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ICC Note: A former Yazidi sex slave to the Islamic State addressed Congress saying the Obama administration needs to escalate its actions in Iraq if they want to defeat the group. Nadia Murad escaped her captivity in 2014 and has since been sharing her story with the world in which her 6 brothers and mother were all killed in a single day. She suffered a fate worse than death among 5,000 other women being held as slaves.

06/23/2016 United States (Christian Post): Nadia Murad, a former Yazidi sex slave who was held captive by the Islamic State before she escaped in 2014, told members of Congress that the Obama administration must escalate its actions in Iraq if the terror groups is going to be defeated.

“The USA must act. We must terminate Daesh (IS) and all such terror,” Murad told the Senate Homeland Security Committee, according to CNN.

Murad said IS will not willingly give up their weapons, and described the suffering of persecuted minorities in Iraq and Syria, including Yazidis and Christians, who “cannot wait” any longer for help.

She also called on the administration and other countries “to establish a safe and protected zone for Iraqi and Syrian religious minorities,” which President Barack Obama has repeatedly rejected, local news station WMUR reports.

In her testimony Murad also commented on the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, in which IS supporter Omar Matten killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub, by saying that while she was sorry for what happened, she is not surprised by the spread of Islamic terror.

“I knew if ISIS were not stopped, they would deliver their crimes everywhere,” she said.

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