A disturbing document submitted to the United States Department as evidence of the atrocities of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has revealed that the Islamic radical group maintains a detailed price list of Christian and Yazidi girls to be sold as sex slaves. The “store-like” list includes girls as young as 1 year old and are being sold to Turkish, Syrian and Gulf Arabs. The list is titled “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Subject/Prices of Selling Spoils of War.”
(Reuters)Nadia Murad Basee, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith, speaks to members of the Security Council during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, December 16, 2015.
The document came from a 278-page investigative report by the Knights of Columbus, which is a nonprofit organization in defense of Christians and is considered as the largest Catholic organization.
The report reveals that the ISIS’ selling of sex slaves operated much like a business. In it ISIS terms the young girls as “spoils of war” and it included rules for customers, like them being allowed to purchase no more than three girls. It also includes business reports, for example indicating that over recent years, there was a “significant decrease” in sex slave demand. The sex-slave trade is one of the main channels of income for ISIS, which enables it to finance its war and terror campaign.
In the price list, the value of the sex slaves is largely dependent on their age: the younger, the more expensive. Christian or Yazidi girls from the ages of 1 to 9 costs roughly around $169.21 each, which is already the highest price tag in the list. Girls aged 10 to 20 cost $126.91, followed by women aged 20 to 30 for $84.60; women aged 30 to 40 for $63.45 and then finally women aged 40 to 50 for $42.30.