Before Her Death Kayla Mueller Was Assaulted By ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

According to a new report Kayla Mueller, the American aid work who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by ISIS, was repeatedly sexually assaulted by ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. Mueller’s parents told ABC news, “Kayla was tortured, that she was the property of al-Baghdadi. We were told that in June by the… » 8/15/15 11:25am 8/15/15 11:25am

How ISIS Uses Rape and Sexual Slavery as a Recruiting Tool and a Business

Horrifying reports continue to pile up about the ways in which the Islamic State is using the rape and sexual slavery of Yazidi women as a tool of war. A new report in the New York Times makes it clear that it’s also become an attractive recruiting tool, a draw for men from conservative Muslim societies where casual… » 8/13/15 9:55am 8/13/15 9:55am

U.N. Official: ISIS is 'Institutionalizing Sexual Violence'

Zainab Bangura, a U.N. special representative, recently concluded a tour of refugee camps that house refugees largely from Syria and Iraq - countries where the Islamic State hold a large amount of territory. The Washington Post reports that she recounted the stories of sexual violence, rape and abuse to Middle East… » 5/24/15 12:15pm 5/24/15 12:15pm

NY Terror Case: Women Wanted an Active Military Role in ISIS 

When Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui were arrested early Thursday morning at their Queens home, officers found pressure cookers, gas tanks, hand-written instructions for bomb making and jihadist pamphlets. According to the AP, Velentzas’ and Siddiqui’s arrest indicates a shift in women’s participation in “militant… » 4/05/15 2:15pm 4/05/15 2:15pm

British Police Launch Search for Girls Who Fled London to Join ISIS 

On Tuesday night, three London schoolgirls left their homes and flew to Istanbul, Turkey. British authorities believe that the girls, Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and an unidentified 15-year-old, are traveling to the Syrian border where they plan to join ISIS. On Friday, British counter-terrorism police… » 2/21/15 2:15pm 2/21/15 2:15pm

South Dakota State Rep: Planned Parenthood Is 'Worse than ISIS'

South Dakota State Representative and red-hot thinker Isaac Latterell, a Tea Party Republican who's been in office since 2013, hates abortion. But so do lots of folks in the Mount Rushmore state, and so it's important for him to show he hates it even worse than other people, that he's the most ride-or-die pro-fetus… » 2/19/15 10:30am 2/19/15 10:30am

ISIS Cuts off Hands of Three Women, Flogs Men for Using Cellphones

An Iraqi newspaper is reporting that three women in Mosul had their hands chopped off by the Islamic State as punishment for an unspecified crime. During the same public punishment event, held on a "celebration stage" in the town's center, five men were reportedly flogged for using their cellphones to contact… » 2/16/15 11:10am 2/16/15 11:10am

Right-Wing Blogger: Kayla Mueller Was a 'Bitch' Who Deserved to Die

On Tuesday, the White House confirmed that Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman kidnapped outside a Syrian hospital in 2013, died while being held captive by ISIS. According to media reports, her parents have been provided with at least three photographs of her corpse. So now, naturally, is the time for… » 2/11/15 4:00pm 2/11/15 4:00pm

Newsweek Twitter Hacked by Group Alleging Themselves to Be ISIS

Newsweek got the reins back, but for a hot second there, the magazine's Twitter was dramatically splashed with communication from the "CyberCaliphate," the purported social media arm of ISIS, which—as covered excellently by Newsweek itself—previously hacked the Twitter and YouTube accounts of US Central Command. » 2/10/15 11:45am 2/10/15 11:45am

Rand Paul Thinks Most Vaccinations Should Be Voluntary, ISIS doesn't

Rand Paul, friend of "freedom" and foe of public health said Monday on CNBC: "I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines." He continued, "I'm not arguing vaccines are a bad idea. I think they're a good thing. But I think the parents… » 2/02/15 11:30pm 2/02/15 11:30pm