ISIL says marriage at nine for girls

The Herald reports:

Girls living under Isis (Islamic State) rule may legitimately be married from as young as nine, and should have a husband before they are 17, according to a semi-official manifesto aimed at winning new recruits.

Their education should continue no later than the age of 15 and “most pure girls will be married by 16 or 17”, according to the document published by the all-female al-Khanssaa Brigade’s media wing.

And if that is not bad enough for any kids who live in an area taken over by , there’s more:

A report released by the UN on Wednesday also detailed how Isis militants are using children as suicide bombers and human shields. The report, which reviewed the treatment of children across Iraq for the first time since 1998, drew attention to what it said was the “systematic killing of children belonging to religious and ethnic minorities by Isis, including several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive“. It said militants were selling some abducted children as sex slaves.

Yet Labour and the Greens still say this is nothing to do with us. We should do nothing more than make speeches denouncing ISIL at the UN.

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