Yazidism is the ethnic religion of the Yazidi people and is monotheistic in nature, having roots in a pre-Zoroastrian Iranic faith.  Since the spread of Islam began with the early Muslim conquests of the 7th–8th centuries, Yazidis have faced persecution by Arabs and later by Turks, as their religious practices have commonly been charged with heresy by Muslim clerics. Most recently, the 2014 Yazidi genocide that was carried out by the Islamic State saw over 5,000 Yazidis killed and thousands of Yazidi women and girls forced into sexual slavery, and over 500,000 refugees have fled their homelands. — Wikipedia

The genocide resulted in the expulsion, flight, and effective banishment of the Yezidis from their ancestral land in Upper Mesopotamia. Thousands of Yezidi women and girls were forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State (ISIS), and thousands of Yezidi men have been killed. Infant children were separated from mothers and killed by ISIS, and whose mothers were taken into slavery.

300 Yezidi women and girls from Iraq were distributed to #ISIS fighters in Syria. In at least 27 cases, Islamic State supporters bought the women for $1,000 each, in order to marry them. The victims were described as “booty from the war with the infidels” (see Qur’an 33:50).

At the beginning of August, the jihad terrorist militia took over large areas in northern Iraq, where mostly Yezidis live. ISIS curses the followers of this monotheistic religion as “devil worshipers.” Around 300,000 people fled the jihadis. Thousands of Yezidis have been kidnapped by ISIS. In addition to mass murders, the Sunni extremists in Iraq have systematically committed rape and forced people into slavery. – content & Image from Jihad Watch

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