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A Brave Lady’s Fight Against ISIS
National Review, by Jay Nordlinger

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Posted By:Lalo, 7/17/2017 9:43:59 AM

There are millions of videos floating around the Internet, of various kinds. Like you, I have seen many of these videos. And I suppose the most moving one I have ever seen is of Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of the Iraqi parliament. In August 2014, she pleaded for help against ISIS, who were raping and destroying her people. She explained this. Then she said, “Save us, save us,” until she collapsed. Dakhil was a guest at the Oslo Freedom Forum earlier this year. She gave a presentation, which began with the showing of that video. To see the presentation

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Jay excerpts his interview with her in the article. Her desperate speech in 2014 to the Iraqi parliament is worth (re-)watching as well. https://oslofreedomforum.com/talks/one-yazidi-against-isis

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judy W., 7/17/2017 5:55:40 PM     (No. 11321835)

It´s a very moving and horrifying story. Everyone seems to have forgotten all about the Yazidis.

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