When Angelina Jolie is speaking out more against the horrors of ISIS than our very own president, you know that our country is in trouble. Angelina takes on ISIS and it’s awesome.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie today told the Houses of Parliament that ISIS is using rape as the ‘centrepoint of their terror’ as she warned of the destruction caused by sexual violence in conflict zones.
The actress and human rights activist spoke of the harrowing moment she met girls as young as seven who had been brutally raped in war zones.
Jolie, who is giving evidence to a Lords committee, said jihadist fanatics in the ‘most aggressive terrorist group in the world’ were using sex attacks as a ‘very effective weapon’.
She said the use of rape by ISIS as a ‘policy’ was a new horror that the world had not seen before and urged a ‘very, very strong response’ to the terror group in Iraq and Syria.
The global star, who is married to actor Brad Pitt, told peers: ‘I think the most important thing to understand is what it’s not. It’s not sexual, it is a violent brutal terrorising weapon.
‘And unfortunately it is everywhere, in and out of conflict in every country basically. I can’t think of one where there is not this issue.
‘The most aggressive terrorist group in the world today knows what we know, knows that it is a very effective weapon and they are using it as a centrepoint of their terror and their way of destroying communities and families, and attacking and dehumanising.’
She said ISIS in Iraq and Syria dictates the use of rape as ‘policy’, adding: ‘This is what is beyond something we have seen before. This is actually put into their policy.
‘They are saying “we should do this, this is the right way to build a society, so we tell you to rape”.’
‘We really have to have a very, very strong response at this time to this particular group on this issue.’
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