Note a case in point:
The Yazidis say they have survived 72 genocides. Now there are fears the last community of them in the Middle East is facing another
Yazidis are seen inside sacred tunnels under the Lalish temple:
Picture: SAFIN HAMED/AFP
“The Yazidis mark themselves out as different. They never wear the colour blue. They are not allowed to eat lettuce.”
“One of the most persecuted minorities in the Middle East, the Yazidis in fact find even the mention of the word “Satan” profoundly offensive, and have kept their ancient religion alive despite centuries of oppression.”
“Tens of thousands of Yazidis, members of an obscure Zoroastrianism religion, fled the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq after it was taken by Islamic militant fighters a week ago and have made their way on foot to Faysh Kharbur in Iraqi Kurdistan. Some hid out on Mt Sinjar, others walked to the Kurdish area of Syria. ”
Picture: Sam Tarling/ The Telegraph
A personal message…
The Yazidis face genocide
at the hands of advancing Islamic State fighters. Here, we take a look at Agence France Presse photographer Safin Hamed’s photographic essay on one of Yazidi communites of northern Iraq in 2006 as they prepared for their congregation ritual. Words by Justin Huggler.
Girls and boys from a Yazidi religious school sing hymns and prayers in front of the Yazidis’ holiest temple in Lalesh, situated in a valley near Dahuk, 267 miles (430 kms) northwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Picture: The Yazidis of Iraq
………..”the symbol is a reminder of a person’s purpose in life.”
Yep, time to reflect:
“The GSL is an impressive attorney.”
“We’re wasting time. It’s unfair and unfortunate,” the GSL said.
“At the end of the day!”