“The executions, or more horribly the beheadings, as well as the raping of the non-Muslim girls … These scenes terrified me,” [Hamza] told the British newspaper [the Independent]. “I imagined myself being caught up in these shootings, executions, beheadings and raping, if I stayed where I was.”
Being a member of the Islamic State was just too brutal for Hamza, who is from the Iraqi city of Fallujah. He originally became an ISIS fighter last year when he was attracted to the religious appeal and benefits.
He got out, he says when his tasks began to include executions. He wasn’t tempted by violent sex assaults either.
Hamza says another reason he defected was because he couldn’t stand by and watch as the sex-crazed extremists raped countless numbers of captured women.