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ISIS Sex Slave Market is Modern Repeat of Barbary Pirate Trade

21st Century Wire says…

ISIS – the Middle East’s ladder day privateers, or ‘Sand Pirates‘, have reached another disturbing new low this week…

According to reports (see article below), ‘The Islamic State’ has set fixed prices in order to sell Yazidi and Christian women from Iraq and Syria – who’ve been abducted into slavery by members of the US, Turkey and GCC-backed paramilitary terrorist confab.

According to the UK’s Daily Mail and documents posted at the Iraqinews.com, Iraq and Syrian girls under nine years of age are fetching the highest prices, averaging around $170 USD. Older women between 40 and 50 years old are only $43, and no one can purchase more than three slaves, unless they are foreigners like Turks, Syrians and GCC/Gulf Arabs. But the document also says that the ISIS slavery market has hit a downturn recently.

‘DISTRIBUTION DAY’: ISIS Pirate spoils, “Today is (slave) distribution day, and God willing, each will have his share”.

Without a doubt, this situation is way beyond dire for many young girls. The Mail also reported:

“Last month, a young Yazidi woman forced into sex slavery by the Islamic State claimed militants raped her 30 times in just a few hours. The unidentified woman is understood to have been kept as a prisoner of the jihadists somewhere in western Iraq having been captured by ISIS during the Sinjar Massacre in early August. A group raising awareness of ISIS’ persecution of women in the vast swathes of the Middle East under its control said the woman had contacted Kurdish peshmerga fighters by telephone to plead for the brothel to be bombed to put the women held as sex slaves out of their misery. She allegedly told the fighters she had been raped so frequently that she could no longer use the toilet, adding the ordeal has been so harrowing that she plans to commit suicide even if freed.”

FROM SAVILE TO SYRIA: Mentally disturbed ISIS paedophiles feeding off of the sex slave trade.

Can US and UK bombs save any of these young women?

The situation is beyond repair, and will likely get worse over the coming year. It’s still important to note that this situation has a ‘Made in America’ tag on it. Despite assurances from Barack Obama, David Cameron and others – that US airstrikes will somehow ‘degrade and destroy’ ISIS/ISIL, a military solution is doomed to fail – again. With its main allies in the region being Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait being the main financial sponsors of ISIS, and just like Mujahideen decades before – with CIA finger prints all over the organization – can Washington DC really do anything meaningful to stop the ISIS cancer in Iraq?

Even the New York Times have reported the link between western intel agencies, particularly the CIA, and ISIS terrorists, saying that, “The highest levels of Iraqi government (believe) that the C.I.A. is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking.”

‘Sand Pirates’

As 21WIRE pointed out last week, history has repeated itself again. Today’s ISIS/ISIL phenomenon is not that different from another long and painful chapter in the East vs. West clash of cultures and trade – the Barbary Pirates of the 17 and 18th centuries. Writer Patrick Henningsen explains:

For financial or political reasons, Empires have always used external militarized cells and mercenaries to commit unsavoury acts under a flag different than the monarchy, nation state, or private corporation who was directing them behind the scenes.”

Ruthless and unconventional “asymmetric” enemies are nothing new to the United States. Historically, the Privateer, or Barbary “Corsair”, was a private person or ship authorized by a government to attack foreign vessels or governments, often covertly. During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Ottoman Corsairs operated along the North African coast, and attacked Colonial American ships for over a century”.

“It’s the time-honored practice of non-state actors (with state sponsors) who are let loose to pillage and plunder. Today’s ISIS pirates are really just the 21st century’s version of the ‘privateers’…”

SLAVERY EMPIRE: A historical map of the Arab and Barbary Slave trade (Source: Wikipedia)

The Barbary slave trade refers to the “white slavery” markets along North Africa’s Barbary Coast between the 17th and 19th centuries, which comprised of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. Conversely, the Arab slave trade went on for the better part of a millennium – not only confined to the Arab world, but also extending into west Asia, North Africa, Southern Africa, Ethiopia, and Somalia, as well as southern coastal Europe (Spain and Italy) as late as the 19th century. So great were the number of men, women and children who were captured by pirates, that many European coastal towns were forced to shut down, and all but abandoned.

Wikipedia states: “The trade was focused on the slave markets of the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa. Slaves were of varied race, ethnicity, and religion.”

The trade dates as far back as the 8th and 9th centuries, during the Fatimid Caliphate, the majority of slaves were Europeans (aka Saqaliba), all of whom were kidnapped or bought along Europe’s southern coasts during the Ottoman-European wars. All in all, between 650 – 1900 AD, an estimated 10 to 18 million people from Europe, Asia, and Africa were impressed into slavery by Barbary and Arab slave traders.


THE SAND PIRATE: ISIS pillage and plunder through the desert – as opposed to the Barbary Pirates at sea.

In addition, there is also the historical period academics refer to as the Ottoman Pirate Slavery, a lawless period punctuated by a lack of central government and power – a vacuum which was filled by piracy – just as ISIS has filled a vacuum of destabilization in both Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to Wikipedia:

After a revolt in the mid-17th century reduced the ruling Ottoman Pashas to little more than figureheads in the region, the towns of Tripoli, Algiers, Tunis and others became independent in all but name. Without a large central authority and its laws, the pirates themselves started to gain much influence. Pirate raids for the acquisition of slaves occurred in towns and villages on the African Atlantic seaboard, as well as in Europe. Reports of Barbary raids and kidnappings of those in Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, England, Ireland, Scotland as far north as Iceland exist from between the 16th to the 19th centuries. It is estimated that between 1 million and 1.25 million Europeans were captured by pirates and sold as slaves in Africa during this time period.[3] Famous accounts of Barbary slave raids include a mention in the Diary of Samuel Pepys and a raid on the coastal village of Baltimore, Ireland, during which pirates left with the entire populace of the settlement. Such raids in the Mediterrean were so frequent and devastating that the coastline between Venice to Malaga[4] suffered widespread depopulation, and settlement there was discouraged. In fact, it was said that this was largely because ‘there was no one left to capture any longer’.[5] The power and influence of these pirates during this time was such that nations – including the United States of America paid tribute in order to stave off their attacks“.[6]

“Ohio State University history Professor Robert Davis describes the white slave trade as minimized by most modern historians in his book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500-1800 (Palgrave Macmillan). Davis estimates that 1 million to 1.25 million White Christian Europeans were enslaved in North Africa from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 18th,[1] and roughly 700 Americans were held captive in this region as slaves between 1785 and 1815.[2] The markets declined after the loss of the Barbary Wars and finally ended in the 1830s when the region was conquered by France.”

Watch as ISIS paedophiles gloat at the prospect of buying a young Christian or Yazidi female slave – for the cost of a used cell phone:

It’s history repeating itself, and still no solution in sight from our western and Arab monarchs – both of whom created and funded this horrid ISIS crisis.

More from RT here…

ISIS introduces ‘price scheme’ for selling enslaved women and girls


Islamic State has set fixed prices to sell Yazidi and Christian women who have been abducted by members of the militant group, Iraqi media have reported. The barbaric tariffs range from around $40 for older women to $170 for children.

The group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, says they will execute anyone who violates the controls, which have been implemented. $43 is the price for a Yazidi or Christian women who is aged between 40 and 50. For those aged between 20 and 30, the price is $86. The sickening trend continues, with girls falling into the 10 to 20 age group being sold for $129 and children up to the age of nine, commanding the highest prices of $172 or 200,000 dinars.

(Image Source: The Muslim Issue)

(…) Nevertheless, according to a recently shared video, it would seem the slave girl trade is still very much alive amongst some Islamic State (IS) fighters. Captured on film, they were laughing and joking about getting their share of the spoils.

“Today is the day of female slaves and we should have our share,” declares a bearded militant, flanked by fellow fighters on a couch. The video, which has not been independently verified, was released by Islamic State last month and has been newly translated by Al Aan TV, a Dubai-based TV station.

“Where is my Yazidi girl?” one man asks repeatedly as others laugh. The video was shot in the Iraqi city of Mosul, an Islamic State stronghold, captured in June, reports Al Aan.

“Whoever wants to sell his slave, whoever wants to give his slave as a present…everyone is free to do what he wants with his share,” says the bearded fighter, eager to obtain a slave girl of his own.

Read More: ‘Won’t even let us kill ourselves’: Ordeal of enslaved Yazidi women

IS has bragged about the enslavement of women and girls from territories they have captured. They see it as the revival of an ancient custom, under which captured women and girls were treated as trophies from the spoils of war.

In an article in its English-language online magazine Dabiq, the group provides what it says is religious justification for the enslavement of defeated “idolators.”

Continue this article at RT

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