Monday, November 30, 2015

U.S. Holocaust Museum condemns ISIS for Yazidi genocide in Iraq


WASHINGTON, DC---This month, the U.S. Holocaust Museum published a report calling the attacks by ISIS as genocide. Specifically, the report details how the Islamic State militants invaded northern Iraq in 2014 with the goal of wiping out the minority Yazidi population that lived there. They killed more than 1,500 Yazidis, mainly men, were killed, and thousands of women and children were kidnapped and enslaved. Like the Abrahmic religions of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, the Yazidis believe in one God as the creator of the world.  They also believe he has place this world under the care of seven holy beings or angels, the chief of whom is Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel.

The yellow sun with twenty-one rays represents Mithra, the Sun as symbol of God, in Yazdani faiths.