Shirin, Freed Yazidi sex slave of the Islamic State, author of “I Remain a Daughter of the Light”
Feb. 21, 2017

On her abduction by ISIS invasion, being sold into sexual slavery:
  • “On the 3rd of August, 2014. On that day, the Islamic date attacked Shingal. Our men had only rudimentary weapons…”
  • “My cousin Salim was 19 years old, he was called by his Sunni teacher who told him that the Islamic State would soon be attacking Hardan. They would be killing all the men and kidnapping and enslaving all the women and children. The news spread rapidly…  We were arrested at 6:00 pm…”
  • “At first, the men and women were separated. The men had to say in Ardan, including my brother Fruaz… We suspect they were murdered for several mass graves were found around Ardan…”
  • “We were brought to Badosh. The older women were sent off to work as servants. I was part of a group of 700 other women… sent off for sexual slavery “
  • “I was captured by the Islamic State for nine months and was sold nine times and I was very mistreated and raped. The last man who bought me did so… to make up for what he had done… My deepest wish is to liberate the 3000 women who are still in detention.”