Nobel Laureate Says Yazidis’ Return Will Signal ISIS Defeat

November 11, 2018 Updated: November 11, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad on Nov. 11 called on world leaders gathered at a Paris Peace Forum to create conditions for the Yazidi people to return home.

The three-day Paris Peace Forum, an initiative to improve international cooperation and governance is being hosted by President Emmanuel Macron and was attended on Nov. 11 by dozens of world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Murad, was invited to give a speech about the plight of the Yazidi people, an Iraqi minority ethnic group who have been subjected to persecution for many years. Murad was one of about 7,000 Yazidi women and girls captured in Iraq in August 2014 by ISIS terrorists who view the religious minority as devil worshippers.

France said in October it would help resettle 100 formerly enslaved Yazidi women who have been held captive as sex slaves by ISIS terrorists and now live in refugee camps in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

After being tortured and raped, Murad escaped and has become a campaigner for the Yazidi people, winning the Nobel Peace Prize this month.

Campaigning before the United Nations Security Council and before governments worldwide, she has been appointed a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador and written a book entitled “The Last Girl” about her experience. After her speech at the Paris Peace forum, she signed her book for Trudeau.

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