Nejla, a 11 years old Yezidi Girl in Shingal knows the handling of a Weapon. Last year, ISIS Terrorists raided the City, massacred at least 5000 Yezidis and enslaved around 7000 Yezidi Women & Children. It’s no secret that the Terrorists raped Little Girls the same Age as her - even younger. Back then. the Yezidis were defenseless, both the Iraqi army as well as the Peshmerga fled from the City. Through the help of the PKK & YPG the Yezidis have now their own Protection Units. These Train & arm their People so that they’ll never again be without defense.
Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq’s human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday.
Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said the Sunni militants had also buried alive some of their victims, including women and children. Some 300 women were kidnapped as slaves, he added.
“We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar,” Sudani said in a telephone interview, in his first remarks to the media on the issue.
Sinjar is the ancient home of the Yazidis, one of the towns captured by the Sunni militants who view the community as “devil worshipers” and tell them to convert to Islam or face death. (REUTERS)
There is no religious duty to pray, one may pray whenever one wishes. They face the sun during prayer, it’s for this reason they’re nicknamed “sun-greeters” & also falsely “sun worshippers”.
After each prayer they kiss the soil. They religiously rely on the abundance of mother nature’s natural resources & have many rituals dedicated to earth. Yazidi’s believe that when the Earth accepted to have humanity live on her body god made spring as a thank you gift by adorning Earth in flowers.
Traditional Yazidi weddings last seven days. Married Yazidi’s have a bridesmaid & best man called “sister/brother of the afterlife”
Shame on the EU Parliamentarians who cannot to protect or do any advocacy for their ex-Parliamentarian colleague Feleknas Uca who is being attacked and humiliated by Erdogan’s terrorist state!
The day that Democracy, values and norms of EU are entirely fucked up, and yet the whole EU is watching those scenes as entertaining images, instead of taking an action on the biggest curse on whole Middle-East: Erdogan and it’s terrorist state!
Who is Feleknas Uca?
She (born 17 September 1976) is a Yazidi politician active in Germany and Turkey. From 1999 to 2009, she was member of the European Parliament from Germany, serving with Die Linke. Feleknas Uca was at one time the world’s only Yazidi parliamentarian until the Iraqi legislature was elected in 2005. In June 2015, she was elected as a Member of Parliament in Turkey representing (Amed) Diyarbakır.
European Parliament Recognizes ISIS Killing of Religious Minorities as Genocide
By Jack Moore
(Newsweek) - The European Parliament unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday recognizing the Islamic State militant group’s (ISIS) systematic killing and persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East as a genocide.
The vote, decided by a show of hands at a European Parliament plenary session in the French city of Strasbourg, was the first time the body has recognized an ongoing conflict situation as a genocide. The resolution states that those who intentionally commit atrocities for ethnic or religious reasons should be brought to justice for violations against international law, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
Lars Adaktusson, Swedish member of the European Parliament for the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) Group, who tabled the resolution, calls the vote a “historic decision” that represents a further step towards recognition of ISIS crimes against Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities at the United Nations.
“It’s really important that the Parliament passed it, on a political level and a moral level. The significance is the obligations that follow by such a recognition,” he says, speaking to Newsweek by phone. “The collective obligation to intervene, to stop these atrocities and to stop the persecution in the ongoing discussion about the fight against the Islamic State.”
He adds: “It gives the victims of the atrocities a chance to get their human dignity restored. It’s also a historical confirmation that the European Parliament recognized what is going on and that they are suffering from the most despicable crime in the world, namely genocide.”
The radical Islamist group views Yazidis as devil-worshippers and Christians as kafir (disbelievers) and infidels. In 2014, ISIS captured Iraq’s largest Christian town, Qaraqosh, forcing tens of thousands to flee, also seizing the Christian towns of Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh. In their takeover of the Iraqi city of Mosul, churches and Christian shops were attacked and the group forced the Christian population of 3,000 to flee or be killed unless they converted to Islam or paid jizya (a tax paid by non-Muslims).
Nuri Kino, the director and founder of the Middle Eastern advocacy group A Demand for Action, who also led the push for the genocide to be recognized with Adaktusson, tells Newsweek that the passing of the resolution will help to save lives in the Middle East.
“It’s overwhelming. Eighteen months ago we said we will demand action. Today, we can say with pride that we, a team of volunteers from all over the world, worked around the clock to make this happen.”
He adds: “Now our goal is the U.N. Security Council. Action must be taken.”
The insecurity faced by Christians in the Middle East has seen their population decrease drastically in recent years. As of July 2015, a third of Syria’s 600,000 Christians had fled; Lebanon’s Christian population share has shrunk from 78 percent to 34 percent over the previous century; and only a third of the 1.5 million Christians who lived in Iraq in 2003 remain today, according to theNew York Times.
Photo Caption: Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to ISIS in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate, August 11, 2014. (Photo: Rodi Said/Reuters)
Yezidi Kurds are the largest ethnic and religious minority in Armenia.
Many Yezidis came to Armenia and Georgia during the 19th and early 20th centuries to escape religious persecution under the Ottoman Turks and the Sunni Muslim Kurds. The Yezidis were massacred alongside the Armenians during the Armenian Genocide, causing many to flee to Russian held parts of Armenia.
According to the 2011 Census, there are about 35,272 Yezidis in Armenia.
With a freed Yazidi sex slave watching from the gallery, the House of Commons voted unanimously Tuesday to acknowledge a genocide against her people and to offer safe haven in Canada to vulnerable women and girls by the end of February.
Nadia Murad, described by the Conservatives as a victim of sex trafficking at the hands of members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has been lobbying MPs this week on behalf of her hard-hit fellow Yazidis.
She received an ovation from the House before MPs voted 313-0 to adopt a Conservative motion calling on the Liberal government to help her fellow Yazidis within the next 120 days.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his personal assurance that help is in the offing.
“I am pleased to see Nadia again today and reassure her that in the coming months we are committed to bring in … vulnerable Yazidi refugees,” he said during question period.
The Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking religious minority who used to dwell mainly in northern Iraq, have been targeted by ISIL militants over the last two years. Thousands of Yazidi men were killed, while thousands of women and girls were carried off, bought and sold in slave markets.
Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq have been taken captive to be sold or married off to extremist fighters, according to the spokesman for Iraq’s Human Rights Ministry, Kamil Amin.
“We think that these women are going to be used in demeaning ways by those terrorists to satisfy their animalistic urges in a way that contradicts all the human and Islamic values,” says Amin.
About 50,000 Yazidis — half of them children, according to U.N. figures — fled to the mountains outside Sinjar where many of them remain trapped, and are running out of food and water. Late Thursday, the U.S. military cargo jets dropped humanitarian aid to the mountain.