Tag: Iraq

How ISIS wives helped their husbands rape Yazidi sex slaves

In Iraq, captured Yazidi women were forced to work as domestic servants for ISIS families — and were regularly raped, with the help of wives.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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In the field with Yazidi fighters, chilling tales of genocide by ISIS – and more conflict to come

Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in droves to fight ISIS, and see a new war on the horizon.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz want more Western intervention, fueling the very Islamist extremism they claim to fight

Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz combine the worst of both worlds: the anti-Muslim, anti-refugee views of the far right with the pro-war, imperialist stance of the liberal centrists.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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US dropped 26,171 bombs on 7 Muslim-majority countries in Obama’s last year

President Obama’s last year in office was marked by heavy bombing in the Middle East and South Asia.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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Leaked Hillary Clinton emails prove ISIS was supported by US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Emails from Hillary Clinton released by WikiLeaks add to the growing body of evidence that US-backed Gulf regimes have supported the Islamic State.

By Ben Norton / Salon

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