“We Would Be Killed Not Raped” Says ISIS Victim After Returning Home

From past three years, Nadia Murad was captured and sold by ISIS. On Thursday she made a emotional return to home in Yazidi village in northern Iraq.

After her return she broke down in tears and made a speech infront of journalists from the roof of school that "We hoped our fate would be to be killed like the men instead of being sold and raped by Syrians, Iraqis ... Tunisians and Europeans".

Murad, who received the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, along with another Yazidi woman, Lamiya Aji Bashar, said "Today the village is surrounded by mass graves". Murad, now aged 24, was taken in the summer of 2014 to Mosul, ISIS's de facto capital in Iraq from where she escaped in November 2014.

Today also, more than 3,000 women are believed to be held captive by ISIS, according to the community's leaders.

Murad told her story to the U.N. Security Council in 2015 and after that she has become an active advocate for the Yazidis, refugee and women's rights in general.

The Yazidis are a religious community of about 400,000, whose beliefs are combine elements of several ancient Middle Eastern religions and the ISIS terrorists consider them devil worshippers.

"All we want," Murad said in Kojo, "is people to save 3,000 women in the Daesh prisons and to document our graves".

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