Caliphate, Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, Iraq, ISIS, Islamic State
I can’t begin to imagine the fear instilled in the hearts of Yazidis when they woke up to find their village, Kosho, located in the mountains of northern Iraq was under the control of Islamic State formerly known as ISIS.
Sadly for the people of Kosho, it got worse as the Islamic State entered their town driving American vehicles and surrounded their homes carrying American firearms, artillery and the black flag of Al Qaeda.
That along with stories about crucifixions, rapes and beheadings by the Islamic State is more than enough to instill fear in the hearts of Iraqis (Muslim and non-Muslims alike) but then came the ultimatum, ‘become Muslims by noon… or we kill you all.’
Since the residents refuse to betray their faith, it is feared an entire village of about 2,500 innocent people might be slaughtered in cold blood.
‘If we did not have families, we would try to escape,’ the stoical Falah told me yesterday. ‘But we have lots of women here and many children, along with all the old men and women of the village. How could we leave them?….’
As I stated above, jihadists are using American armament and vehicles as tools in their reign of terror, correction caliphate.
‘….Everything they have is American – it is all the latest equipment with the big guns, the Humvees,’ said the Kurdish soldier, highlighting the failure of America’s $2 trillion attempt at state-building since its botched intervention with the British….
It is being reported that Yazidis are living in such fear a refugee camp of several thousand emptied in an hour Friday.
The latest report tweeted earlier by journalist, Ian Birrell:
Unconfirmed, but hearing word Arab tribal chiefs intervened with #ISIS & won 3-day extension of ‘convert or die’ deadline for Kosho village
— Ian Birrell (@ianbirrell) August 10, 2014
Thousands have fled the towns in the path of the Islamic State. Of those who fled were Kurds, Christian and Yazidi refugees and as for those unable to escape, they are either hiding in backrooms of their homes while others are forced to pay the extortion fee jiyza tax “with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.’ (9:29)”
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ISIS orders terrified Yazidis to ‘become Muslims by noon… or we kill you all’
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