Iraq Yazidis say neighbours enabled jihadist attack

From the AFP:

Yazidis fleeing a jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq say neighbours took up arms alongside their attackers, informing on members of the religious minority and helping the militants take over.

“The (non-Iraqi) jihadists were Afghans, Bosnians, Arabs and even Americans and British fighters,” said Sabah Hajji Hassan, a 68-year-old Yazidi who managed to flee the bloody offensive by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.

“But the worst killings came from the people living among us, our (Sunni) Muslim neighbours.”

“The Metwet, Khawata and Kejala tribes – they were all our neighbours. But they joined the IS, took heavy weapons from them, and informed on who was Yazidi and who was not. Our neighbours made the IS takeover possible,” the distraught white-bearded Hassan said.

How horrible to be turned on by a neighbor.

Also from this article:

“The Sunni tribes in our area were given a choice by the IS: either they collaborate or they get killed. So they joined them,” said Mahmud Haidar, a 24-year-old Yazidi who managed to flee.

So in other words their neighbors were “peaceful Muslims” until they changed their minds. In the deafening silence from most Muslims about Muslim atrocities, I cast a wary eye on the claim of “peaceful Muslims”.

Oh, I believe that entirely possible. Otherwise the sudden success of this tradgedy would not have been possible. As to the " foreigners " involved, their countries of orgin should refuse to let them back into the country. After all, who wants these cut throats as neighbors.


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