A “monstrous disregard for human life” was the term used by the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday to describe the horrifying recent attacks on women by ISIS.
Educated women, in particular, have now become a target of execution by ISIS, having already killed at least three female lawyers this month, says a U.N. official.
"Educated, professional women, particularly women who have run as candidates in elections for public office, seem to be particularly at risk," said spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani
Educated women are not the only group being target by ISIS, explained Shamdasani, referencing to the recent murder of two men who were blindfolded, bound together and thrown off the top of a building for being accused of homosexual acts.
The terrorist group was reported stoning a woman to death on charges of adultery last week. Recent reports also claim that the group executed 13 teenage boys for watching a football match. Four doctors were allegedly killed for refusing to give treatment to ISIS fighters in Mosul, the largest city controlled by the Islamic State.
President Obama addressed the issue of ISIS last night in his state of the union address.
"Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group. ... This effort will take time. It will require focus. But we will succeed," he said. "And tonight, I call on this Congress to show the world that we are united in this mission by passing a resolution to authorize the use of force against ISIL."
Obama called on Congress to authorize military force against the terrorist group. Obama also said that "American leadership, including our military power" has played a key role in stopping ISIS.
With the threat of ISIS growing in Iraq and Syria, the world is waiting to see the next step the United States will take in handling this issue.