Canadian school cancels ISIS survivor Nadia Murad over Islamophobia fears

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A woman who was kidnapped by ISIS and fell into sexual slavery as a teenager has been canonized by Canada’s largest school board, according to a report.

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Nadia Murad, 28, was set to sit down with students from some of the Toronto District School Board’s 600 schools to talk about her upcoming book, “The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity,” to be published in February . 2022.

But school board superintendent Helen Fischer barred Murad’s visit, saying she would not allow students to attend because the book would be derogatory to Muslims and “promote Islamophobia”. The Telegraph reported.


Murad advocates for survivors of genocide and sexual violence and is also a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and UN Goodwill Ambassador.

Her captivity and eventual escape are discussed in Murad’s upcoming book, The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State.

Murad’s book describes how she escaped Islamic State after being taken from her home and sold into sexual slavery when she was just 14 years old.

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Murad described how she was raped and tortured before moving to a refugee camp in Durhok, northern Iraq, and then Germany, where she lives today.

According to the Telegraph, District parents Tanya Lee were outraged.

Murad speaking at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in October 2019.
Murad speaks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in October 2019.
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“That’s what the Islamic State means. It’s a terrorist organization. It has nothing to do with ordinary Muslims. The Toronto School Board should be aware of the difference,” she said.


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