined my life! You took everything from me, all my dreams.

“I was once under ISIS in your hands. But now, you will know what the punishment is, the torture, the loneliness. If you had even a small amount of feelings, you wouldn’t have raped me at the age of 14.

“I was same age as your son, your daughter!”

Watch the confrontation:

In 2014, the terror group ISIS invaded large swaths of the Anbar and Nineveh provinces, especially targeting the Yazidi population. The men and older boys were murdered, the young boys were brainwashed to be “Cubs of the Caliphate” and the women and girls were used as sex slaves.

Many of the girls were auctioned off in slave markets, passed from one jihadi to another or given as prizes in Quran contests. Most Yazidis saw their entire family devastated. Some of the girls committed suicide, some managed to run away and some were rescued for ransom money.

Some who bore children were ostracized by their own communities along with their children.

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Ran Meir

Ran Meir is Clarion Project's Arab affairs analyst and a Shillman Fellow. He can be reached at [email protected]

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