A document has surfaced detailing the ISIS-approved price list for Christian and Yazidi sex slaves abducted by the barbaric terror group, which also reveals that the highest prices are paid for children and infants.
“We have been informed that the market for sale of women had been witnessing a reduction in price which effects the needs for the Islamic State and the funding for the Mujahideen,” the document reads, according to an English translation of the notice. “For this, the commerce department had decided to set a fixed price regarding the sale of women. Therefore, all auctioneers are to abide by this and anyone who breaks the rules will be executed.”
Featuring the ISIS seal of approval, the document then provides a price list in dinars for the sale of the Christian and Yazidi women, which is broken down according to their age range. It also notes that buyers are not permitted to have more than three sex slaves, except for “foreign sales to Turks, Syrians and Gulf states.”
While forty to fifty-year-old women are being priced at the equivalent of $43, and twenty to thirty-year-old women at $86, children nine years old and younger are being sold for $200,000 Iraqi dinar, or $172 dollars. Infants as young as one year old are available for sale according to the list.
Corresponding with the release of the document, a video of enthusiastic Muslim men waiting for the Yazidi slaves they have purchased has also surfaced online, generating outrage and horror.
“Today is the slave market day. Today is the day where this verse applies: ‘Except with their wives and the [captives] whom their right hands possess, for [then] they are not to be blamed,’” a translation of the video states. “Today is distribution day, Allah willing. … By Allah, man, I am looking for one to get me a girl.”
The men awaiting their sex slaves then discuss how blue or green-eyed women fetch a higher price in negotiation. They also explain how a 15-year-old woman would have to be checked to ensure that she has teeth.
“If she doesn’t have teeth, why would I want her?” one of the men asks.
Another comments that he would be happy to sell his slave for a Glock pistol.
Last August, the United Nations issued a statement condemning the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence by ISIS fighters.
“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the explicit targeting of women and children and the barbaric acts the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control, and we remind all armed groups that acts of sexual violence are grave human rights violations that can be considered as war crimes and crimes against humanity,” declared Nickolay Mladenov, special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for Iraq, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict.
The statement also revealed evidence of rape being used as a weapon of war. Women and children belonging to Yazidi, Christian, Turkomen and Shabak communities are especially targeted as sex slaves.