Remember the story earlier this year about the Yazidi people of Iraq and their plight on a mountain top? While that crisis may be over, the religious minority continues to be persecuted by the so-called Islamic State, and some Houstonians have not forgotten them.
At a fundraiser Sunday for the Yazidi people, Murad Ismael shares his story with the crowd. Since August, he has been corresponding with Yazidis being oppressed by ISIS.
He took their calls and listened to their stories. He spent three weeks in D.C. petitioning the State Department to intervene when many were trapped on a mountain. They were eventually freed.