Toronto school cancels ISIS survivor event with Nadia Murad

A woman who survived being kidnapped by ISIS and plunged into sexual slavery as a teen has been cancelled — by the largest school board in Canada, according to a report.

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

But school board superintendent Helen Fisher pulled the plug on Murad’s visit, saying she would not let students attend because the book would be offensive to Muslims and “foster Islamophobia,” the Telegraph reported.

Murad is a champion for victims of sexual violence and genocide, and is also a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. 

Murad's upcoming book, 'The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State,' discusses her captivity and ultimate escape.
Murad’s upcoming book, ‘The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State,’ discusses her captivity and ultimate escape.

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

Murad describes how she was tortured and raped before she found her way to Durhok in northern Iraq and on to Germany where she now lives.

The Telegraph reports that Tanya Lee, the district parent, was infuriated.

Murad speaking at the UN Headquarters in New York in Oct. 2019.
Murad speaking at UN Headquarters, New York on Oct. 2019.
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“This is what the Islamic State means. This terrorist group is it. It does not have anything to do with normal Muslims. The Toronto school board should be aware of the difference,” she said.

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