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yazidi17Samantha Hernandez
(Postgraduate Student, MA Global Program, Webster University, Missouri, USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 September 2017

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Re-search Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Men, women, and children fleeing with terror watching their homes being destroyed because the Islamic State considers them infidels. “Reports that Islamic militants have trapped up to 40,000 members of Iraq’s minority communities” (Jalabi,2014). Most of these people are a Kurdish religious minority call Yazidi. ISIS began being a menace to the Yazidi people in August of 2014 after the capital of Nineveh province, part of Sinjar fell to the Islamic State (Otten, 2017). This minority was being targeted because of their religious elements. Yazidi community has been oppressed for many centuries and of course threatened to be exterminated. ..Read more


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