Last week, she was interviewed by Politico in the United States about the situation of the Yazidis one year after President Obama ordered U.S. forces to rescue Yazidis who were trapped on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq after they fled attempted genocide by Islamic State.
During the emotional interview, Dakhil recounted stories about unimaginable ISIS atrocities she had heard from Yazidi women after they managed to escape the caliphate.One of the women told Dakhil that she had been forced to watch as Islamic State terrorists raped her 9-year-old daughter and then let the girl bleed to death.
(If you think that ISIS couldn’t sink lower than this, you’re wrong.)
Dakhil told her interviewer an even more horrific story about a Yazidi mother who was separated from her two young children by Islamic State terrorists.
After they had forced her to abandon her children, the mother was starved for two days by ISIS, after which they finally brought her a meal that consisted of rice and meat.
After she finished eating, the mother was told that she just ate the meat of her three-year-old son.
Here’s what Dakhil told Politico editor Susan Glasser:
“One of the mothers calls me … she said ‘for two days the ISIS doesn’t give me any food’ and they separated her children. One of them is 3 years and another is 5 years, after two days they give her rice with meat. After she’s eating, she tell her this is your boy — 3 years,” Dakhil said. “She tells me please, I can’t, I don’t know what can I do — I’m eating my son. This is what happened with those woman under ISIS control, and nobody cares. This is I say that to Mr. Obama, ‘Do you agree with…a woman — she ate her son.’”
“We have 3,000 girls who are kidnapped in ISIS and we have 1,000 children between 3 to 10 years who are separated from their families and kept in the special school,” she said. “We don’t know what happened to those children, sometimes we see photos about those children, the girls with the black scarf with the hijab, and the boys with the scarf, they learn how to fight.”
“I tell all the people we need help, please. I can’t do everything alone. We need someone to help us,” Dakhil said while she started to cry.
She told Glasser that she had written a letter to Michelle Obama and tried to contact administration officials about the fate of the Yazidis, but received no response.
Dakhil said that she feels the U.S. and the international community have abandoned the Yazidis after the initial rescue operation. She recalled how a few airstrikes were carried out, and that she became hopeful when Obama promised to help. After that, nothing has happened to improve the situation of the Yazidis, she claimed.