In 2014, a young woman, Nadia Murad, escaped an ISIS sex slave ring. When discussing ISIS she to them as Daesh. She is a Yazidis, which is a Kurdish religious community who mainly reside is Iraq. Murad spoke to Congress on June 21, 2016, and urged them to fight the terror group more aggressively.
During her plea, she also offered her condolences to the 49 people who were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando. She admitted that she was not surprised by the attack, as reported by WPTZ Channel 5 News.
Murad told the Senate Homeland Security committees that the U.S. must take action to terminate ISIS and any similar terror. Murad explained her belief that ISIS will have to be forced to give up their guns because they will not give them up of their own free will.
The young woman also talked about the Christians in the Middle East, the Yazidis and other minorities needing protection in order to escape being wiped out by ISIS.
The U.N. released last week indicating that ISIS has around 3,500 slaves. ISIS subjects women and children to sexual violence, more commonly they are used as sex slaves.
Secretary of State John Kerry, announced in March, that the U.S. has made the determination that brutality of ISIS constitutes genocide. Murad empathically stated that everything ISIS does takes place in the name of Islam and Muslims must be the first to resist.
Written by Tracy Blake
Edited by Cathy Milne
WPTZ News Channel 5: Escaped ISIS sex slave tells Congress of horrors
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