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July 31, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Clip No.
5622

Women Burn Burkas, Celebrating Liberation of Manbij from ISIS

Recent footage aired by the Kurdish ANHA News Agency shows people celebrating in the streets following the liberation of the Manbij area from ISIS. Women burned burkas, crying: "May Allah burn the hearts of the ISIS members, like they burned us and our men," and a young man whose arm had been chopped off waved his prosthesis in jubilation. The footage aired between August 1-13, 2016.

 

Following are excerpts

 

 

Manbaj Woman, wearing a hijab: Here's the lighter. Let's burn it.

 

 

The woman takes a lighter and tries to set fire to a niqab however the lighter does not work

 

 

To hell with whoever invented this thing.

 

 

A group of children and woman surround her and they set the niqab on fire, the women ululate and the children applaud

 

 

We are human beings. We want our freedom too. They stifled us in this. Let them wear it themselves. This will be the fate of ISIS.

 

 

[...]

 

 

Manbaj woman wearing a red headscarf: May Allah burn the hearts of the ISIS members, like they burned us and our men.

 

 

Women and children: Amen! Amen!

 

 

Manbaj woman wearing a red headscarf: May Allah burn them in the Hellfire, and before that, in the fire of the Kurds.

 

 

Women and children: Amen! Amen!

 

 

Manbaj woman wearing a red headscarf: Our shrouds are white, and their shrouds are black, oh Lord.

 

 

May Allah support the believers and take the Jews, oh Lord.

 

 

Women and children: Amen! Amen!

 

 

Manbaj woman wearing a red headscarf: Allah willing, their future will be blacker than this.

 

 

Voice of interviewer: What did they do to you?

 

 

Manbaj woman wearing a red headscarf: Everything imaginable.

 

 

[...]

 

 

Voice of interviewer: What are you feeling now?

 

 

Manbaj man: Happiness. Allah be praised.

 

 

Voice of interviewer: What happened to your hand?

 

 

Manbaj man: They chopped off my hand.

 

 

Voice of interviewer: Who did?

 

 

Manbaj man: ISIS.

 

 

Voice of interviewer: Why?

 

 

Manbaj man: They said I'd stolen a motorcycle.

 

 

[...]

 

 

Manbaj woman ululating: May Allah bless you. You are our children, our heroes. You are the blood of our hearts. You are our eyes. Get lost, ISIS. Get lost.

 

 

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