Monday, August 04, 2014

Yezidis stare at genocide..

The 300,000 Yezidis of Kurdistan, one of the world’s oldest religious communities, are facing a humanitarian disaster as a result of the advance of the ISIS into their homeland.

The Yezidi community fears extermination at the hands of Islamic militants if their region falls to ISIS. Their ancient religion, which is related to Zoroastrianism, predates Christianity and Islam but many traditional and radical Muslims dismiss the Yezidis as devil-worshippers. In Mosul, Yezidi workers have been kidnapped and beheaded.... Barrack Hussein is unmoved Yezidis: Living in the Shadow of the Islamic State