The persecution of the Yezidis by Kurdish fascist militia

The disputed areas and the kurdification of the minorities in Iraq.




For reasons having to do with northern Iraq’s cultural
diversity and the imperative of survival in a world of
complex and competing social groups, the Yazidis have
shifted their self-identification, alternatively claiming
to be Kurds, Turkomans, Arabs or Assyrians.
Their political
movement was born mainly among the European
diaspora, through contact with Assyrians who provided
it with means of action and served as go-betweens with
Kurdish parties. For the Assyrians, defining the Yazidis
as one of them bolstered their weight and influence, in
particular regarding territorial aspirations in northern
Iraq. For some time, diaspora Yazidis in Germany and
Sweden backed this Assyrian classification, before shifting
toward an Arab one and, finally, toward defence of
a separate Yazidi ethnicity and national group.
The situation has been further complicated since 2003.
Although all Yazidi political parties pay lip service to
Prince Tahseen’s nominal authority, they are divided and
have regularly altered their political alliances. In 2005,
one branch of the principal group, the Yazidi Movement
for Reform and Progress, led by the Sinjar-born
Ameen Fahan Jijo, broke with both the Assyrians and
Kurds and proclaimed that the Yazidis formed a separate
ethnic group.


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A video showing the kurdish fascists burning down houses and liqour chops of the Yezidi and christians.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqJQU3n_8BE


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