Friends, some of the best lessons learned are some of the hardest lessons learned. Following the capture and forced sexual slavery of the Islamic State of 2,000 Yazidi women, the women have set their sights on dealing with these Islamic devils by forming an army called the “Sun Ladies.”
Some 2,000 Yazidi women who were captured in the brutal August 2014 attack on their mountain stronghold have escaped and have taken up arms against their former tormentors. Driven by the fresh memories of unspeakable atrocities and the survival of their people, hundreds have signed up to fight the black-clad terrorist army.
They call themselves the “Force of the Sun Ladies,” a name that reflects the culture’s solar reverence. Monotheistic and embracing elements of several religions, Yazidi once numbered 650,000 in Iraq, nearly all on the northern Nineveh Plain. ISIS’ genocidal campaign to “purify” Iraq of non-Muslims led to the slaughter of thousands and displaced at least 200,000.
Now we are defending ourselves from the evil; we are defending all the minorities in the region,” Capt. Khatoon Khider told FoxNews.com. “We will do whatever is asked of us.”
Of the number of Yazidi women who have been trained and are fighting alongside their male counterparts, Khider is one of 123. Their ages range from 17 to 37, and there are at least another 500 awaiting their training.
As we have reported in the past, not only have Yazidi women been subjected to such horrific conditions under the Islamic State, to the point where they make phone calls crying to bomb them to put them out of their misery, but we have also reported onChristian veterans who have left the States in order to help the Peshmerga and the women they rescue.
Khider also told FOX News about some of the reports we’ve carried here about women throwing their babies off the tops of mountains and jumping themselves in order to bring a swift end to their lives, rather than either die a brutal death or be made sex slaves by the Islamic animals of the region,according to Islamic jihad.
“Women were throwing their children from the mountains and then jumping themselves because it was a faster way to die,” Khider said. “Our hands were all tied. We couldn’t do anything about it.
“Whenever a war wages, our women end up as the victims,” she added.
“Our elite force is a model for other women in the region,” she said. “We want to thank all the other countries who help us in this difficult time, we want everyone to take up weapons and know how to protect themselves from the evil.”