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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    While hundreds of young French girls are fleeing to Syria to find their Romeos among Islamic militants, ISIL is busy commercializing the female slave trade, French journalist Marie Delarue wrote for Boulevard Voltaire.

    Experts pointed out several reasons, including youthful romanticism, a powerful and well-crafted social media campaign carried out by ISIL and the desire to escape a boring "ordinary" life in the West, behind young Western women's desire to join terrorists in the Middle East.

    ISIL offers its customers a full menu of female slaves, ranging in ethnicity and age. Women are sold in slave markets in the traditional way that we all came to know from movies and books — with full body inspections as an important requirement before a sale is made, Delarue said.

    Prices range and depend on the age, background and health of a female slave. As of now, prices are believed to be following:

    Between the ages of 1-9 it's 200,000 dinars or (€150) per girl. Those between 10 and 20 are sold for 150,000 dinars (€115), girls between 20 and 30 are significantly cheaper — 100,000 (€75), prices for women between 30 and 50 vary anywhere from 50,000 (€40) to 75,000 dinars (€60), Boulevard Voltaire reported.

    There are certain rules, however. One can't buy more than three women at the same time, except for foreign customers, such as Turks and Gulf Arabs, who purchase more than three women at once.

    In terms of consumer durability female slaves in the ISIL market are better than barrels of oil, for example. Slaves can be bought, sold, bought again and then re-sold as many as five times, Delarue said.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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