'Where are they now?' Trump's baffling Oval Office response to Nobel Peace Prize winner after she told him how her Yazidi family was kidnapped and killed by ISIS

Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights activist Nadia Murad shared her harrowing story of escape from the clutches of ISIS with Donald Trump in the White House this week, but things quickly took an awkward turn when the president asked her where her family was - despite having just been told twice that they’d been murdered by the Islamic State.

During her moving monologue on Wednesday, Murad stood beside a seated Trump urging him to help her Yazidi community return home to Iraq by intervening in the conflict between Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting over the land left behind in ISIS’ collapse.

Murad told Trump of the day ISIS attacked her village, killing her mother and all of her brothers, before taking her and the other women in her family as prisoners.

‘Now there’s no ISIS, but we cannot go back [home] because the Kurdish government and the Iraqi government, they are fighting each other [over] who will control my area,’ Murad told the president. ‘They killed my mom, my six brothers.’

Cutting her off mid-sentence, Trump interjects, asking, ‘Where are they now?’

Taken aback by the question, Murad blinks and pauses for a moment, before clarifying, ‘They killed them. They are in the mass graves in Sinjar and I’m fighting just to live. Please do something.’
‘So they gave you the Nobel Prize? That’s incredible,’ Trump told her. ‘They gave it to you for what reason?’ A bemused Murad responds, ‘For what reason? After all that has happened to me, I didn’t give up. I make it clear to everyone that ISIS raped thousands of Yazidi women.’
Trump, who has boasted of crushing the self-styled caliphate of the Islamic State group that once stretched across Iraq and Syria, appeared at a loss when Murad asked him to press the Iraqi and Kurdish governments to create safe conditions for the Yazidis to return.

'But ISIS is gone and now it's Kurdish and who?" Trump asked, before later telling her, ‘I know the area you’re talking about very well.'

Murad was one of 27 survivors of religious persecution who met with Trump at the White House on Wednesday in a promotion of an international effort to protect religious freedoms.

And as she backed away from the president, he told her he was going to look into the Kurdish and Iraqi conflict ‘very strongly’, before questioning her on her Nobel Prize win.

‘So they gave you the Nobel Prize? That’s incredible,’ He told her. ‘They gave it to you for what reason?’

A bemused Murad responds, ‘For what reason? After all that has happened to me, I didn’t give up. I make it clear to everyone that ISIS raped thousands of Yazidi women.’

Murad added that she was the first woman to escape ISIS and publicly speak out about the horrors she faced during her time in captivity.

‘Oh really? It’s the first time,’ and upbeat Trump responds. ‘So you escaped?’

Murad retorted that though she may have escaped ISIS, she is still not free.

‘If I cannot go to my home and live in a safe place and get my dignity back, this is not about ISIS,’ she said, her voice breaking. ‘It’s about I’m in danger. My people cannot go back.’

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