An ethnic German woman (who presumably converted to Islam) is being tried over the death of a Yazidi slave girl in Iraq. The defendant traveled to Iraq with her husband, who had gone to fight in the jihad for the Islamic State. The couple acquired a little girl as slave, and later were responsible for her death.
Interestingly, the ISIS bride’s lawyer is claiming that the defendant could not possibly have been responsible for the death, since women in the Islamic State had no right to make such decisions — only their husbands could do so. Would this be called a sharia defense?
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||Jennifer W. is said to have bought a Yazidi slave for several hundred dollars in the summer of 2015 in Iraq,|
|00:06||a five-year-old girl. After the little child got sick and wet the bed, her Iraqi husband chained the girl up|
|00:14||outdoors at 45° [113°F] as punishment. There she died painfully from thirst.|
|00:20||The General Attorney’s office accuses my client of having participated in war crimes as well as|
|00:24||being a member of a foreign terrorist organisation. —Now a woman has come forward claiming to be the mother|
|00:32||of the dead girl. She is now in Germany and will appear as a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit represented|
|00:37||by the human rights lawyer and wife of Hollywood star George Clooney. Jennifer’s lawyer is skeptical.|
|00:45||There are many factors to consider here: What are the facts? Could she have, as assumed in this situation,|
|00:51||prevented it? According to our current understanding, women in that state, at that time, had no authority.|
|00:58||The federal prosecutor is sure that the 27-year-old accused was in Iraq and a member of|
|01:04||the terror organisation ISIS. There she was a kind of morality policewoman. Her job as a heavily armed|
|01:09||policewomen was to force women to comply with the established behaviour and dress codes.