June 17, 2016
The UN Finally Gets Around To Acknowledging A Yazidi Genocide
Speaking of “better late than never,” the United Nations have – for the first time – accused ISIS of committing genocide against the Yazidis in Iraq and Syria. The UN even went as far as to say that the systematic erasure of the Yazidi identity began years ago, back when survivors and witnesses began calling for action. ISIS didn’t exactly keep their intent of wiping out Yazidis a secret. The minority group is considered “pagan, [whose] existence Muslims should question” and it’s estimated that the Islamic State holds at least 3,200 Yazidi women as slaves. Still, the UN needed to hold an investigation to get to the bottom of this, and their 45-page report concluded that “no other religious group present in Isis-controlled areas of Syria and Iraq has been subjected to the destruction that the Yazidis have suffered.”
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