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IWP student denounces barbarism of ISIS towards women

In a new video published by the Human Rights Network as a review of the documentary Escaping ISIS, IWP student John Smith* speaks out against members of ISIS who rape women in the name of religion.

A Muslim himself, John argues that ISIS crimes such as sexual slavery are seen as evil by a majority of Muslims worldwide.  He also calls for Muslims to make it clear that these crimes against women and children can never be justified by their religion.

The video is part of an effort by the Human Rights Network to delegitimize and discredit the religious and moral narrative of groups like ISIS since this narrative is a central part of their recruiting and propaganda strategy. 

The Human Rights Network is affiliated with nonprofit human rights organization Good of All and its Center for Human Rights and International Affairs at IWP.

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