By Theodore Shoebat
ISIS has taken several ancient Christian churches in Iraq and have transformed them into prisons, and one even was made into a ‘female detention center.’ Rebwar Audish Basa, Procurator of the Order of St. Anthony sant’Ormisda of the Chaldeans, said
The jihadists of the Caliphate have occupied the churches, including those which are very ancient… Among the concerns that plague us there is also that of those who fear that a possible military offensive for the liberation of Mosul could inevitably lead to consider churches as targets to hit, since they have become logistic bases of the jihadists. And of course, the destruction of old churches would be an irreparable damage and loss.
Some sources say that St. George monastery has been made into “a place for female detention, raising fears that women might be abused.”
While we cannot confirm that women are being raped in the monastery, we can say that it is possible based on the history of ISIS and what they do to women in detention centers. A woman in Iraq who was kidnapped by ISIS Muslims, sent this message to the military:
If you know where we are please bomb us… There is no life after this. I’m going to kill myself anyway – others have killed themselves this morning… I’ve been raped 30 times and it’s not even lunchtime. I can’t go to the toilet. Please bomb us.
A Yezidi girl who was a prisoner in one of these detention camps recounted how the imam told her that the jihadists will rape three underage girls:
We asked: what are you going to do with the three underage girls? The Sheikh answered saying “He will rape them and do whatever he wants and then he will sell them in the marketplace and then come back for three more
So its likely that the women trapped in St. George Monastery are being sexually abused, but we cannot conclude for now.