Nadya and Lamya, pictured above, are two girls who have been through hell. Captured by ISIS, for the next two years they were raped, tortured, beaten, and forced to carry dangerous weapons, including suicide belts, for the terrorists until they were able to escape, according to one report:
Lamya Aji Bashar Taha, a young Yazidi woman who was forced to live as a sex slave for 20 months and left visually impaired with a disfigured face, has called her Islamic State captors “monsters,” confirming stories about their abuse of children as young as 9 years old.
Taha was sold to IS terrorists five times, CNN-News18 reports, and along with other captured women and children was forced to make weapons and suicide vests. She made several attempts to escape, but was recaptured and forced to suffer harsh punishment and abuse.
“They (IS) are monsters,” she said, recounting the radicals’ physically abuse of children.
The terror group, which still holds territory in Iraq and Syria, and has affiliates in 18 countries, has become infamous for its slave markets where the militants have sold and bought thousands of women and children.
Taha told reporters in New Delhi, India, where she participated in a talk titled “The New Wave of Global Terror,” that IS captured her during an attack on her village in which her father was killed.
She finally managed to escape IS captivity after her relatives paid money to smugglers who found her and helped her out.
The sex slave survivor was speaking at the event to warn youth in India who are considering leaving their homes to join IS after news reports earlier this year revealed that dozens of youths in India were making that decision.
Taha told youngsters to beware of IS, however, pointing out that the terror group is known for trying to indoctrinate people online.
Taha, alongside fellow Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad, received the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in October 2016 for her courage in speaking out against the atrocities she suffered at the hands of IS.
Parliament President Martin Schulz said at the time that the prize shows that the women’s fight “has not been in vain and that we are prepared to step up to the plate to help them in their fight against the hardship and brutality perpetrated by this so-called Islamic State to which so many people are still exposed to.” (source)
Normally, I do not usually post about Yezidis, which are what these two girls are. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that these girls, while they are not Christians and still need Christ for their salvation, are made in the image and likeness of God, who loves and desires the salvation of all men.
While it is important to take care of the certainly physical and material needs of people like these women, the spiritual needs are ultimately the more important ones because after the curtains of this life close, the memories of what ISIS did are a bucket in the ocean of eternity. For those who knew and loved Christ and followed His will, these memories will dissolve in the mercy of God. But for those who did and loved evil, or those who rejected God, they will wish to receive the agony these women went through, because what awaits them is an eternity of misery.
Just a reminder.