Boko Haram Joins ISIS In Using Mass Rape As Strategy


Boko Haram Joins ISIS In Using Mass Rape As Strategy

While Islamic terror groups preach about high morals and strict adherence to middle ages law it seems almost all of them have rape as a founding value. ISIS, the middle eastern terror network, commonly traffics in children and women while in Nigeria another terror outfit, Boko Haram, are also using the technique.

Boko Haram, officials say, have been raping kidnapped schoolgirls in the hopes of breeding a new generation of fighters

In interviews published in Monday's New York Times, some of the hundreds of women kidnapped said they were locked in houses by the dozen and forced to engage in sexual relations with the Islamist fighters.

“They chose the ones they wanted to 'marry',” said a 25-year-old Hamsatu, who is four months pregnant with one of the Islamist's babies. “If anybody shouts, they said they would shoot them.”

Dozens of newly freed girls, many pregnant, have been showing up at a refugee camp near Maiduguri, as Nigerian soldiers continue to repel Boko Haram forces from the region and free their sex slaves.

Most of the 15,000 people who are at the camp are women of which over 200 are pregnant. Many more may be carrying the unwanted children of militants.

"The sect leaders make a very conscious effort to impregnate the women,” Borno governor Kashim Shettima said. “Some of them, I was told, even pray before mating, offering supplications for God to make the products of what they are doing become children that will inherit their ideology.”

Many contracted HIV from the rapes and were subjected to sexual violence while as young as 11.

The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest several weeks ago. It was a major operation that has turned international attention to the systematic rape of hostages.

Hundreds of enslaved girls were released into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola.

"They didn't allow us to move an inch," said one of the freed women "If you needed the toilet, they followed you. We were kept in one place. We were under bondage.

"We thank God to be alive today. We thank the Nigerian army for saving our lives," she added.

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