Please no More

He bound her hands and gagged her.

Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before getting on top of her.


When it was over, he knelt to pray again….

Bookending the rape with acts of religious devotion.

“I kept telling him it hurts - please stop,”

said the girl.

“He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever.

He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God,”

“Every time that he came to rape me, he would pray,”

“He kept telling me this is ibadah,”


She said, using a term from Islamic scripture meaning worship.


“He said that raping me is his prayer to God

 I said to him,

‘What you’re doing to me is wrong, and it will not bring you closer to God.’

And he said,

‘No, it’s allowed. It’s halal,’”


“The offensive on the mountain was as much a sexual conquest as it was for territorial gain,”

said the expert

For two months, SHE was held

“They laughed and jeered at us, saying ‘You are our sabaya.’

I didn’t know what that word meant,”

she said.


Later on, the local Islamic State leader explained it meant slave.




Phrases in blue are the girl speaking.

Underline phrases are to be spoken three times.





This poem is about: 
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