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Reports: Daughters ask fathers to kill them before being raped by Assad forces

People light candles and hold posters next to the Russian consulate, during a demonstration to protest Assad regime forces' and its supporters' attacks on civilians and the humanitarian plight in Aleppo, on December 13, 2016 in New York, United States [Mohammed Elshamy / Anadolu Agency]
People light candles and hold posters next to the Russian consulate, during a demonstration to protest Assad regime forces' and its supporters' attacks on civilians and the humanitarian plight in Aleppo, on December 13, 2016 in New York, United States [Mohammed Elshamy / Anadolu Agency]

A number of tweets have appeared on social media showing the grisly horror of the situation unfolding in Aleppo.

Tweets were being circulated about fathers in Eastern Aleppo asking religious scholars if it was permissible to kill their daughters before they are captured and raped by Assad, Hezbollah, and Iranian militias. There was also Facebook posts about girls facing the prospect of  being raped by the Syrian army wanting to commit suicide instead.

Last messages from Aleppo as Syria regime massacres women and children

Videos and tweets flooded in as Syrian regime forces and sectarian militias trapped 50,000 people in eastern Aleppo. The UN described the situation as “a complete meltdown of humanity” as reports of massacres came through.

Activists on the ground reported that Hezbollah militia carried out most of the mass executions in the besieged city.

Prominent Syrian religious scholar, Muhammed Al-Yaqoubi tweeted in despair about fathers in Eastern Aleppo asking religious scholars, like him, if it was permissible to kill their daughters before they are captured and raped by Assad, Hezbollah, and Iranian militias.

The religious leader who fled Syria tweeted on Tuesday, that he was receiving questions from Aleppo, including whether “a man can kill his wife or sister before she is raped by Assad Forces in front of him.”

A separate message on Facebook was posted by a Syrian activist relaying the message from a girl in Aleppo  facing the prospect of being raped. In her desperate plea she said:

“To all the religious leaders and scholars of the world. To all those who are supposedly carrying the burden on their shoulder. I am one of Aleppo’s girls who awaits rape within a few hours. There are no men nor arms to stand between us and the monster whom are called the Syrian army.

I don’t want anything from you, not even prayers. I am still able to talk and I believe my prayers are more sincere then yours. All what I am asking for is don’t take God’s place and judge me when I kill myself. I am going to kill myself and I don’t care if you doom me to hell.

I am committing suicide because I didn’t survive all those time in my father’s home for nothing!! My father who died from sorrow and fear for who he left behind. I am committing suicide so my body isn’t any sort of pleasure for those who couldn’t even dare to mention Aleppo’s name a few days ago.

I am committing suicide in Aleppo because the day of judgment just happened and I don’t think hell is worse then what we are living.

I will kill myself and I know you are going to unite over judging my destiny to hell. I know the only thing that will unite you all is a girl committing suicide. I am not your mom or your sister or wife. I am just a girl you don’t care about.

I am going to finish my statement with saying your fatwa doesn’t mean anything to me and doesn’t interest me anymore. Keep it for your family.

I am killing myself and when u read this You should know I just died pure and untouched in spite of you all.”

This was first reported by Al-Arabiya.net. Beyond the media reports and tweets, we are currently unable to confirm the reports.

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  • Thomas

    posting these garbage on the Internet creates the terrorists that go around killing innocent people. This is all lies and you know it. There is no evidence anywhere that Assads army is raping anyone. On the other hand the Internet is full of evidence of people raped by Sunni ISIS . Go talk to Yazidi women.

    • Mario Mannaro

      Fully agree , this web site should rename itself : middle est USA memo

      • Jo

        lol snap

      • Most Americans are not necessarily anti-Assad.

    • Rahmatullah Nowruz

      Maybe you should use your glasses to see what is going on with people in syria.

      plz don’t speak truth not falsehood.

      • Thomas

        Please list here all the Assad opposition groups that fight for :
        1. Democracy
        2. Equal rights for men and women
        3. Secularism and equal rights for all faiths
        4. Local governance
        5. A constitution that is not governed by a 7th century oppressive system that makes communism look like a liberal democracy

        If you name a group that has more than 10 people and has the above principles in their constitution I will send you 100 US dollars

        Guess who needs glasses now?

        • Habeeb Rahman

          Thomas you waste

    • Nic

      I don’t care who is raping and murdering! I care that it is happening and we are doing nothing! I am ashamed to be British.

    • Mohammad Irshad

      Mr.Thomas, one day you will realize the pain of the Sister, when some one rape your Mother, Sister or Daughter. Try to Be Human and think as a Human.

      • Alexandra Jünemann

        So you wouldn’t mind being wrongfully accused of (attempted) rape?

  • This sounds a bit too…sensationalist, to be honest, like something published by a tabloid.

  • TecumsehUnfaced

    What is the matter with you? Publishing garbage like this declares that you think the rest of us are dumb as rocks.

  • We saw Pakistani drama recently, same kind of stories, the young are in danger even there and everywhere .. in this news the girl who says she wants to commit suicide, I suggest dont do it.. in the past Muslim girls took sword in their hands and fought against evil soldiers and bandits. It was not only young men who fought with swords, also young girls fought. If you are a person with faith, you will encounter evil, you will be attacked and challenged by evil.. you must fight, dont give up, dont commit suicide as a worthless coward and a failure in life

    • Shaherizad

      The Kurdish women in Iraq and Syria have had their own brigade fighting ISIS for years, they are a rather formidable force.

  • Rajib Maiti

    I t is painful to watch and read people talking about siya,Sunni, fatwa,religion etc…when mankind as a whole is badly affected…. Please stop all these nuisance…

  • Thomas

    Actually this picture is not form Russian consulate. This picture is from a Christian church in Iraq. The name of the city is Qaraqosh and it shows Christian women praying from fear of what will happen to them as ISIS was advancing. The proof is in the candles. Moslem women do not hold candles because it is considered a Christian custom. The picture was taken from the Internet by a Turkish journalist known to use misinformation as a tool

    • Shaherizad

      I’ve been unable to verify this. Thomas, do you have a source? Although there are some similar images from Bakhdida (Qaraqosh) I did not see any of these individuals in those photos and an image search also didn’t reveal anything.

      I disagree entirely about the candles, they prove nothing because…

      1. Using candles is not forbidden by most Islamic schools
      2. Most branches of Shia Islam use candles, the Alevi and Alawite use them extensively and are both found in Syria.
      3. In Kurdistan and the region surrounding it, many earlier religious rituals have evolved into cultural traditions that have continued, although their religions of origin are no longer widely practiced. (The same way that many in the west have decorated pagan trees in their living rooms this time of year.)

      4. Candlelight vigils are a custom that even Islamic groups in the United States organize and practice, and this photo was supposedly taken in New York City.

      (Note: my disagreement should in no way be construed as considering this article valid “news” or supporting it in any manner.)

  • Helen4Yemen

    Lest we forget how this mess was started:

    The Iraq were was for the beneift of Israel

    In the course of the past year, a new belief has emerged in the town: the belief in war against Iraq. That ardent faith was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them JEWISH, almost all of them intellectuals people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history a partial list:

    Richard Perle,
    Paul Wolfowitz,
    Douglas Feith,
    William Kristol,
    Eliot Abrams,
    Charles Krauthammer”

    Haaretz – March 4, 2003

    • Ken Kelso

      Syrians are being murdered in the hundreds of thousands and Helen is talking about her lie that Jews were responsible for Iraq war.
      Got to love her she diverts attention to Muslim mass killings against fellow Muslims

      • Shaherizad

        Helen didn’t say anything about Jews, she just quoted an Israeli newspaper and the men named all happen to be Zionist Jews.

        However, the US has never had a good reason to invade Iraq and the Israeli lobby (AIPAC) just happens to be the second largest lobby in DC. The US has gifted Israel with $10 million USD a day since 1948, and what they don’t spend aggressively building and protecting towns on land they don’t own, they spend buying US politicians…

        Although Israel didn’t single-handedly send the US into the second war in Iraq, it cannot be denied that they played a role.

    • Ken Kelso

      Poor Helen who will have to accept that Israel is not going to be another Muslim country

  • Shaherizad

    Why would MEMO even publish an article that they admit being unable to verify? It just calls their journalistic integrity into question. Without proof, there is no story… only a published rumor.

  • Tim Wobble

    A German report shows the main reason do many Syrians have become refugees is that thay fear rape and sexual violence from rebel militias more than actually being killed

  • Steve Clarke

    This site is becoming more and more ridiculous, its barely worth visiting for news now as all that’s shoved up is laughable tripe.