ISIS is celebrating the Islamic holiday of Ramadan with a contest in which pre-teen Christian and Yazidi children captured in war are given away as sex slave ‘prizes’ to fighters who show that they have mastered the Koran.
FOX News reported:
The shocking practice of giving away human beings as prizes, called “sibya,” was organized by the Da’wa and Mosques Department in Al-Baraka province in Syria in honor of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and was announced June 19 on ISIS Twitter accounts, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute and the Clarion Project, two independent research institutes that track social media accounts linked to terrorist groups.
An announcement on Twitter “begins with congratulations to ISIS soldiers and departments in the province upon the beginning of the month of Ramadan,” MEMRI wrote, “It then announces the upcoming Koran memorization competition, at which it says participants will be tested and given prizes accordingly.”
An ISIS bulletin circulated on Twitter, (l.), lists prizes for a Koran memorization contest. The numerals are for money prizes, but above them are listed the top prizes – female slaves. (Clarion Project, Reuters)
The statement lists the prizes planned for the top ten competitors, with the top three to each be awarded a female slave: ‘Winner of the first place will be granted a female slave who was captured at war.’”
The Prizes for this competition are:
1st prize: A slave girl
2nd prize: A slave girl
3rd prize: A slave girl
4th prize: 100,000 Syrian lira ($462)
5th prize: $90,000 Syrian lira
6th prize: 80,000 Syrian lira
7th prize: 70,000 Syrian lira
8th prize: 60,000 Syrian lira
9th prize: 50,000 Syrian Lira
10th prize: 50,000 Syrian Lira
The contest in Syria plays upon two major ISIS themes, said Ryan Mauro, national security analyst for the New York-based Clarion Project: They are the ones who most closely follow “true” Islam and the Islamic State is a “legitimate” state. The contest and its underlying competition demonstrate that fighters are studying the quran, and that ISIS is not affected by international condemnation.
“By showcasing its slavery, ISIS is boasting that it practices Islam in its most literal interpretation, doesn’t capitulate to public opinion and rejects modern interpretations,” Mauro said. “It is also showing it has a functional Islamic educational system and therefore is a real caliphate.
The timing of the announcement is significant as Ramadan is a time of year where Muslims are charged with rejuvenating their faith. “Memorizing the quran is a considered a pious and worthy thing to do and many memorization competitions are held around the world, especially during Ramadan,” the Clarion Project said in its June 21 report. “It is believed to be the month during which Mohammed received the quran.”
The chapters the Islamic State challenged its followers to memorize include “some of the most warlike passages in the entire quran.”
[Video] ISIS offering women as ‘prizes’ in Koran contest.
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