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Nadia Murad with Canadian & French presidents

       A former captive of the Islamic State, Nadia Murad,  tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story.in her book, The Last Girl”. This Nobel Peace Prize winner.  gives through this book,  powerful insight into the barbarity of the Islamic terrorists.

Nadia was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher.

On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade.

Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a

narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety.

Today, Nadia's story-as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn by war.

'Those who thought that by their cruelty they could silence her were wrong. Nadia Murad's spirit is not broken and her voice will not be muted'

She the first Goodwill Ambassador the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations and winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, Nadia Murad has endured unimaginable tragedy (losing eighteen members of her family) and degradation through sexual enslavement to ISIS. But she has fought back.

She says,-today I am deeply saddened by my mother, brothers, friends, neighbors, and all the innocent people who were martyred

I will continue to honor their memory by fighting for justice.  With every shortcut followed by national and international authorities, the Yazidi society's recovery path becomes longer and more 

dangerous Words cannot undo our suffering, but action can help heal.  Justice, accountability, and tangible support are more needed than ever to help survivors to recover.

Reviews and Comments are remarkable from the society on this book.

Prominent Journal, ‘The Economist’ comments, 'Courageous. Anyone who wants to understand the so-called Islamic State should read' 

Marco Maldonado reviewed, ‘what an amazing book! A sad as this book was, it was an amazing story due to what Nadia had to endure. Nadia, if for some miracle you read my comment I want to thank you for sharing your story with the world about your journey and the relentless fight for self-preservation you had to endure. Thank you for showing Yazidi women have immense courage. I am sure Yazidi people around the world are very proud of you for your bravery in sharing your story. Thank you.’

Tracy Buice apprehended, ‘the kind of story that makes you want to grab your best friends, board a plane to Northern Iraq and take out ISIS yourselves. It also makes you want to envelop your arms around this brave, young, wounded girl and make everything all right for her for the rest of her life. It is a critical read for every human being who believes we have a responsibility to help each other, especially where our lives are at stake.’