Raqqa’s al-Khansa brigade: All-female Islamic State police squad

The so-called Islamic State’s all-female police unit tortured a breastfeeding mother by clamping her chest with a barbaric spiked clamp, it is claimed.

The al-Khansa brigade, the female religious police in Raqqa, the insurgency’s de facto capital in Syria, is said to use the bear trap-like device to punish women who defy their strict laws.

Opposition media group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently claim that in one case it was used on a 24-year-old woman who was arrested while breastfeeding her baby in the city centre.

The woman, given the name Batol to conceal her true identity, was quoted as saying: ‘I was in the market buying a few items when Khansa battalion came and arrested me on the grounds that the niqab [Islamic face covering] which I was wearing does not meet Sharia requirement because it was transparent[.]

‘[T]hey took me to the “Hesba” headquarters in the city, and escorted me to the torture chamber, then they asked me to choose between a whip or a “biter”[.]

‘I did not know what a “biter” was and I thought it is a reduced sentence, I was afraid of whipping, so I choose the “biter”, then they brought a sharp object that has a a lot of teeth and held me, placing it on my chest and pressing it strongly, I screamed from pain and I was badly injured. They later took me to the hospital.

‘I felt then that my femininity has been destroyed completely, we no longer afford to live this way, I was not the only one that was tortured with this instrument, there were a lot of women in the headquarters and their situation was tragic.’

This is nothing short of “state” sanctioned hooliganism and torture.  

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Raqqa’s al-Khansa brigade has achieved notoriety in recent months after dozens of British women who have travelled to join the Islamic State’s insurgency boasted of joining the police unit.

I felt that my femininity had been destroyed completely

They used social media to brag about doling out savage beatings, punishment lashings, ordering executions and managing brothels where thousands of Yazidi sex slaves are believed to be imprisoned and raped daily.

Britons including privately-educated Glaswegian Aqsa Mahmood, 20, and Lewisham-born Khadijah Dare, 22, are understood to have joined, helping to patrol Raqqa with guns and daggers hidden beneath their robes.

The group operates as an ultra-oppressive police force monitoring the behaviour of females in Raqqa – meting out brutal punishments to anyone wearing shoes that aren’t black, or those wearing veils made from the wrong material.

They are an all-female Islamic fashion police, except the repercussions can be torture or death.  Choose the wrong shoes, or have a fabric that is “too see-through”, and you can find yourself at the end of a beating, torture or even death.

How can anyone hold this up as a Religion of Peace?

– Daily Mail

 


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  • Catriona

    This is disgraceful. What has the world come to when women are doing this to other women? The world has gone crazy – in the Middle East most certainly.
    I feel for this young mother immensely as I have been a breastfeeder in my lifetime.

  • Rex

    Not a religion of peace at all! Simply a Stone Age Religion! One day in the future people will look back at it and say, “why was it allowed to survive for so long”.

    • OneTrack

      And the answer will be, because the progressives were too scared of being called racist.

  • dgrogan

    Without being too cynical about this, there is hope for Islamist women who want equality. BOTH genders can now be mindless thugs.

  • conwaycaptain

    May I suggest that Russel be contacted on his holiday and he sends Jan Logie and Tania on a fact finding mission about the rape culture in ISIS???

  • Don W

    These people are pure evil, cold blooded totally lacking in any sort of humanity.

  • Saggy

    I believe that there are probably an element of sickos and sadists who do not even believe in the “cause” but join up so that they can legitimize and act upon their evil tendencies.

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Reading the post I agree 100% and I think this type you write of come from the Westernised countries.

  • spanishbride

    This makes me so angry. They are barbaric and yet we bend over backwards to not offend this barbaric vicious, evil ideology in our western countries. I breastfed both our children and loved it. They not only took away her femininity they damaged her breast so she could not feed her child!
    Next time someone tells you a head scaf is just a head scarf think of what it represents really. Forcing women to comply. Fearful fashion, it is all the rage with the religion of tearing people to pieces.

  • Richard McGrath

    Total silence from the local feminazis – as you would expect.

    • caochladh

      Exactly, and where is the Human Rights Commission? Probably too busy investigating a complaint that someone didn’t get their fair share of Christmas pudding.

    • Pharmachick

      Meanwhile real feminists such as all the commenters here (male AND female) speak out.

      Don’t worry Logie, Greer, Steinem et al are irrelevant (& have been for decades) and on balance, did more harm than good. Anyone under the age of 40 knows that (and quite a few over).

    • Cadwallader

      Yep; the local feminazis scream if a man either holds a door open or doesn’t depending on the mood. They seem to be gutless when faced with genuine indignity and terror. Is Germaine Greer still alive? A dinosaur if ever there was one.

  • tinfoilhatguy

    In the end they can justify any disgusting, barbaric act because it makes them more holy. No conscience, no compunction, any sick low is justified in the name of their sick ideology.

    On the positive side, the BBC is reporting that the Iraqi town of Dhuluiya has been retaken from IS with 300 dead IS scumbags. These animals are getting their asses kicked left and right.

  • OneTrack

    They should be welcomed to NZ. We want more “diversity”.

  • Dairy_Flat

    IS are barbaric scum and deserve only to be wiped off the face of the planet. Where are you now Minto, Norman, Turei, Logie, Hagar? Silent of course as this doesn’t fit your agenda. Never forget the Greens , Maori Party, and NZ First voted against the increased security legislation which is designed to catch the sympathizers of these murderers, and that action spoke volumes of their lack of morality.

    • Ratchette

      Add Brian Rudman of the New Zealand Herald. The Herald pays his wage so I guess the Herald support Rudman’s written opinions.

  • Imogen B

    These people are not a religion of anything.
    They are a gathering of sadistic nutbars who have found a theatre for venting whenever, wherever, however their psychopathy suits them.
    IS is nothing more than an uncontrolled asylum for the criminally insane.

  • Lux

    I watched this show a few days ago, it is a real eye opener.

    The Girls of the Taliban

    http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2014/12/girls-taliban-2014121716718177928.html

    • Catriona

      This is so scary. Everyone should watch this video.
      It has to be a backward step, surely?

  • intelligentes candida diva

    When women join forces to treat other women as is alleged then the depravity in humanity has set an all new low bar. Women whether or not they think it have a significant influence over the morality of society.

    What highlights in the story to me although true identity concealed is the gutsiness of the young woman who experienced the abuse/torture, courage and psychological stamina is huge to go through that and continue to defy them by speaking out .
    You good girl, we are hearing you and hoping these atrocities will soon be stopped.
    When they do stop not if, lets hope there are good systems in place because I guarantee there will be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to be dealt to

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