Iraq Is Tempting Fate by Punishing Women
The country isn’t just flouting international law by collectively punishing the wives of Islamic State fighters—it’s inviting a return to war.
BAGHDAD—The courtroom was silent—all eyes were on a woman, a Turkish schoolteacher in her early twenties, who stood in a wooden cage in the center of the room. Her husband, killed in an airstrike, was an accused member of the Islamic State. She was one of the hundreds of foreign women who crossed illegally into Iraq and Syria and would become known as the “ISIS brides.” And today was her moment of reckoning. Continue reading “Iraq Is Tempting Fate by Punishing Women”