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Terrorists Promoted, Victims Ignored
"An estimated 3,100 Yazidis were killed [in Iraq], with nearly half of them... either shot, beheaded, or burned alive... The estimated number kidnapped is 6,800... All Yazidis were targeted... but children were disproportionately affected." — PLOS Medicine, 2017.
By contrast, Shamima Begum said that she had been fully aware of the beheadings and other atrocities committed by ISIS before going to Syria. "I knew about those things and I was okay with it," she said. "Because, you know, I started becoming religious just before I left. From what I heard, Islamically, that is all allowed." When asked whether she had questioned any of that, Begum replied, "No, not at all."
"[W]e recently learned of the 50 [Yazidi women and children]... who were beheaded. Meanwhile, those people who raped and killed our women are free to go back to their countries and live normal lives. This makes us feel that we have no value as human beings..." — Salim Shingaly, a Yazidi activist from Iraq, to Gatestone Institute.