Thursday, June 17, 2021
Home News Reports Nadia Murad: From ISIS sex slave to Nobel Laureate

Nadia Murad: From ISIS sex slave to Nobel Laureate

“I want to be the last girl in the world with a story like mine,” says Nadia in her autobiography, The Last Girl.

Nadia Murad has become the second youngest woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace. It comes at a time when Yazidi women are still enslaved and men are killed and mass rape is rampantly used as a weapon of war. As of now, more than 4000 Yazidi people have been massacred by ISIS fundamentalists, 10,000 kidnapped and thousands are lost with no clues.

Yazidis are one of the oldest minorities in Iraq. They speak Kurdish and their faith is inspired by sects of pre-Islamic Mesopotamian religion, ancient Persian Zoroastrianism, Sufi Islam and Christianity. Their monotheism is very different from monotheistic Abrahamic religions.

They have been subject to brutal marginalization since the Ottoman Empire, as many Sunni Islamic sects consider them to be ‘Satan worshippers.’

The worst subjugation upon Yazidi came during Islamic State’s conquering of Iraq in 2014.

In August 2014, IS invaded a village of Kojo in Sinjar, killing 600 people and taking away thousands of women of Yazidi community as hostages.

Nadia Murad was one of the captives of Islamic State. In 2014, it was reported that more than 6000 women have been taken as sex slaves by IS.

Nadia recounts her horrors afflicted by IS militants, as part of its systematic rape and sexual harassment practice. They believed if women are raped by 10 Muslims, women will stand converted to Islam. Girls like Nadia were bought, sold and tortured in IS captured areas, like commodities.

She was among the few fortunate ones who managed to escape the persecution after few months. The captor had left his house unlocked. She flew to refugee camps, from where she managed to take refuge in Germany. Later that year she launched her campaign against human trafficking and spoke at the UN General Assembly about the atrocities meted out to Yazidis. In her powerful speech, she talked about the massacre, and about women and captive children still stranded on the mountain. Nadia told that the community was scattered by the invasion, forced out of Iraq, their homeland Kocho sieged by the ISIS militants. She was appointed as UN Goodwill Ambassador after this.

Yazidis are said to have survived over 73 massacres since Ottoman Empire rule. They have managed to not only maintain existence but also become torch-bearers of minorities and people who are the victim of Islamic Fundamentalism.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Devanshu Rajput
I am 18 year old budding writer. Fighting odds. Always curious. Always learning.

Related Articles

Trending now

Haryana: Man burnt alive to make him ‘martyr’ against farm laws, villagers demand security from ‘farmers’ at Tikri border

As per reports, casteist slurs were hurled towards Mukesh after which he was set on fire. A video of him being set on fire has gone viral on social media where one can hear casteist abuses being thrown at him before he was set ablaze.

How a personal animosity was turned into defaming ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chant: All you need to know about Ghaziabad incident

The chronology of what all transpired in the fake 'hate crime' story where an elderly Muslim man claimed he was attacked and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Mamata Banerjee govt recommends suspension of several accounts from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, for criticising her: What we know

Sources indicate that Govt of West Bengal recently recommended the suspension of over 200 accounts for criticising Mamata Banerjee

The churn in Bengal BJP is normal and on expected lines. Here is why I don’t worry too much about it

Candidates don’t matter so much in Bengal, party affiliations do. The TMC proved this beyond all possible doubt in 2021.

The Wire tries to force fit a ‘hate crime’ angle in Ghaziabad incident only because victim is a Muslim

The Wire lowers its bar, goes from whitewashing Islamist terrorists to defending random 'taveez maker' from rural Uttar Pradesh

‘Based on social media narrative than evidence and chargesheet: Delhi Police files SLP after Pinjra Tod accused get bail

On 15th June, the Delhi High Court granted bail to Jamia Milia Islamia student leader Asif Iqbal Tanha, far-left ‘activists’ Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in the Anti-Hindu Delhi riots case.

Recently Popular

Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai’ earns Rs 17,792 over three days from two theatres in Maharashtra: Details

Citing low occupancy, the theatres screening Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai have reduced number of its daily shows

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate

As Yogi Sarkar lodges FIR against Twitter, 8 others, Alt News co-founder Zubair deletes fake hate crime video: Details

The UP Govt has initiated action against Twitter for failing to take down tweets that spread misinformation about a crime in the state.

Did a journalist inadvertently end up revealing real reason why Rahul Gandhi ended his West Bengal rallies?

COVID-positive Rahul Gandhi cancelled his public rallies in West Bengal, but did not disclose it while announcing the same. He, instead, claimed it was being done in view of raging pandemic.

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
554,245FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe