From Phyllis Chesler at the Middle East Forum:
“I’ve been raped 30 times and it’s not even lunchtime,” cried one young Yazidi woman in a dangerous and desperate call. Chillingly, she begged the man on the line, someone embedded with the Kurdish Peshmerga fighting ISIS: “If you know where we are, please bomb us. There is no life after this. I am going to kill myself anyway.”
That request was made a year ago. So far, no brothel has been bombed, no slave auction interrupted.
President Obama’s much favored “international community” — the United Nations, the European Union, the politically correct Western intelligentsia, the NGOs, the human-rights organizations — hasn’t rescued this woman or any of the other mainly Christian and Yazidi sex slaves who remain in the clutches of the barbarians.
But some individual heroes are doing so. With Oscar Schindler, Sir Nicholas Winton and Chiune Sugihara — who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust — as role models, Canadian Jewish businessman Steve Maman has, so far, overseen the rescue of more than 120 kidnapped Christian and Yazidi girls in Iraq. Maman founded the Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq organization a year ago, after jihadists laid siege to Mosul and Sinjar.
Sister Hatune Dogan and Hans Erling Jensen of the Hatune Foundation have been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls and women from Iraq and bringing them to Europe, mainly to Germany, for medical and psychological treatment.
Last month, Sister Hatune went to the Sinjar Shingal mountains. Thirteen Yazidi fighters “covered” her as she went to “the front lines.” She reports that “right now, there are 30,000 Yazidi fighters trying to stop the expansion of ISIS in this area. They live in 2,000 tents, in open camps in the mountains. They get neither support from the West or from the Kurds.”
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Image credit: Middle East Forum — On the left, Honor roll for defense of ISIS victims — Canadian Jewish businessman Steve Maman (left), Syriac Orthodox nun Hatune Dogan, and Swedish activist Hans Erling Jensen; On the right, Yazidi fighters head to battle ISIS on the summit of Mount Sinjar, Iraq, in December 2014.