Former resident says of Islamic State: “Of course there were beheadings. It’s based on the Quran.”
( Jihad Watch )
It’s really quite straightforward: “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)
Yet it is still taken for granted among the political and media elites in the West that the Islamic State had nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. Those who dissent are defamed, deplatformed, and silenced. It’s a phenomenon we have seen in the world before, when truth became the enemy of those in power, and it never ends well.
…They say when there was food in the caliphate, it was distributed. Here at the camp, they say they come every day to be humiliated and told there’s nothing for them. Malnourished infants have died due to lack of shelter and medical care in the camp in this breakaway region of Syria, according to the World Health Organization and other aid groups. With the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, the Rojava region now faces an uncertain future.
The women in the camp believe its harsh conditions are deliberate — part of what they believe to be a continuing war against Muslims around the world. They say everything under ISIS was what God wanted.
“Of course there were beheadings — why should I lie?” says a Syrian woman. “It’s based on the Quran and the rules of God.”
Asked about the Yazidi minority, which ISIS targeted with a campaign of genocide, the women shout: “Devil worshippers!”
Misconceptions about the ancient Yazidi religion have led to dozens of massacres over the centuries. When ISIS took over a third of Iraq in 2014, thousands of Yazidis were killed or captured as sex slaves.
“If they don’t convert to Islam and they don’t become Muslim like us and worship God, then they deserve it,” an Iraqi woman says.
This camp, they complain, is full of infidels. There is music. Male and female guards wear tight clothing and smoke cigarettes. They say the men harass women.
They insist that everything was better in what they call al-dawla — the state.
“There, a woman would walk with her head held high and a man would lower his eyes,” a Syrian woman says. “Here, it’s the opposite.”…
The women at al-Hol say they are there because ISIS leader Baghdadi told them to escape to save their children.
“This is the next generation of the caliphate,” one of the women says. “If you talk to them, they have the true creed implanted in their minds. The true creed will remain.”
And in fact, it’s a girl from the Iraqi city of Tikrit who is among the most fervent in the group. She appears to be 11 or 12.
On judgment day, the girl tells us, God will pour molten metal in the ears of those who listen to music.
“The ones who are not covered, now I ask God in the next life to light the fires of hell with their hair!” she declares.
She says she went to school under ISIS — what she calls a proper school, with boys and girls segregated — and vows she won’t go to school again until the caliphate returns. They all believe it’s just a matter of time.
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