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ISIS exterminates the Yazidi people – as we watch

by 1389AD ( 197 Comments › )
Filed under Iraq, Islamic Invasion, Islamic Supremacism at August 18th, 2014 - 7:00 am

(h/t: Gramfan)

Iraqi Yazidi MP Breaks Down in Parliament: ISIL is Exterminating my People

Published on Aug 5, 2014 by Eretz Zen
Iraqi Kurdish MP from the ancient Yazidi faith, Vian Dakhil, gave a very emotional appeal in the Iraqi Parliament while in tears to rescue the Yazidis of Iraq from being exterminated by the Wahhabi terrorist group, the Islamic State, which is formerly known as the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL).

She states that 500 Yazidi men have been slaughtered by ISIL and that Yazidi women are being taken as slaves and sold in the slave market. She also mentions that ISIL is besieging the Sinjar Mountain, where 30,000 Yazidi families reside, while depriving them of food and water.

The Yazidis are a Kurdish ethno-religious community, representing an ancient religion that is linked to Zoroastrianism. They live primarily in the Nineveh province of northern Iraq.

Source: al-Aalam

Iraqis stranded on mountain under threat of death from Isis jihadists – video

Published on Aug 6, 2014 by GuardNews2x6
Thousands of Yazidi, one of Iraq’s oldest minorities, are stranded on a Mount Sinjar in north Iraq as Isis militants surround them below. The Kurdish minority Yazidis have long been persecuted by Sunni jihadists, who have targeted them since the US invasion. At least 500 Yazidis, including 40 children, have been killed in the past week and many more have received direct threats.

Andrew Bolt has more:


Can the Obama administration really keep ignoring the havoc it let loose by pulling out too soon from Iraq?

The U.S. military is considering launching airstrikes and dropping emergency relief supplies into Iraq to aid members of a religious minority driven into the mountains last weekend by Sunni extremist militants who now are imperiling other areas in northern Iraq, U.S. defense officials said…

[Islamic State] extremists took over Sinjar, a Kurdish-controlled town with a large population of Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking group that follows a pre-Islamic religion.

The advancing militants killed many of the Yazidis who remained in the town, part of a pattern by extremists of stamping out non-Islamic religious observation…

United Nations groups have estimated as many as 40,000 Yazidis have fled to the mountains without food or water. Many refugee children are reported to have died, and there is a critical shortage of food and water for the Yazidis hiding in the mountains.

Then there are Iraq’s Christians:

Christians from the town of Qaraqosh were fleeing today after it was taken by fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) on Wednesday night…

Qaraqosh, a Christian village of 50,000 people… had been cut off from water and electricity ever since Isis took Mosul…

On Wednesday night, … overstretched Kurdish Peshmerga forces left their posts and the town, as well as a string of neighbouring Christian villages, fell to Isis.

Under Isis rule, Christians face a stark choice: convert or die. “I was given three days to decide whether to become Muslim, pay jizya – a special tax imposed on Christians under Islamic rule – or leave,” says Khalil Touma, a 43-year-old driver from Mosul… In the last month, every other Iraqi Christian has also left Mosul, which was once home to a Christian population of 60,000.

Will our own church leaders agitate for the thousands of Christians being killed as they agitated for the residents of terrorist-led Gaza?

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Iraqis now against Americans leaving

by Phantom Ace ( 177 Comments › )
Filed under Iraq, Islamic hypocrisy at August 25th, 2010 - 2:00 pm

When I read this I was stunned. For nearly seven years American forces in Iraq fought in a restrained manner. They stood by as Iraqis destroyed Chaldean churches and had to deal with non stop attacks. China and France won the oil contracts not the US! This made the American public turn against the war and view the Iraqis as ingrates. This sour mood about Iraq is part of what propelled Barack Hussein Obama to the White House. Bush implemented the surge strategy which brought some measure of stability to Iraq. Now that we are leaving, The Iraqis want us to stay.

BAGHDAD (AFP) – A majority of Iraqis believe it was the wrong time for a major withdrawal of US combat troops, a poll said on Tuesday, with more than half also warning that it would have negative consequences.

When asked if it was the right time for American soldiers to leave — the US military earlier confirmed troop numbers in Iraq had fallen under 50,000 for the first time — 59.8 percent said no, compared to 39.5 percent who said yes.

Read the rest: Iraqis say ‘wrong time’ for US withdrawal

The saying “be careful what you wish for” is causing this opinion of Iraqis. They hated us and attacked us, now they want us to stay. America got very little out of the Iraq war other than removing Saddam. We got no oil and did nothing about the destruction of the Chaldean Christian community. We didn’t even give refugee status to the Christians. The Iraqis shouldn’t have launched those attacks on our troops or call for us to leave. They got what they wanted and now will regret it.

Personally, I don’t think we should leave Iraq as it’s a staging area we can use against the Saudis, Syrians and Iranians. But the decision is made and I personally couldn’t care less what happens to the Iraqi people except the Kurds who are true allies and deserve a state. The time is right for a Free Kurdistan!