'They gave you Nobel for what?' Trump to Nobel laureate, Yazidi activist Nadia Murad

Daijiworld Media Network - Washington (SR)

Washington, Jul 18: President Donald Trump on the sidelines of a major meeting in the state department on Wednesday, met a group of Yazidi women who had survived religious persecution at the hands of ISIS terrorist. The group was led by Nobel laureate Nadia Murad, who along with Denis Mukwege was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, for 'their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict'.

Murad who was the first Iraqi and Yazidi to be awarded a Nobel Prize, explained to Trump, how her mother and six brothers were killed and that 3,000 Yazidis remained missing. Murad was in for a shock when President Trump in response asked her, "And you had the Nobel Prize? That's incredible. They gave it to you for what reason?"

Murad paused briefly and after gaining composure explained to the President, "After all this happened to me, I did not give up. I make it clear to everyone that ISIS raped thousands of Yazidi women. Please do something. It is not about one family," she added.

During the meeting, Murad also explained how Yazidis took dangerous routes to find safety in Germany, whose welcome to refugees has been vocally criticized by Trump.

The Trump administration frequently speaks of promoting religious freedom, a key issue for much of his evangelical Christian base. However, the US President seems to be less responsive when Murad asked him to press the Iraqi and Kurdish governments to create safe conditions for the Yazidis to return.

On Thursday, vice president Mike Pence will address Government ministers and representatives of persecuted groups. They are spending three days at the state department for a meeting on religious freedom.


Comment on this article

  • Richard, India

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Right president for US. Despite every attempt to malign him he just gets stronger. Tough time for lazy , socialists and hypocrite peace lovers with dubious ideologies.

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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Trump has a valid point. If humanitarian work is reason enough for a Nobel, then many are more deserving and will vie for that award and soon the prize will depreciate.

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  • MV, Mangalore, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Prestitudes are hellbent to target Trump's image. He meant something and reported something else to demean him. Tukde gang style.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Trump's question is a valid one.

    Suffering of a person is not a sufficient reason for winning a grand prize. Especially the Nobel prize.

    So what exactly WAS the reason for this woman to win the Nobel prize, and for that Pakistani school-owner's daughter?

    In the case of the Pakistani school-owner's daughter, there were several other girls who received the same injury. But those girls were neither able to be air-lifted to Britain, nor were able to be part of the winning team.

    Strange world.

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