Freed Yazidi Sex Slave Relives Being Raped And Torture, ISIS Massacred Her Family

From Daily-Mail:
An ISIS sex slave survivor who was forced to watch her family be brutally murdered by jihadists before being taken into captivity has called for humanity to 'unite' against the terrorists.

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 21, was orphaned when ISIS extremists slaughtered six of her brothers as well as her mother in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in August 2014.
She was among more than 5,000 Yazidi women taken captive when extremists swept through the town and was held in a building in the ISIS stronghold of Mosul where she was raped and tortured.

She managed to escape the clutches of the jihadists three months later and now lives in Germany, where she works closed with the United Nations (UN) to tell of her experiences.

During a talk before the United Nations Security Council at Trade Union Congress House in central London this week, she called for 'humanity to be united in facing ISIS'.

She said: 'It is a threat to all the communities in the region. I would like everyone to help, maybe just by speaking, to help the people affected by this war.
'A year and a half has passed and the genocide against the Yazidis is continuous. We die every day because we see the world silent in the face of our plight.
'My mother saw them killing my brothers and then they took my mother and killed her.

'I was already orphaned as I didn't have a father, all I had in the war was my mother.

'But when they took me to Mosul and raped me, I forgot my mother and brothers. Because what they were doing to the women was more difficult than death.
Through tears, she said: 'When I speak I don't speak just on my behalf, but on behalf of all the women and children affected in the war zone.
'Two months have passed since I have been campaigning and people have been happy, not just Yazidis, about this message.

'About 5,800 Yazidi women and children were captured by the so-called Islamic State. They have killed many people in Iraq and Syria and displaced millions.
'For us, the Yazidis, they killed the men and took the women and children.

'They were committing all kinds; murder, rape and displacing people by force in the name of Islam.
'Many people may think my story is difficult, but many more had more difficult than mine. 'They killed six of my brothers, but there are families that have lost 10 brothers.

'At this moment, there are still 3,400 women in the hands of ISIS. All we are asking is that our women are freed.
'Some of Sinjar has been captured, but 40 per cent is still under ISIS control.'

She said 27 mass graves have been discovered in the region so far.
'What we are asking for is humanity to be united in facing ISIS.'

Ms Murad added that the community had lost trust in the government as the Yazidis can't return to Sinjar without protection.
She branded ISIS 'criminals' who needed to be tackled by the world community and asked for everyone to 'come on board.'

During the talk, there were calls for Ms Murad to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a suggestion which was met with loud applause.

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