Iraq NGO: ISIS likely to implement FGM fatwa
An Iraqi human rights organization said Friday that the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will likely implement a religious edict (Fatwa) that all females aged 11-46 in and around the northern city of Mosul undergo genital mutilation (FGM).
Women working for ISIS may be used to check whether or not females are genitally mutilated, said Warda, a leading member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.
“ISIS has women, who have their faces veiled, carrying weapons to intimidate families,” he said.
Asked if these women were Iraqi, he said: “Their accents were particularly from Mosul itself.”
Â Just wondering howÂ Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, Â who disappeared from their homes in the Austrian capital of Vienna on April 10, will take it….Â Did they know what they were getting themselves into when they followed the call for jihad?
Here’s another two, Salma and Zahra Halane, 16, from Chorlton in the UK, who ran away to Syria three weeks ago: theyÂ ‘have married ISIS fighters and mainlyÂ stayÂ indoors andÂ read Koran’, according to a Daily Mail report from the 24th of July 2014
Two “British” twins who fled to Syria to become “jihadi brides” face genital mutilation, according to a religious decree by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, self-styled caliph….
al-MonitorÂ ISIS requires the “imposition of the full-face veil,” requiring “all sisters to wear the full-face veil in public, in line with Islamic morality. Women must wear Islamic dress, which consists of the full-face veil and an abaya to cover the whole body, in addition to gloves. Women are not allowed to raise their voices in the street or walk at a late hour without a male guardian.” (BNI)
He added: “These women were either lured to work with ISIS or were forced.”
Women in Mosul are scared to leave their homes, Warda said.
Jacqueline Badcock, the number two U.N. official in Iraq,Â told reportersÂ on Thursday that the ISIS order would potentially affect 4 million women and girls.
The “law”, the sharia, is on their side:Â
Â Circumcision mutilation is OBLIGATORY for females.
“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said, according to Reuters.
“This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists,” she added.
Meanwhile, ISIS has not officially confirmed or denied the report.