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Saturday, May 2, 2015

ISIS Militants Execute 600 Yazidis Northern Iraq - Updated!

BBC is now reporting the incident although they are using the number 300, not 600. In any case it's genocide and more worth of the 7th century than the 21st. 2 May, 2015, 21:36P

A word of caution: this story is all over the internet, however, it has not been picked up by any major news service that I am aware of. Consequently, I have some doubts about its credibility. It's possible that it was fabricated to try and get the world's attention back on the desperate plight of the Yazidi people. 

Yesterday's post on my other blog may also be in that vein, although some of the facts I have read before.

ARA News
May 2, 2015Middle East & World

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – On Friday the so-called Sharia Court of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) reportedly executed 600 hostages from the Yezidi community of Shingal (Sinjar) in the Talafar district in northern Iraq.

The group piled the bodies into the well of Alo Antar on al-Ayyadiya highway, local sources reported.

Shahin Shingali, a fighter in the ranks of the Peshmerga forces, stated to ARA News that since Friday the IS radicals transferred nearly 700 Yezidi hostages to Talafar.

“Without a direct intervention by the international community, Iraq will be witnessing more genocides against innocent people at the hands of the IS terrorists,” Shingali said.

Aseel al-Nujaifi, governor of Nineveh province in Iraq, confirmed on Friday that the IS terrorists executed hundreds of Yezidi captives. 

“A new crime was committed by Daesh (Islamic State) against our Yezidi people on Friday,” al-Nujaifi said in a statement.

“IS gangs executed hundreds of innocent Yezidi prisoners.” 

“These terrorists are degrading Islamic religion. (Is that even possible?) Muslim clerics should bear their responsibility to show the public the reality of this terrorist group, demonstrating how it is diametrically opposed to the correct, tolerant teachings of the Islamic religion,” al-Nujaifi added.

Actually, it is exactly what the Quran teaches!

Commenting on the incident, the Yezidi writer and researcher Salem Rashidani told ARA News: “We have received reports saying that IS militants executed the Yezidi men in the district of Talafar in Nineveh province, after isolating them from their families, throwing their corpses in the valley near the city.