As ISIS fades through most of northwestern Iraq, the horrific crimes religious minorities have faced over the past two years under the terrorists control are slowing coming to light.
In the latest rounds of international talks “Bringing Da’esh to Justice”, Nadia Murad, a former Yazidi captive of ISIS and her attorney, human rights Barrister Amal Clooney called for more action to be done to persecute ISIS.
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Clooney’s powerful speech came shortly after the Iraqi government applauded itself for positive progress over its fight against ISIS, saying that the extremists now only occupy a few kilometers of Iraq whereas before, the terrorists held large sections of the country in its grip.
But, the persecution of ISIS after hundreds of crimes against Yazidis have been reported to national officials and at the highest international stage, the United Nations has resulted in only talk, no action.
Murad and Clooney both spelled out that the horrific crimes committed by ISIS need to be addressed or the world could be looking at another Rwandan genocide. So each woman did just that.
Clooney said, “I am speaking to you, the Iraqi government, and to you, U.N. member states, when I ask: Why? Why has nothing been done?”
The Yazidi’s need international help.
It has been reported by multiple news outlets that due to ISIS’s “vicious persecution” and its “hunting” of this small sect of people, Yazidis along with Christians are expected to be virtually extinct pretty soon within the Middle Eastern state.
Due to this, both Murad and Clooney classify these horrific crimes as an “ISIS genocide.”
Murad and Clooney each spoke 10 minutes and provided powerful testimonies.
Clooney explained that “ISIS is a bureaucracy of evil” because they have “set up a committee of buying and selling,” a reference made to the thousands of children that been sold for sex in markets and as a labor force.
The human rights attorney also reiterated the need for the international community to persecute the crimes committed by the terrorists in places like Mosul, where families have witnessed the maiming and raping of their women and girls just like Murad.
Murad is a brave Yazidi female who was captured by ISIS at the age of 21. Now in her mid-twenties, she’s speaking out about the “endless nightmare” she lived as an ISIS captive. But for Murad, the horrific story doesn’t have a happy ending yet.
The young woman says her family is exposed to harm every time she speaks out and she has family members currently being held captive by ISIS. Like Murad’s 3-year-old cousin.
As the days go by, she as well as Clooney reiterated how “deeply disappointed” they are that nothing has been done. Clooney stating that, “ISIS is today the most brutal terror group in the world. ISIS has inspired attacks in more than 31 countries. Inside Iraq (they have) attacked Suni Muslims…Christians…and (have) plans to destroy…the Yazidi’s completely…”
And Murad is one of them.
According to a November of 2015, the United Nations cited that approximately 5,000 Yazidis had been brutally killed by ISIS and 7,000 Yazidi women and girls had been made into sex slaves.
The latest news reports released late last month have said that an ISIS sink hole found right outside of Mosul is said to have 4,000 bodies of its victims in it. The people are thought to have been brutally executed by the extremists in the area and then thrown in.
Local villager, Mohamed Yassin, 56, who lives in nearby Hammam al Alil told FOX, “They would bring them blindfolded, their hands tied behind their backs.
“The Khasfah would be in front of them, they would make them kneel down, shoot them in the head and push them in.”
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