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A Very Brief History of the Yazidi
and What They´re Up Against in Iraq

Atlantic Wire, by Shirley Li

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/9/2014 9:52:37 AM

As the Islamic State militant group continues to seize more parts of Iraq, they also continue to drive out the members of the Yazidi community. An ethnic minority concentrated in northern part of the country, the Yazidis were little known in tehe West before this week, but they have been among the hardest hit by ISIL violent offensive, as they have been driven away from their homes with little resources. In response, the Obama administration has authorized airstrikes in Iraq, in an effort to not just repel the Islamic State militants, but to address the humanitarian crisis involving the Yazidis. "In recent

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fca, 8/9/2014 10:24:51 AM     (No. 9959185)

Sunni Muslims : ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood, and ..

Islamic slavery of women and girls sold by Sunni Muslims on Jihad.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 8/9/2014 11:27:30 AM     (No. 9959320)

Time to airlift them out? This is no more a daunting task than the Berlin airlift.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: texal, 8/9/2014 12:29:11 PM     (No. 9959436)

The liberals in this country have been against the Christians for quite a long time and I am glad they are finally seeing what an intolerant society does to people it does not agree with. ISIS is against anyone who doesn´t see things thru their skewed view of religion/Islam. ISIS is the personification of intolerant.....liberals pay attention as you don´t want to go to the extreme they have.

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