by MARY CHASTAIN
….But mass confusion is caused when all the women are covered from head to toe.
“I went once with my wife to one of the old souqs [open-air marketplace] to do some shopping, and after a short while I lost her among the crowd,” said Sabah Nadiem, a resident of Mosul, Iraq. “The problem was that all the women were wearing veils and it was hard to know who was my wife. I was utterly scared to make a mistake and go for the wrong woman. It would be a disaster to fall into Hisbah hands. I could not even use my mobile as the network was down.”
The Islamic State has published numerous manuals concerning the “proper” behavior for women in their caliphate. In December, the group released a manual for fellow jihadists on how to beat, rape, and fail to impregnate their female slaves. Another manual, titled Women of the Islamic State: Manifesto and Case Study, specifically details to women how to behave.
“It is always preferable for a woman to remain hidden and veiled, to maintain society from behind this veil,” it said.
Marriage rules are the most disturbing part of the manifesto.
“It is considered legitimate for a girl to be married at the age of nine,” it claims. “Most pure girls will be married by 16 or 17, while they are still young and active. Young men will not be more than 20 years old in those glorious generations.”
An all-female Islamic State brigade is known to also enforce Sharia law within the caliphate. In December, they used a bear trap known as a “biter” on women’s breasts who defied the protocols of the terrorist group. The torture device was used on one woman who was arrested in public for breastfeeding with a transparent niqab. After the jihadists took over Mosul, Iraq, they demanded all shopowners place a veil on mannequins, even the males, since “the human form is not depicted in statues or artwork.”