The event lasted less than 10 minutes and attracted the attention of those happening by the park on this hazy Tuesday at noon.
Faisals one-woman protest begs the question: can a single individual have any influence whatsoever on global politics?
In early April, more than 200 Yazidi women, children and elderly were released near Kirkuk after being taken hostage last June.
Aid workers reported that among them was a pregnant nine-year-old girl who suffered horrific sexual abuse at the hands of ISIS militants in northern Iraq.
Cindy Sheehan, the distraught mother of an American soldier who died in Iraq last year, has been feverishly pacing outside Bushs Crawford, Tex., ranch all week, waiting for her opportunity to tell the president to end the war.
Unknown until this week, Sheehan has found herself a darling of the restless and bored Crawford press corps, becoming the subject of a national news story, emboldened by the political blog machine.
Twisted: ISIS is sending the 'prettiest virgins' it captures to Raqqa, Syria, where they are sold to the highest bidder in twisted slave auctions (picture from ISIS social media channels purports to show one such market) Abducted: A United Nations investigation discovered Islamic State is committing horrendous sex crimes on young women - particularly from Iraq's minority Yazidi community (pictured in April being freed by ISIS after almost a year of captivity) Depravity: The captured girls are first offered to ISIS leaders, then its Emirs, followed by the fighters, United Nation's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura (pictured) claims ISIS has released several gruesome images and videos from the city which show armed militants parading the streets, public executions and the extremists' all-female brigade which enforces its strict interpretation of Sharia Law.
But not all kidnapped girls are taken to the heart of Islamic State's brutal regime.
Its kind of hard to shock people anymore, shrugged Gregory Keller, a Grove St. Despite the brevity and apparent futility of her display, Faisal, whose uncle spent 20 years in prison for speaking out against Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, might be onto something.
She claimed to have been 'sexually abused by no fewer than ten men'.
By Ronda Kaysen The naked woman in the Washington Square Park fountain turned at least a few heads yesterday.
Curious tourists craned their necks to get a better look.
A few people lounging on the fountain steps applauded lamely. Yesterday it was one woman sitting in front of the presidents ranch, today it is one woman taking off her clothes in Washington Square Park, and tomorrow it will be somebody else, said Daniel Perez, Faisals pro-bono lawyer.