Women of ISIL: Life Inside the Caliphate | Witness

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    Teachers, nurses, mothers, torturers - under the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group's rule, women played crucial roles in the organisation, some as willing participants, others as coerced victims.
    Through a series of rare testimonies, women from Syria and Iraq share what everyday life was like under the armed group.
    Their accounts reveal an organisation that is both brutal and uncompromising.
    Women hired as religious police patrolled the streets, looking for people who broke dress codes or committed other moral offences. Teachers taught schoolchildren Islamic lessons beyond their age. Nurses were forced to work at ISIL-controlled hospitals. Schools were closed and repurposed as training centres. Make-up was forbidden. Movement was restricted.
    And torture was a regular punishment, used for offences as minor as wearing nail polish.
    In Women of ISIL, we speak to the women fully integrated into the organisation, playing active roles in punishment and torture, as well as those who resisted through everyday acts of defiance, including running a salon, or teaching schoolchildren in private.
    They recall a time when even the police were policed, spies were surveilled, and women paid the ultimate price for a violent rule of law.
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Omer Akbar Khan
Omer Akbar Khan

Heart wrenching Documentary. The poor lady who got hit, is /was from Raqqa. She took a huge huge risk by doing this interview. While her courage is commendable, she seems to have put her whole family, and all her loved ones on the Daesh hit list, by bringing Al Jazeera inside their home. May Allah protect here from Daeshi Sleeper cells.

Vor 5 Tage
Kaushik. Dinavahi
Kaushik. Dinavahi

EU countries are under huge risk now

Vor 6 Tage
Ivan abdurrofi Al hakim
Ivan abdurrofi Al hakim

Even ISIS tried to bomb a mosque in Indonesia, I was praying inside one when that happened, good thing it didn't go boom.

Vor 7 Tage
elegant accessories
elegant accessories

ISIS is practicing real slam. Don't blame the men and women. Its the ideology and the book. ISIS is too nice comparing to what muhamad did.

Vor 11 Tage
Rezwan Niloy
Rezwan Niloy

You are wrong my friend...You don't know anything about Islam...Praying five times a day doesn't make a man practicing..Besides praying it is mandatory to obey The Quran and Sunnah and lead your life what Allah(SWT) says in the Quran and Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) did during his life time...There is not a single line in the Quran about torturing innocent human beings or animals...What ISIL or ISIS is doing is totally prohibited in Islam...In Islam Women are as equal as Men..You should study first before commenting on an unknown subject.

Vor 10 Tage
mrityunjoy ghosh
mrityunjoy ghosh

Islam is a SICKNESS, stay safe, from this Demonic religion

Vor 15 Tage
Casey Wiggin
Casey Wiggin

Most of these men are narcissists!

Vor 18 Tage
Ujitha Dissanayake
Ujitha Dissanayake

This is the 'true radical islam'. Thank you Al Jazeera for this video.

Vor 21 Tag
Subhashish Bagchi
Subhashish Bagchi

The hit in the end shows the real face of muslim man attitude toward their women shame on them. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM

Vor 25 Tage
stan lee
stan lee

horrible ideology.saudi wahaabi ideology

Vor Monat
Frederic Nietzsche
Frederic Nietzsche

43:53 The most interesting part where actual abuse happened.

Vor Monat
Honest Lucifer
Honest Lucifer

44:25 is what everyone is talking about. I had to watch the entire thing to get to it.

Vor Monat
OTS Shots
OTS Shots

Isis is funded by usa

Vor Monat
Lashes&Lipgloss !!
Lashes&Lipgloss !!

So Islam has all the hypocrisy of every other religion only its hypocrisy is deadlier.

Vor Monat
Lashes&Lipgloss !!
Lashes&Lipgloss !!

I never seen or heard anything like this before. God help us.

Vor Monat
Sid The Rapper Company Big Tela
Sid The Rapper Company Big Tela

Little Becca Organization VS Islamic Lesbian

Vor Monat
h Ham
h Ham

What the stupid is this????

Vor Monat
BrittK I Love Music
BrittK I Love Music

my heart is so broken he punched her in the face is she not a human being not made of skin and bone . She has no rights you just get to rape beat and punch and abort babies and its ok god fix it omg

Vor 2 Monate
Douglas Mclean
Douglas Mclean

you exploit evil of darkness

Vor 2 Monate
Jack Sparrow Patriot
Jack Sparrow Patriot

I’m going to behead all these isis kids, woman, men, I won’t care how old they are I’m going to behead them for being a isis member and they going to be a live.

Vor 2 Monate
Hmm Ok
Hmm Ok

I remember when peshmerga went street by street and freed a whole city in a day, I was waiting on the news and started crying of how happy I was hearing “this region in now freed of isis” every single hour. Best day of my life. Bzhi Peshmerga ❤️☀️💚

Vor 2 Monate
partyrocker419
partyrocker419

NO woman should belong to religion

Vor 2 Monate
b b
b b

Give me 5 minutes in a locked room with that guy who slapped that woman!! i would have him crying like a little girl in a few seconds!! Coward!! everyone wonders why trump banned travel from islamic states!! nice religion!!!!

Vor 2 Monate
arcticnorth
arcticnorth

This is real islam taught by muhannad himself, it's evil.

Vor 3 Monate
Mieka Degerness
Mieka Degerness

Afghanistan is 1 of the Most War Torn Countries in the World . I find this So Very Heart Breaking for All Young Children .Specially Little and Young Girls . Raped and married off to old men . Steels Hope from these little and Young Girls . 1 Would Think a Dad Would Protect His Daughters as well as their sons .

Vor 3 Monate
عه‌دنان سلێمانى
عه‌دنان سلێمانى

For those american who see this its your president made isis now you hope trump or biden be the good...bullshit😠😠😠😠

Vor 3 Monate
Jason Falconbridge
Jason Falconbridge

May Allah SWT grant these women Mercy and Peace and forgive them of the misdeeds they were forced into. Daesh are those whose knowledge of the Qur'An proceeds no further than their lips. Women are not meant to be combatants, nor are children. Women and children are supposed to be protected and treated with mercy and kindness. Remember the story of the creation of Hawwa: "Treat women nicely, for a woman is created from a rib, and the most curved portion of the rib is its upper portion, so, if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So treat women nicely" (Bukhari: 3135) If we interpret the narrations about creation of Hawwa from the rib in the same way then it will mean that Hawwa (and in fact women) by nature are very delicate and men need to treat them with care.

Vor 3 Monate
JaMa Sp
JaMa Sp

Stand up to these men.... take of the hijab!!! They are walking around "hidden" you want equality... take it off...

Vor 3 Monate
louise
louise

May the good Lord protect and keep them

Vor 3 Monate
David Sexton
David Sexton

Oi BEGUM AND CO. ! STOP PUTTING YOUR DISCARDED HEADS IN MY BIN ! LAST WARNING !

Vor 3 Monate
David Sexton
David Sexton

Oi BEGUM AND CO. ! STOP PUTTING YOUR DISCARDED HEADS IN MY BIN ! LAST WARNING !

Vor 3 Monate
dreams of turtles
dreams of turtles

To think that it was a woman who gave birth to every one of these men. Carried them for 9 months, cared for them as babies. Taught them as toddlers. Its alot of work to raise a child. Then they turn around and hate the very beings who brought them into the world. Humans can be so twisted.

Vor 3 Monate
Hello Bye
Hello Bye

I would tea bag them all 😄😁😄😁

Vor 4 Monate
Pak Busu
Pak Busu

when your goal is strayed from the true PURE PATH OF RASOOL ? YOU WILL FAIL . ISIS is an EPIC FAILURE . 99% trust their weapons more than 1% trust THE ABSOLUTE ONE CREATOR

Vor 4 Monate
Rezwan Niloy
Rezwan Niloy

Right Brother...May Allah(SWT) guide them to the right path..Or Destroy them like the previous tyrannies...

Vor 10 Tage
Elena Maftei
Elena Maftei

you can imagine how traumatised are these woman ...what sequels can develop ...and what we see in these countries ?....only war , humiliation and distruction...

Vor 4 Monate
Amirah K
Amirah K

That salon owner is a hero

Vor 4 Monate
Amirah K
Amirah K

It's sad to see our fellow sisters to be in sitautions like this. It doesn't matter what relationship or ethnicity you are, when a woman needs help, we all need to step in. Especially for the mothers and the children. No one should have to see what they've been exposed to.

Vor 4 Monate
Syd B
Syd B

I was reading up on the Hadith and commentary on what Jihad means and if there is violence in the Quran. I think it’s interesting that IS is modeling exactly what their prophet did. The violence against people groups of Muhammad’s time (pagans, Christians, Jews) and specifically HOW it was carried out, you see IS doing. Makes you wonder. If they believe this is the way to paradise in fighting for Allah, you can’t deny what the sources say clear as day (Surah 61:10-12, Surah 7:74). I encourage anyone to do their reading and look into the life of Muhammad

Vor 4 Monate
ilirjan zhiti
ilirjan zhiti

Isis revenge from death of general sulejmani

Vor 4 Monate
debate tingz
debate tingz

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You will not enter Paradise until you have faith and you will not have faith until you love each other. Shall I show you something that, if you did, you would love each other? Spread peace between yourselves.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 54

Vor 4 Monate
Tiffloveu
Tiffloveu

Pray for the innocent 🙏🏿

Vor 5 Monate
Sheik Bombalot
Sheik Bombalot

Gotta hand it to ISIS, they knew how to keep their women in line!

Vor 5 Monate
Wadda
Wadda

she must be a rapper with autotune

Vor 5 Monate
Nayan Kumar
Nayan Kumar

Religion of peace look like this

Vor 5 Monate
Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

How can anyone recognise a letterbox? Seriously?

Vor 5 Monate
Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Welcome to UK

Vor 5 Monate
MUTE UNLIMITED
MUTE UNLIMITED

Solution Leave Islam Forever I see violence everywhere In Islamic countries Something is wrong

Vor 5 Monate
EP1X
EP1X

Might I remind you that this is under a terrorist organization, this is not normal.

Vor 8 Tage
kshiteesh bijjula
kshiteesh bijjula

@Abdullah Mohamed typical reply....

Vor 18 Tage
inesita365
inesita365

Well... My country, Morocco, is full of tourists every year. I don't think anyone would come if our countries are all about violence 💀

Vor 2 Monate
Alexus Rads
Alexus Rads

you said it correct.....leave islam

Vor 2 Monate
Kiran Ijari
Kiran Ijari

ISIS IS a disease.

Vor 5 Monate
Benny Shallah
Benny Shallah

the prophet mhammad fought war and killed in order 2 spread islam...he engaged in tribal warfare...and he married little girls. Honestly if muhammad wasnt victorious in his wars, islam wouldn't have spread. Islam was created due to war, and the men who follow it feel justified in their wars and brutality because those were the conditions that allowed islam to spread. without violence and tribal warfare, islam wouldn't exist.

Vor 5 Monate
Eugenio
Eugenio

I am not defending the guy who hit the woman, but I am pretty sure he is afraid that IS will come back and target them. It is a real and legitimate fear. It was still a disgusting and disturbing thing to do, and points towards other societal issues, but I don't think he is associated with IS

Vor 5 Monate
Belladame x
Belladame x

The hairdresser Atyaf made me so proud of her. Her strength really shone through. What a beautiful and free woman.

Vor 5 Monate
jenjq2012
jenjq2012

Seems like an interesting film, but the audio has a strong echo.

Vor 5 Monate
ElGatoLoco698
ElGatoLoco698

They are disguising these women voices but giving us their names and locations?

Vor 6 Monate
Samantha Brooks
Samantha Brooks

And what I assume are the inside of their homes since they aren't allowed to leave them..I don't get it either lol

Vor 6 Monate
G Grimey
G Grimey

Shut up, American guys are just as misogynist against women.

Vor 6 Monate
Frank Buckley
Frank Buckley

Reap wat u sow.

Vor 6 Monate
Kenneth young
Kenneth young

So messed up. The story of her cousin being tortured for talking to her, the people who died by the biter, etc. No wonder ISIS members are being hunted now. Surprised they have asylum in a refugee camp.

Vor 6 Monate
Ludmila Maiolini
Ludmila Maiolini

And teenage girls ran away from their homes to live there...

Vor 6 Monate
EV Nj
EV Nj

I don’t get it though, how can people join these groups and think this is Islam! Makes zero sense.

Vor 6 Monate
Victoria Stein
Victoria Stein

Am I supposed to feel sorry for them now? Ha! They speak as we should. C***s

Vor 6 Monate
Blair Love
Blair Love

I pray the world does something to stop this. This brings me to tears. Mercy I pray that these women band together and fight back and leave.

Vor 6 Monate
maria DVH
maria DVH

If he strikes her and behaves like that while on camera and with witnesses then you just know it is getting worse when they leave. I feel bad for her that she continues to live under those circumstances

Vor 6 Monate
Naheed Akhtar
Naheed Akhtar

Now enjoy the ruins of caliphate "sister". Afraid of muslim men!, indeed.

Vor 7 Monate
J
J

Clearly no one in the comments has a clue what "war" means, and no one fully understood the message that those women wanted to send. It is not a religious war, it is a war undercover as a religious-war. The first who proclaim themselves religious are those who sin (as said by the woman in the documentary). Islam as well as Christianity are ancient ideologies and religions. The only difference is that Islam has not modernized.

Vor 7 Monate
Fardeen Anwar
Fardeen Anwar

When you say Islam has not modernized, what does it mean? What does it mean to be modernized?

Vor 7 Monate
Dinosky Dinerlin
Dinosky Dinerlin

This is not Islam its isil may Allah destroy them

Vor 7 Monate
Yanti Djuw
Yanti Djuw

Now Is 2020 Why Life Like 1010 ?

Vor 7 Monate
Leon Štukelj
Leon Štukelj

Whoever shall murder, shall be in danger of the judgment.

Vor 7 Monate
Hisham Ahmed
Hisham Ahmed

sab samhaj me agya .kya hai mazra isil ka.

Vor 7 Monate
Anderas Iniestas
Anderas Iniestas

worst religion for women , so sad

Vor 7 Monate
Anderas Iniestas
Anderas Iniestas

@distorted so why many people stay in islam?

Vor 7 Monate
distorted
distorted

worst religion for everyone. not only women. i used to be a muslim and it felt like a nightmare.

Vor 7 Monate
Non Essential
Non Essential

I refuse to watch this punk abuse this poor woman. What a decrepit vile cult.

Vor 7 Monate
Fardeen Anwar
Fardeen Anwar

karma bro. That woman ain't an angel either. She most likely tortured someone to death.

Vor 7 Monate
RAGINI MISHRA
RAGINI MISHRA

So basically in Islam you can't talk to your cousins. Sounds scary

Vor 7 Monate
Panda Malone
Panda Malone

Does anyone know if the women who got hit is okay I feel terrible for her

Vor 7 Monate
fugly
fugly

No surprise. Islam teach to hit a woman. Stay a way from islam

Vor 7 Monate
Zeci Adrianos
Zeci Adrianos

Western Feminists ....get to wok and go to Middle East !

Vor 8 Monate
belatedbirthday
belatedbirthday

The fact he showed such violence when there were cameras and witnesses there is terrifying. I wouldn't be surprised if that poor woman is completely covered in black bruises under her abaya...

Vor 8 Monate
Davianne Landers
Davianne Landers

Don't get me wrong, I really feel bad for these women. But, that being said, if all of the women in that country banded together, and fought back as a group, they would be a force to contend with. It would be better to go down fighting, than to just accept the abuse and oppression.

Vor 8 Monate
Elizabeth Estrella
Elizabeth Estrella

Thses womens are so beautiful but thier life is back2000 yrs ago...

Vor 8 Monate
A B
A B

Is this Islam..... thanks God I am not a Muslim..

Vor 8 Monate
A B
A B

Watch black crowns on Netflix..you will come to know the reality of these bastuds...

Vor 8 Monate
Thomas Newton
Thomas Newton

What was done to these women is terrible. But most of them will have done terrible things to others because they didn't agree with their idealistic views

Vor 8 Monate
Thomas Newton
Thomas Newton

They say these poor women what about their victims

Vor 8 Monate
Thomas Newton
Thomas Newton

They could have chosen not to join this terrorist group

Vor 8 Monate
Veronica Christopher
Veronica Christopher

Shielding their identity? Nice try- no, you're not. For example, Jasmine had too much face revealed. Full names were given; let's hope the names were fabricated.

Vor 8 Monate
Jean charles
Jean charles

The girls who are Converted must see the End of the Movie ! Hé. Beat her like a Dog. !

Vor 8 Monate
Mr Sharath Gopalan Aiyangar
Mr Sharath Gopalan Aiyangar

They are not innocent angles .. they need to be put to sleep

Vor 8 Monate
GENJAX X14
GENJAX X14

Remember....Islam is the religion of peace & love,js

Vor 9 Monate
Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime

How would you recognize each other in these black bags?

Vor 9 Monate
G D
G D

What a monster of a father - it makes me think the people will never be helped as long as monsters like him are considered normal and proper

Vor 9 Monate
TK fitness
TK fitness

That man at the end 😡😡😡😡 who is going to stone him to death stupid idiots😡😡😡

Vor 9 Monate
Ray Pardesi
Ray Pardesi

I'm wondering what happened to the lady who was slapped, after these guys were gone.

Vor 9 Monate
Symbolistsla
Symbolistsla

honestly its sad, that is why, "religion can be a dangerous thing when you lack understanding and have no wisdom" ..because it poisons your mind into a school of thought which is extremism! may god save their souls...very sad indeed....

Vor 9 Monate
P. S.
P. S.

Congratulations for this fantastic work. I think women such as the hairdresser deserve the Nobel Prize, and men like the last abuser, to be put in jail. And she´s such an angel, a very brave one, the woman abused by him.

Vor 10 Monate
Ayden Tee
Ayden Tee

All religions are nothing more than a control mechanism some are just harsher than others.

Vor 10 Monate
christoph lieding
christoph lieding

How much I wish women would take over this world and be in power. How much I hate bullies or macho guys is behind telling. I guess I am just happy my girl do not live in a Islamic country and me too. I wouldn't last long because I am sure god is a women and I do hate men with beards big time. Women should open their brain and close their legs and dont even get clos to duds who dont respect them.

Vor 10 Monate
elfenvine
elfenvine

And now we may go back there if USA pulls troops....sickening and I am in awe of the spirit of strength within these women

Vor 10 Monate
Alisha Chamel
Alisha Chamel

We should stay away! They don't want us there why kill our innocent men to help people who hate us and don't want the help? We are so ignorant sometimes! We have issues right here at home that need to be addressed before we do anymore handouts! Starving kids for one.

Vor 10 Monate
laura andoniadis
laura andoniadis

Baby can’t even kiss it’s mother with that thing so sad 🙄 kiss my eyes child 🤦‍♀️

Vor 10 Monate
cucumber
cucumber

she doesnt wear the niqab 24/7

Vor 9 Monate
boomslang1
boomslang1

It's so sick. Imagine that!

Vor 10 Monate
A. Rosa
A. Rosa

The guy who hits her at the end needs God in his life. I have to say, that I was really upset seeing this.

Vor 10 Monate
Abracadabra
Abracadabra

People with interest in history would know, this is identical to how early Islam spread through Central Asia, Persia and Khwarism shah( known as Afghanistan today). Personally I have serious crisis of faith and belief in my religion after reading early Islamic history and the recent developments.....religions are mostly about control and much less about peace...and Islam for sure is no exception, regretfully.

Vor 11 Monate
hemyar Aljamali
hemyar Aljamali

Wallahi this isn’t Islam at all! ISIL needs to be dismantled! They are deceiving people everything they say they lie!

Vor 11 Monate
wautd
wautd

The delusions are strong in some of these women. Gender equality is un-islamic. Some are still in denial to realize that all the atrocities where because of Islamic fundamentalism, not despite of it. Saying ISIS militants have no religion, while it's painfully clear they are islamic fundamentalists who justify their crimes on Islam and nothing else. Also, if they want to combat gender inequality then they can start with trowing away their burqas and niqabs. Because now they seem as sincere as someone promoting veganism while eating foie gras.

Vor 11 Monate
Angel r.
Angel r.

Everyone is coming down on the guy @ 44:30 for hitting the lady but everyone must understand that they are still in the former held territory and people are scared. Maybe in his mind islamic state could have sleeper cells waiting to spring up at anytime or they could get news of the interview and do harm.. Do not judge his reaction without having understanding that that place is not free American soil where you can say whatever and its yours! Theu are in former islamic state territory and people are traumatized.....

Vor 11 Monate
Adu
Adu

I think one of the strongest reasons why young men joined isil was because of the liberty to have many women as you want and do to them as you want with the backing of the religion as was interpreted to them. Also the promise of a higher place in some Islamic utopian government.

Vor 11 Monate

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