WE are dedicating this story to DAESH and their many fans and supporters who live among us with their children, families, friends and relatives in peace and security.
The story is about a 23-year old Yazidi woman named Nadia Murad who has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. In December 2015, she gave a speech before the UN Security Council, elaborating the ordeal she underwent as well as the ordeals and sufferings faced by many Yazidi women in the hands of armed DAESH fighters (May Allah curse them).
Nadia Murad travelled to Italy, Holland, Sweden, France, Britain, Egypt, Greece and Kuwait where she met leaders of some of these countries including the Global Humanitarian Leader His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
She narrated her story to the entire world and we are repeating it here for everyone who is fascinated by DAESH ideology so that they can imagine the fate of their children and wives if a criminal group like DAESH takes control and commits crimes similar to those committed by their comrades in the name of Islam.
Nadia Murad was living with her family in Kocho, a village located 23 kilometers northwest of Sinjar in North Iraq. On Aug 3, 2014, the village was suddenly invaded by DAESH members such that the residents of that village were unable to escape.
On Aug 13, 2014, DAESH members gathered the residents of the village. They separated the men from the women and children and then carried out mass execution of the men and youths. Among those who lost their lives included six of Nadia’s siblings as well as her mother. She and three of her siblings managed to survive.
The DAESH members chained and transported thousands of Yazidi women and children to Mosul. Under the captivity of DAESH members, the women were tortured and raped, and then sold as slaves several times in Mosul, Talafar and Al-Hamdaniya towns.
After that, Nadia attempted to escape, but one of the armed DAESH fighters captured her, undressed her and threw her to his guards, who raped her until she became unconscious.
Eventually, she succeeded in escaping after three months of torture and rape in the hands of DAESH fighters. She sought refuge in the house of one of the families in Mosul, who helped her escape until she reached one of the refugee camps. From there she started her tour to tell the whole world about the Yazidis and the sufferings they underwent in the hands of DAESH.
I reiterate that all fans of DAESH must imagine what would happen if an organization like DAESH committed such atrocities against them in the name of Islam.
I also want to pose a deserving question concerning Yazidi sect, which was founded in Iraq years before Islam. This community of people existed during the times of the well-guided caliphates of Islam — Omar, Othman and Ali (May Allah be pleased with them) and also under the rule of Umayyad, Abbasid and other Muslim dynasties particularly the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire ruled Iraq and other places using Islamic principles. They never committed even one out of every 1,000 atrocities currently being committed by DAESH criminals in the name of Islam.
What can be interpreted from all this? We hope the fans and supporters of DAESH would enlighten us on this matter.
By Ali Al-Baghli – Former Minister of Oil