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Of course we don't have an #ISIS strategy yet! http://t.co/XxWEbc8LmR #Obama pic.twitter.com/hwWAaTWdt6
— Anne Bayefsky (@AnneBayefsky) August 30, 2014
A grooming conviction is one where a series of men who know each other are convicted for their systematic actions in luring a child (a schoolgirl) into sexual activities, often leading to a life of rape and prostitution.
Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery
Grooming Gang Convictions (1997-2014)
Date Town First name Surname age
11/1997 Leeds Mohammed Rashid 21
11/1997 Leeds Abid Sadique 21
02/2005 Keighley Shabir Ahmed 32
02/2005 Keighley Munwar Khan 30
04/2006 Blackpool Puppy Parmar 31
04/2006 Blackpool Sandeep Chauhan 28
06/2007 Oldham Shahzad Masood 33
06/2007 Oldham Mohammed Suleman 39
08/2007 Blackburn Zulfqar Hussain 46
08/2007 Blackburn Qaiser Naveed 32
11/2007 Sheffield Ayad Mahmood 35
11/2007 Sheffield Aziz Hamed 24
08/2008 Oldham Shofiqul Islam 21
08/2008 Oldham Shamim Ahmed 21
11/2008 Manchester Mirza Baig 35
11/2008 Manchester Mohammed Ditta 39
11/2008 Blackburn Ian Hindle 32
11/2008 Blackburn Andrew Wells 49
04/2009 Blackburn Imran Pervez 27
04/2009 Blackburn Zaheer Khan 24
07/2009 Skipton Mohammed Zackriya 21
07/2009 Skipton Mohammed Taj 37
07/2009 Skipton Mohammed Shabir 36
07/2009 Skipton Shafaq Hussain 21
02/2010 Rochdale Ajmal Afridi 19
02/2010 Rochdale Imtiaz Syed 20
02/2010 Rochdale Tayub Hussain 19
02/2010 Rochdale Mustafa Arshad 17
02/2010 Rochdale Mohammed Raja 20
06/2010 Nelson Azeem Shah 23
06/2010 Nelson Tabassum Shah 24
08/2010 Rochdale Asad Hassan 28
08/2010 Rochdale Mohammed Basharat 28
08/2010 Rochdale Mohammed Atif 29
08/2010 Rochdale Aftab Khan 31
08/2010 Rochdale Abid Khaliq 30
08/2010 Rochdale Mohammed Safi 31
08/2010 Rochdale Ahmed Noorzai 29
08/2010 Rochdale Mohammed Khan 26
08/2010 Rochdale Najibullah Safi 32
09/2010 Preston Mohammed Moosa 24
09/2010 Preston Faisal Ghani 25
11/2010 Rotherham Razwan Razaq 30
11/2010 Rotherham Umar Razaq 24
11/2010 Rotherham Zafran Ramzan 21
11/2010 Rotherham Mohsin Khan 21
11/2010 Rotherham Adil Hussain 20
11/2010 Derby Abid Siddique 27
11/2010 Derby Mohammed Liaqat 28
11/2010 Derby Mohamed Rehman 26
11/2010 Derby Faisal Mehmood 24
11/2010 Derby Akshay Kumar 38
11/2010 Derby Naweed Liaqat 33
11/2010 Derby Farooq Ahmed 28
11/2010 Derby Graham Blackham 26
11/2010 Derby Ziafat Yasin 31
08/2011 Accrington Amjad Hussain 38
08/2011 Accrington Shahid Hussain 34
08/2011 Accrington Tanveer Butt 39
03/2012 Telford Shamrez Rashid 20
03/2012 Telford Amar Hussain 21
03/2012 Telford Jahbar Rafiq 28
03/2012 Telford Adil Saleem 20
03/2012 Telford Amer Choudhrey 20
05/2012 Rochdale Kabeer Hassan 25
05/2012 Rochdale Abdul Aziz 41
05/2012 Rochdale Abdul Rauf 43
05/2012 Rochdale Mohammed Sajid 35
05/2012 Rochdale Adil Khan 42
05/2012 Rochdale Abdul Qayyum 43
05/2012 Rochdale Mohammed Amin 45
05/2012 Rochdale Hamid Safi 22
05/2012 Rochdale Shabir Ahmed 59
05/2012 Bradford Shabir Ahmed 39
05/2012 Bradford Munwar Khan 42
02/2013 Ipswich Surin Uddin 31
02/2013 Ipswich Mohammed Sheikh 31
02/2013 Ipswich Hamza Ali 38
03/2013 Birmingham Raja Khan 23
03/2013 Birmingham Adeeb Sultan 27
03/2013 Keighley Shazad Rehman 30
03/2013 Keighley Bilal Hussain 23
05/2013 Oxford Kamar Jamil 27
05/2013 Oxford Akhtar Dogar 32
05/2013 Oxford Anjum Dogar 31
05/2013 Oxford Assad Hussain 32
05/2013 Oxford Mohammed Karrar 38
05/2013 Oxford Bassam Karrar 34
05/2013 Oxford Zeeshan Ahmed 28
07/2013 Barking Naeem Ahmed 25
07/2013 Barking Nabeel Ahmed 24
07/2013 Barking Hassan Raza 24
07/2013 Manchester Shamin Uddin 26
07/2013 Manchester Giash Uddin 27
07/2013 Manchester Robert Jackson 23
08/2013 Leicester Aabidali Ali 39
08/2013 Leicester Rakib Iacub 20
08/2013 Leicester Wajid Usman 21
08/2013 Leicester Hamza Imtiaz Ali 28
08/2013 Leicester Bharat Modhwadia 25
08/2013 Leicester Chandresh Mistry 37
10/2013 London Mohammad Shabbir 34
10/2013 London Muhammad Shabbir 25
11/2013 Rochdale Mohammed Abubaker 32
11/2013 Rochdale Freddie Kendakumana 27
11/2013 Rochdale Roheez Khan 27
11/2013 Rochdale Chola Chansa 33
11/2013 Rochdale Abdul Huk 37
12/2013 Middlesbrough Ateeq Latif 17
12/2013 Middlesbrough Shakil Munir 32
12/2013 Middlesbrough Sakib Ahmed 19
01/2014 Peterborough Hassan Abdulla 33
01/2014 Peterborough Zdeno Mirga 18
01/2014 Peterborough Jan Kandrac 17
01/2014 Peterborough Renato Balog 18
01/2014 Peterborough anon ? 14
01/2014 Leeds Mohammed Hussain 28
01/2014 Leeds Shah Miah 28
01/2014 Leeds Harris Uddin 30
The most important article I've ever written. I hope it can make a difference. http://t.co/1hZ9UJIGdi
— Ruzwana Bashir (@ruzwana) August 29, 2014
Tufail Ahmad is a former journalist with the BBC Urdu Service and Director of South Asia Studies Project at the Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington DC
Almost all terror attacks in Jammu & Kashmir and elsewhere in India could be attributed to the Pakistani military's Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, as well as to major Pakistan-based terror organisations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad. Wait, that is no longer the case. India is now witnessing the rise of a new generation of jihadists, who identify themselves with groups based in the Middle East. They are motivated by the ideology of jihad— both through social media networks as well as by local recruiters—and are not sponsored by Pakistan. As per intelligence estimates that appeared in the media in July, up to 80 Indian Muslim youths are reportedly fighting alongside jihadists in Iraq and Syria. The argument that Indian Muslims are not part of Osama bin Laden's global jihad now stands invalidated by the turn of events.
In the summer of 2013, a new anti-India group began coming to the fore: Ansar ut-Tawheed Fi Bilad Al-Hind (Supporters of the Islamic Monotheism in India). It released a number of videos in which nearly a dozen youths from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were shown training somewhere in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. On 18 July this year, the 20th of the fasting month of Ramadan, a jihadi account on Twitter released a photograph of Anwer Bhatkal, a relative of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal, announcing his death while fighting in Afghanistan.
These Muslim men are being recruited both internally in India and from abroad. As reported by journalist Praveen Swami, four Muslim youths from the suburbs of Mumbai— Arif Majeed, Fahad Sheikh, Shaheen Tanki and Aman Tandel— flew on May 23 for Baghdad as part of a group of 22 Shia pilgrims and joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the terror group headed by jihadist commander Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. A few youths from Tamil Nadu who were based in Singapore were recruited by jihadists and are now fighting in Syria, notably Fakkurudeen, who took his wife and three children to the jihadist battlefield. In addition to the ideological jihadists who may or may not be recruited by Pakistan- based groups, the arrest in April—along with the Chennai train blasts in May—of Sri Lankan national Shakir aka Zakir Hussein by Chennai police revealed transnational terror links involving Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan and Malaysia to target Israeli and US consulates in Bangalore and Chennai, hatched by Pakistan's ISI and involving a Pakistani diplomat in Colombo.
On 29 June, an audio statement was issued by Al-Baghdadi. He declared himself as the Caliph, or head of the Islamic State, and demanded bai'yah (an oath of fealty) from all Muslims. Among the jihadists, the position of Caliph, known formally as Emir- ul-Momineen (Leader of the Faithful Muslims), was until now held only by Mullah Mohammad Omar, the Taliban leader from Afghanistan. Al-Baghdadi's ISIS has released a global map where it aims to enforce the Islamic sharia rule. The map includes the land of Khorasan, which covers Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
THE JIHADIST THREAT TO INDIA IS REAL
Al-Baghdadi is considered a terrorist by all good-intentioned people in the West and the East, including by a large number of Islamic clerics across the world—except by Indian cleric Maulana Salman Al-Husaini Nadwi. In early July, Nadwi, an Islamic scholar at the Nadwatul Ulama seminary of Lucknow, wrote an open letter greeting him on his assuming the role of Caliph. In the letter sent via messaging service WhatsApp and in later statements in Hindi and Urdu, Nadwi referred to Al-Baghdadi as Emir-ul-Momineen and prayed—'May Allah protect you', spoke of 'good news of victories' in Iraq, urged jihadist organisations in Syria to sink their differences and forge unity, and advocated that Muslims 'abide by' the Emir-ul- Momineen 'if he follows Allah's sharia'.... deleted
She also found the majority of perpetrators were of Pakistani heritage.http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/may/14/child-grooming-sexual-abuse-race
Revealing details of the inquiry's findings, Prof Jay said: "It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered."
She said she found examples of "children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone".
Wednesday's Mirror front page... Horrific betrayal of 1,400 children http://t.co/ANBYQCVDCm pic.twitter.com/gchITHilW5
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 26, 2014
Time for India to use its Soft Power in China
VIF India .org 22-08-14 Prof R. Vaidyanathan
July 2014 is an important month for global economics and China. It is the first time in recent history that China has overtaken USA in GDP [adjusted for purchasing power parity or PPP] and has become number one country in the world according to Euromonitor1. Now the order is China/USA/India/Japan in terms of GDP at PPP. Of course in per capita terms, USA has ten times more gross income than China given the population size of the latter.
Still China's growth has been phenomenal and in the next two decades, it is poised to become numero uno even in nominal terms out running USA. This has implications for India from an Asian perspective and also we need to formulate our strategy about China. Traditionally in the last few decades, we have been looking at China using US or UK lens. This is due to the fact that we have not developed many China centers all over India. Hence we have few experts who understand their language and try to look at China with Indian glasses rather than Anglo-Saxon lens.
The major change that is taking place in China is not related to their growth rates and Three Gorges Dam and the shopping malls and Olympics stadia. That is a typical Western way of viewing China. The main change is in religious affiliation and assertion of Islamic followers and development of large scale underground Church. The middle classes have given up rice [perceived to be for the illiterate poor] and are embracing Christianity since it also helps in job mobility particularly in global companies where the heads could belong to the same Church. The Muslim population is less dispersed and more concentrated in specific locations like western part But there is also a growing interest in China about its past. The Ming dynasty tombs in Beijing which are made in marble were painted in red color during the great cultural revolution of the sixties and even today laborers are washing it to make it back in to white color without success. The guides are not reluctant to talk about it. The ten handed Buddha in the Summer Palace of Ching dynasty near Beijing has significant relationship with our idea of Lord Vishnu who destroys evil and even this is mentioned clearly. More importantly, China is opening what are called Confucius Institutes in more than fifty countries which is similar to British Council efforts but more focused on China's ancient wisdom. . The first thing we should learn is to stop looking at China with Western glasses.
The economic boom in China has given rise to issues related to their faith/religion and associated things. First and foremost, China is facing a severe separatist [called splitters by Chinese] in their western region namely Xinjiang by Uighurs. The region is populated by followers of Islam religion and seeing unrest for the past two decades. But recently it has reached violent proportions. For instance, early last week Chinese claimed that at least 100 have been killed in disturbances in that region2. Not only that, some portion of the Uighurs has carried the battle to Beijing itself. In other words, one form of regional separation combined with Islamic terrorism has become a major problem in China. There are also reports that the Islamists are taking shelter in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
On the other hand, China is also waging a battle with "unrecognized" Church in its territory. Once a hub of Christianity, worshippers in Wenzhou fear their faith is facing its biggest threat since the Cultural Revolution3. The recent visit of the Pope to South Korea as part of his engaging Asia has fuelled concerns in China since China has its own church and does not recognize Papal authority.
"By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon," said Fenggang Yang, a professor of sociology at Purdue University and author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule.4 But for China, both the Abrahamic religions are alien to its culture going back several thousand years. So they are trying to revive "Confucianism" by encouraging the study of it as we'll as opening several centers to propagate it. Buddhism is their ancient religion and Hindu influences are significant.
The keynote speech by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China- Hu Jintao to the 17th Party Congress in October 2007 – devoted a paragraph to religion. He stressed that religious people including priests, monks and lay –believers played a positive role in the social and economic development of China. Hence religion is not any more the opiate of the masses. The state controlled Xinhua stresses that there must be freedom of belief. It says that religion can play an important role in realizing a 'harmonious society" which is the new political role of the party5. That is the main issue we at India should be interested in. A 2007 study conducted by two professors of China Normal University based on more than 4500 people concluded that more than 300 million people namely 31 percent are religious and more than 60 % of those are in the 16-40 age group. The number of followers of Christianity has increased to 12 % from a low of less than 8% in the nineties.
This last fact is interesting since a huge underground Church has developed in China and
Zhao Xiao, a former Communist Party official and convert to Christianity, thinks there are up to 130 million Christians in China.6. This figure is much more than the official figures of 21 million –16 million Protestants and five million Catholics. If the latter figure is true—which is corroborated by other like Pew Forum –then there are more Christians in China than the Communist Party membership which is pegged at 74 million in the last count.
Thus, a significant change that is taking place in China pertains to religion. The economic growth bereft of spiritual underpinnings in the context of death of Marxism is going to be a great challenge for China and India as an elder brother should facilitate orderly transformation based on our common shared ancient wisdom. Let us remember that China is also a multi-cultural and multi religious society but interested in our shared past. In the words of Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA [1938-1942] "India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without having to send a single soldier across her borders."Ship loads of Sanskrit and Pali original works taken away by Chiang-Kai-Shek from mainland to Taiwan bear testimony to it. These are exhibited in the Taipei museum even today.
Hence, India should be sending Sri Sri Ravishankar/Mata Amirtanandamayi / Swami Ramdev/ Pramukh Swami/Sankaracharyas/Vaishnavite Seers and other spiritual leaders, Bharatha Natyam experts, musicians, other artists in hundreds to China to " Conquer and Dominate" by our soft power. We need to print millions of copies of Ramayana and Mahabharata and our Puranas and Gita and Jataka stories in all modern Chinese languages and widely make them available. The CDs of Mahabharata and Ramayana etc. can also be given free. We should start some fifty Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans in China. Actually China needs this more than USA even though all our soft power is currently on show in the USA. We should create a fund of at least Rs.1000 crore for this effort. There is a statue of Kalidasa in the Shanghai theatre unveiled by the theater academy. I do not think of any metro in India including the so called "cultural capital" Kolkata, having a statue of Kalidasa. At Kolkata, the Theatre street became Shakespeare Sarani and not Kalidasa Marg!
We should strategically recognize the weak point of China and also the need of its masses in the absence of Communism. Many a Chinese even today believe that their next birth should be in India to reach salvation. Culture and religion are not taboos any more.
There are other issues. Officially China recognizes or permits only five religions namely Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Protestantism and Catholicism7. Hence we should take steps to include Hinduism as one of the permitted religions. The Indian Government should take appropriate steps in this regard. The point is that our soft power in culture is interwoven in a tapestry form with the religion. You cannot separate it howsoever one tries it. Carnatic Music without Bhakti is neither music nor art. But our Government of all hues has never raised this issue with the Chinese.
The strategy should be to envelop China with music, dance, art, Yoga. Ayurveda, spiritual texts like Ithihasas, Gita, Puranas etc and capture the hearts of the middle classes as we have done for centuries.
The second issue is related to our own mind-set. We tend to look at China either through the Western spectacles or through local Marxist spectacles—which have more thick glasses. We need to come out of it. Even when invitations come to Indian spiritual leaders, the Government of India remains unenthusiastic and indicates its dis-interest in the false assumptions regarding China's political orientation. The policy formulators are still living in the sixties and seventies while as China is undergoing a gigantic social crisis due to material prosperity and spiritual vacuum. Unfortunately, as a Chinese colleagueof mine at Shanghai University commented last year, "both our countries are ruled by rootless deracinated foreign educated wonders that do not have any idea of the civilizational roots or the cultural richness of our lands." Hopefully now it should have changed!!
China is enthusiastically waiting. To quote late B K S Iyengar, the doyen of yoga, "Mr. Iyengar told The Hindu during a visit to Beijing that he saw China as a future home for yoga. When he travelled to Guangzhou to give a lecture, he was stunned to find that organisers had rented out a stadium – more than 1,300 students had come to listen to him".8
But this is the opportunity to us since it is better to have a competitor and neighbour sharing the past cultural commonness. This will be very useful when the world is going to have two super powers from Asia unlike the conflict of last century between two super powers—USA and USSR- who did not have any shared cultural roots.
China is at the threshold of change. It is yearning for spiritual solace. Many groups and sects from Western countries [with or without permission] are trying to spread their influence and message—since this is an opportunity for them.
Are we ready to undertake such a mission?
5. [Asia Times Online July -3 -2008].
6. [The Economist 2nd October 2008]
7. [Government White Paper on Religions, 1997]
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Iraq. ISIS sold 700 Yazidi women for $150 each in a public slave auction. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/08/islamic-state-forcibly-circumcises-christian-men-sells-700-yazidi-women … pic.twitter.com/vqY993kgYF
- Colonizers all:Christian Europeans and Arab Muslims, two major colonizers. Both privilege "master race". Non-Arab Muslims 2nd class, as non-wht Christians.
— Sankrant Sanu सानु (@sankrant) August 13, 2014
Both Western imperialism & 7th century Arab imperialism from Mecca are bad. Why do my fellow Pakistanis prefer to be victims of the latter?
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) August 8, 2014
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The Yezidi People worship a Blue 'Son of God' also known as the 'Peacock Angel'. They avoid wearing dark blue because it is "too holy". They themselves testify that they originated in India.
As stated on their website http://www.yeziditruth.org/ "Since the Yezidis originated in India, the Hindus' manifestation of Tawsi Melek is naturally very close to the Peacock Angel of the Yezidis."
In Dec 2013 and Jan 2014, I published 2 groundbreaking articles in Hindu Today Magazine written by Yezidi activist and scholar Nallein Satana Al-Jilwah Sowilo. They provide a rare insight into one of the world's most ancient living traditions.
The Yazidis in northern Iraq are used to being persecuted, but this attack was bad. The Islamic State captured Sinjar, forcing thousands from their homes.
LALISH, Iraq — Sunday afternoon, they began to arrive.
Just hours after Al Qaeda-inspired extremists, known as the Islamic State, invaded their hometown Sinjar in northern Iraq, a steady flow of newly displaced families poured into the holy city of Lalish.
Sinjar is a predominantly Yazidi town which had been under Kurdish control since the Iraqi army fled in June. The semi-autonomous Kurdish territory in Iraq now shares a border with the self-declared caliphate under Islamic State control.
Yazidis, who have been persecuted for centuries, adhere to a pre-Islamic faith linked to Zoroastrianism. Their religion is shrouded in mystery, but most Muslims consider them "devil worshippers."
On Sunday, one man sat in the courtyard of a temple in Lalish, his face expressing anguish. He was unable to speak. The man next to him explained: "They captured his whole family," he said. "They made his wife and daughters cover their hair and faces. Then they made them renounce their religion and swear allegiance to Mohammed. After that, they killed them all."
The man had been away from his home at the time of the attack. When he tried to return, he was informed of the executions by his companion who dragged him from the scene as thousands fled to the homes of relatives or to the temple, which is now sheltering thousands.
The United Nations says 200,000 civilians, most of them Yazidis, have fled Sinjar and warned of a burgeoning "humanitarian tragedy." While the majority of Sinjar's population is Yazidi, there are also some Arabs and Assyrian families.
The Islamic State (IS) began shelling Sinjar and several surrounding villages in the early hours of Sunday. By midday they had entered the city. Many of the men from Sinjar stayed to fight, while locals say the Kurdish peshmerga forces, who had been protecting the city, fled.
An estimated 600,000 Yazidis remain in Iraq. Lalish, which houses the tomb of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, the main figure of the Yazidi faith, is normally a place of pilgrimage and worship. Today, it became a camp for internally displaced people.
While Kurdish media reported that peshmerga reinforcements were on their way, Islamic State members tweeted their victory over the towns of Zumar, Sinjar and Wana.
"IS will extend to Bashika, and Shahan — cities of the Satan worshippers — and Qaraqosh, Tul Kef in the next few hours God willing," read one tweet shared with the hashtag #_ولاية_ نينوى.
The victories mark the second straight day of losses in the area for Kurdish forces, who had seized control in June after the Iraqi army fled.
"The IS attacked us by mortars and bombs," said one woman in Lalish, who asked not to be named.
"When they entered the city they were covering their faces. They killed so many people. I saw the bodies. I saw so many people die …" she said, trailing off in tears.
Those arriving in Lalish said all the women and children who were able to fled.
"They are killing everyone," said 16-year-old Evan. "The Sunnis are OK, but the Shia and Yazidis they are killing, even women and children."
"Some families escaped to the Sinjar mountains, but they hit them with mortars. I think they are all dead now. I saw the explosions," Evan said.
Arian, a young boy from the city of Bashika, said many of the families were fleeing his city fearing they may be next.
"My aunt was in Sinjar. They were coming here by car but the IS blew out their tires. I've been trying to call her back, but she is not answering her phone," he said frantically.
Local media are so far reporting 100 deaths, including 30 executed in Sinjar city.
Anger over the abandonment by Kurdish forces was high.
"They told us they would send reinforcements," said one man, himself a member of the peshamerga forces. "All the Kurds left and it was just us trying to fight. No one came. We had no choice but to run too."
In the village of Asyan, fleeing families took shelter in the homes of friends and relatives.
A man who had served as the bodyguard of the head of the Iraqi police force in Mosul, before the IS takeover there, said most Yazidis had already fled the city due to almost annual mass killings of Yazidis carried out by Sunni extremists. Of the handful of families that remained, he said all managed to escape with their lives.
"When the IS came, we had to escape in secret," he said, adding that personally they wanted him dead on two counts, for his religion and his work. "We left all our weapons, uniforms and vehicles behind so we looked like civilians. We know the back streets and managed to escape."
The conversation was interrupted by a frantic Skype call — a sister living abroad, pleaded for the family to leave the entire district and flee to Erbil.
"In every home there are two or three families," said Dilshad Sluyman, a resident of Asyan who is also hosting Yazidis who fled Sinjar. "They all left everything behind, but the worst thing is not the killing but forcing us to become Muslim. This is worse than death."
Sluyman said many of those who fled said women were being forced to convert and then kidnapped by the IS. Man were executed directly.
"But this attack is not new for us. It has happened 72 times already," he said, referring to both modern and ancient history. The Yazidi community was almost wiped out by massacres at the hands of Ottoman Turks and Muslim Kurdish in the 19th century.
In April, 2007, a bus carrying workers from a textile factory in Mosul was Hijacked. Muslims and Christians were released. The 23 remaining Yazidi passengers were executed. In August that same year, two trucks loaded with explosives almost wiped out two entire Yazidi villages killing more than 500.
In August, 2009, two suicide bombers targeted a cafe in Sinjar, killing 20 and wounding 30 more.
The Yazidi faith, which predates Islam, is a closed religion. Converts are not accepted, and neither is intermarriage with other faiths. They revere the archangel Melek — who Muslims identify as Shaitan or Satan — who refused to bow down to God. But unlike the Satan of Christian and Muslim faiths, their Melek was not renounced by God and they believe evil exists only the hearts of wrongdoers, not in the form of a fallen angel.
As IS continues to push forward through the night, the Yazidi community is bracing for the worst.
"All people are sad for those killed and disturbed also because no one knows what will happen. We hear from many people they may be here in three or four hours. We are afraid they will destroy our temple," said Dilshad Sluyman.
"They believe that if they kill one of us it's like an automatic visa to heaven."
Visit The Holy City Of The Iraqi Religious Minority That ISIS Is Threatening With Destruction
The Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS, currently has the Yazidi people at their mercy. As many as 40,000 people, most of which are from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority, are trapped atop Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.
The U.S. has reponded to the crisis with limited air strikes against ISIS targets.
The mountain is cut off from food and water. Although the U.S. intervention changes the calculus, there's still a danger that starvation or dehydration will ravage the Yazidis trapped on the mountaintop.
Some Yazidis who managed to flee the area have taken refuge in the city of Lalish — an important place of pilgrimage for members of the faith.
This Yazidi cleric walks through the main temple in Lalish. The Yazidi faith dates back thousands of years, and the religious group is no stranger to persecution.
Here is the same Yazidi temple from the outside.
These Yazidi women wash their faces with holy water from a spring within the Lalish temple.
This woman kisses a monument in front of the Yazidi temple. During the Yazidi summer feast festival, 15,000 people typically make the pilgrimage to Lalish.
A Yazidi worshipper is blessed by a cleric during the fall festival of Eid al-Jamma.
Yazidi worshippers engaging in a prayer ceremony during Eid al-Jamma.
Here, Yazidis pay their respects within the Lalish temple. The Yazidis were victims of the worst terror attack of last decade's Iraq War, when suicide bombings killed more than 400 Yazidis in 2007.
'They have vicious plans for them': Fears for hundreds of Yazidi 'slave' women captured by ISIS fanatics in Iraq
Already dozens of Yazidis - whom ISIS have denounced as devil-worshippers because of their ancient beliefs which predate both Christianity and Islam - have been murdered since the extremist fighters overran the town of Sinjar yesterday.
Up to 50,000 terrified Yazidis - half of them children - have sought refuge from the bloodshed in the barren mountain range to the north of their hometown as their hunters close in.
But there they face an impossible dilemma - try to get to the Turkish border and risk being captured and killed by insurgents, or remain on Mount Sinjar without food or water in the searing heat, hoping aid will somehow get through.
Many have already died of hunger and thirst as they struggle to survive on just the food they could carry in temperatures exceeding 42C.
Photographs have emerged of Yazidi men carrying the limp bodies of dozens of young children either too exhausted to continue or killed by ISIS militants, who in turn have posted pictures online of themselves posing next to dead Yazidi men.
The dead men's wives were reportedly kept as trophies to be gifted to unmarried jihadist fighters.
Innocent: Yazidi Iraqis on Mount Sinjar carry the limp bodies of children as they flee their ISIS hunters. Up to 50,000 terrified Yazidis - half of them children - have sought refuge from the bloodshed in the barren mountain range to the north of their hometown. But there they face an impossible dilemma - try to make it to the Turkish border and risk being captured and killed by insurgents, or remain on the mountain without food or water in the searing heat in the hope that aid will somehow get through
Ruthless: An ISIS fighter poses next to a dead Yazidi. ISIS have denounced the Yazidis as devil-worshipers on account of their ancient set of beliefs and have issued them with an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a religious fine, flee their homes or face death
BBC News-Aug 9, 2014
The US has carried out airstrikes in an attempt to stem the advance of the IS in Iraq, and carried out air drops of supplies to the Yazidipeople on .