Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed by Trump Admin.

Widow Of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Faces Public Hanging In Iraq

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed by Trump Admin.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed by Trump Admin.

The Islamic State (ISIS) group’s reign of terror, marked by its brutal tactics and disregard for human life, has left an indelible scar on the global psyche.

At the heart of this extremist organization was its former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose actions and influence continue to reverberate long after his death.

One of al-Baghdadi’s widows has been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court, adding another chapter to the complex and harrowing legacy of the ISIS caliphate.

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The woman in question, identified as Asma Mohammed, also known as Umm Hudaifa, was the first wife of the late ISIS leader.

She was apprehended in southern Turkey in 2018, where she had been living under a false identity. Extradited to Iraq in February 2022, Asma Mohammed was charged and convicted by the Karkh Criminal Court in Baghdad for her involvement with the terrorist organization and her role in the detention of Yazidi women.

The plight of the Yazidi people, a religious minority in Iraq, has been a particularly devastating aspect of the ISIS reign.

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During their lightning advance through northern Iraq in 2014, the Islamist extremists systematically targeted the Yazidis, killing thousands of men and subjecting women and children to a horrific fate – forced into sexual slavery. UN investigators have found clear and convincing evidence that ISIS committed genocide and numerous other international crimes against the Yazidi community.

According to the court’s ruling, Asma Mohammed was accused of collaborating with ISIS and using her home in Mosul, a former ISIS stronghold, to hold kidnapped Yazidi women.

These women were later taken captive by ISIS fighters in the Sinjar district, a Yazidi-majority region. The court’s decision was to sentence her to death by hanging.

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In a recent interview with the BBC, Asma Mohammed denied any involvement in ISIS’s atrocities or the kidnapping and enslavement of Yazidi women. She claimed to have challenged her husband, al-Baghdadi, about the “blood of those innocent people” on his hands.

Furthermore, she expressed feelings of shame and remorse over the suffering inflicted on Yazidi women and children, at least nine of whom were allegedly brought to her homes as slaves.

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