Islamic State kills at least 500 from Iraq's Yazidi minority: Baghdad


#1

From Reuters:
Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority in northern Iraq, burying some of their victims alive and kidnapping hundreds of women, a Baghdad government minister said on Sunday.

The insurgents’ advance through northern Iraq has forced tens of thousands to flee, threatened the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region and provoked the first U.S. air strikes in the area since Washington withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011.

Iraq’s human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani told Reuters that he had evidence that the Sunni militants had thrown the Yazidi dead into mass graves, adding that some of those buried alive were women and children. About 300 women had been forced into slavery, he said.

Also see this from the Telegraph:

Islamic State extremists deliver ultimatum to trapped Yazidis: 'Convert today - or die’

Hundreds of terrified families belonging to the besieged Yazidi sect have reportedly been threatened with execution if they refuse to convert to Islam today, according to reports.
Yazidi refugees who are stranded on Mount Sinjar said they have received calls from family members trapped behind enemy lines in villages now controlled by Islamic State jihadis.
They have reportedly been handed a brutal ultimatum: convert to Islam – or die.

May God protect them, as nobody who would be willing to do so is able and nobody who is able to do so is willing.


#2

At least the Yanks are trying to protect and feed these people. I am glad Australia is also sending planes to drop food and supplies. I must admit if I were President I believe this would justify ground troops, even if it were a small detachment of marines, enough to guide the planes.
There will come a time when we have to take on the Muslim extremists with more than the other cheek.


#3

Praying for the repose of their souls. Praying for those in need & for peace.


#4

You mean convert to Satanism, only Satan could inspire such hatered and inhumanity. Yes, it is the Islamic State of Satan, Satan is who they worship. They are no better than wild beasts with blood dripping from their mouths.

Linus2nd


#5

The kurds are helping them escape to syria but isn’t ISIS in Syria also?

I don’and understand how they will be safe in syria.


#6

We’ve been dealing with this since the beginning of Islam. Is this sort of thing not why our Church in its wisdom allowed the establishment of the military orders, to protect and defend pilgrims and local Christian populations?

I submit that though our world political climate prevents it today, the world would be a better place if we had maintained strong military orders, so long as we kept their purpose clear.

Could we not at least support an order that would escort humanitarian aid workers and assist in relocating refugees, or even ending human trafficking?


#7

Kurds are escorting them through Syria back to Kurdistan.


#8

Ok. Thanks.


#9

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