The Islamic State is reportedly punishing young mothers with “the Biter” torture device for breastfeeding in public. And they are using a devise similar to a “breast ripper” from the Middle Ages.
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A young mother has been savagely mutilated by ISIS – for breastfeeding in public.
Islamic State (ISIS) has a record of treating women appallingly. But a new report has revealed just how barbaric its regime can be.
Members of ISIS’s notorious all-female Al-Khansa brigade patrols the streets of the so-called ‘Caliphate’ in Syria and Iraq, enforcing strict sharia laws concerning women’s dress and appearance.
Disturbingly, they have recently been using a spiked, metal device known as “The Biter” to inflict harsh punishments on local women deemed to have shown too much skin — and women who breastfeed in public are not exempt.
Recently, one 24-year-old woman in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria was recently accosted by the Al-Khansa brigade for breastfeeding her baby in public.
Her account of the resulting punishment is hair-raising.
“[T]hey took me to the ‘Hesba’ headquarters in the city, and escorted me to the torture chamber, then they asked me to choose between a whip or a ‘biter’,” the woman told anti-ISIS group A-Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
“I did not know what a ‘biter’ was and I thought it is a reduced sentence,” she added. “I was afraid of whipping, so I choose the ‘biter.’”
“They brought a sharp object that has a lot of teeth and held me, placing it on my chest and pressing it strongly,” the young woman, nicknamed Batol to protect her identity, said.
“I screamed from pain and I was badly injured. They later took me to the hospital… I felt then that my femininity has been destroyed completely.”
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