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Carter Wrenn: Right out of the Dark Ages

Carter Wrenn posted on the blog, Talking About Politics:

Fleeing toward the mountains from her burning village, fifteen years old and trapped on a dusty road packed with refugees, she was captured and carried across the border to a town on the Euphrates River filled with captive women from other towns.

The soldiers sold part of the women at an auction as slaves then divided the rest as spoils. Taken by a bearded soldier, she fought back until he put a knife to her 19-year-old sister’s throat then she followed him out of the camp to a house where he told her to undress and bathe and gave her a hijab to wear. For trying to escape, she was beaten and traded to another soldier who locked her in a room full of women he intended to force to marry him.

The next night, sitting and listening to girls in other rooms in the house being raped, she tried to escape again, squeezing through a small window – just before dawn, exhausted. A young Arab man gave her shelter at an isolated farmhouse. The next day, he took her to an older man who offered to smuggle her out of Syria if her family would pay him a ransom.

Her brother paid $3,700.

It’s a story straight out of the Dark Ages, but it didn’t happen nine hundred years ago. It happened recently in the Levant, as reported in The New York Times last Saturday.

ISIS is the rebirth of the Mongol Horde and the Huns and our army could stop it but our President has been in China making a treaty on global warming.

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