Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Nussaibah Younis writes for The Guardian on the mass weaponization of rape by ISIS:
Based on its widely refuted interpretations of Islamic texts, ISIS has gone about systematising rape, sexual assault and slavery by embedding the buying, selling and gifting of slaves into a system of rewards for its fighters. Of the estimated 3,500 Yazidi women held by ISIS, survivors report being interrogated and in some cases stripped naked for sorting and categorising. They have been rated according to desirability, labelled and transported across ISIS-held territory. They have been traded between fighters, and awarded by leadership as prizes.