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How Nadia Murad Turned Trauma Into Hope

The Journey Inward


Last updated 9/11/2019 at 4:44pm

You may have heard brief reports about the plight of the Yazidis and Christian groups in Iraq when Islamic State fighters raided their villages.

Nadia Murad was one of the many women and children who were captured and enslaved by Isis. But her story is unique.

“At the age of 19, Murad was a student living in the small village of Kocho in Sinjar, northern Iraq when Isis fighters rounded up the Yazidi community in the village, killing 600 people, including six of Nadia’s brothers and stepbrothers, and taking the younger women and girls into slavery according to Wikipedia. (During ISIS...

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