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It’s been 5 yrs since the Yazidi community was attacked by ISIS
From today until Aug.3rd, we will commemorate the attack with a campaign in social media where the #EzidiTteam, with the support from our friends around the world,will share&highlight the Yazidi plight
ISIS terrorists attacked the Yazidi community in Iraq, killing and abducting thousands and forcing tens of thousands more into flight from their homeland, #Sinjar. The women and children who kidnapped were sold and sexually abused and raped.
#YazidiGenocide
@BrendaStoter @ma_al_k @Muradsalim1 @mumtazibrahm @KaffirC1_1 @Free_Yezidi @avinnaso @Yazidi_girl @Sagvansaleem @ky_dalal Five years later, the ISIS terror in Iraq has still left deep scars on the Yazidi community. Many of the women and girls, who escaped the captivity of the ISIS, are struggling to deal with the psychological aftermath of what a @UN commission has deemed genocide.
#YazidiGenocide
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#Yezidi Survivor: IS killed her husband,3 sons & 21 relatives.
She is unwilling to forget names of 17 IS who enslaved her.
She ran with her child,but IS supporters returned her to IS.
IS gave her 150 lashes with a cable,gave her electric shocks, then they dragged her behind a car
She has written the names of 17 ISIS fighters who bought and sold her.
Abu Ibrahim Ansari (ph), Abu Omar (ph), Omar Amari Nezdi (ph), Abu Hamad al Ansari (ph)...
Sughaid al Libi (ph), Abu Bara al Saruti (ph), Abu Hata al Saruti (ph)...
#74YazidiGenocide
#YazidiGenocide
She matter-of-factly reads names men were known by-for most, their first names & where they were from.
men who enslaved her were mostly Syrians,Libyans & Saudis.When 1 of her last remaining relatives raised money 2 buy her back a year-and-a-half ago,she dictated the names to him
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Islamic state caliphate brainwashed Yezidi Children with Quranic verses to fight kuffars till conversion to Islam or kill.
ISIS separated them from their families,IS killed their parents in front of them,laced their food w/ Captagon & trained some as suicide attackers
@TarekFatah
Raised in northern Iraq’s small #Yezidi religious minority, S. was 9 yrs old when IS killed his father & brother, kidnapped him & turned him into a fighter . He witnessed unspeakable violence, saw friends tortured & was beaten by “teachers” who indoctrinated him into..
... group’s severe version of Islam.

3 yrs later,when his mom ransomed him back from IS for $10,000,he was returned against his will 2 a family he barely remembered.He tried repeatedly 2 run back 2 his former captors. He threatened his sisters with a knife,calling them infidels;
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Islam ideology “brainwash Children with Quranic verses”
14 yrs #YazidiGenocide survivor “without black Abaya I’m not comfortable & feel I’m naked.
If I am pretty, men will look at me and it will cause strife,”
Women/girls must wear black abaya,cover their face & hair
@TarekFatah
1)Two Yazidi girls, 14 and 11, were said to be living in a tent with a woman loyal to the Islamic State in the al-Hol camp in eastern Syria, where tens of thousands of Islamic State family members are being detained, said Mahmoud Rasho, the Yazidi leader.
#YazidiGenocide
2)A few days later, he headed to al-Hol, gathered a group of Kurdish security guards and went to the tent to rescue the girls.

They didn’t want to be rescued.

The girls sobbed and screamed and clung to the woman, insisting she was their mother.
#YazidiGenocide
#YazidiPlight
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Heartbreaking moments when a Yezidi survivor met her family after 5 years of enslavement,torture and rape in IS captivity.
She was kidnapped from shingal with 7000 Yezidi Women and Children and forced to convert to Islam.
She was welcomed by her community.
#YazidiGenocide
21 Yezidis who escaped/rescued were welcomed by their relatives in shingal.
Most of them were children who lost their families and these children were used as fighters by IS after being brainwashed and forced to convert to Islam.
#YazidiGenocide
#YazidiPlight
@RitaPanahi
#YezidiGenocide survivors who was kidnapped with 77 members of her family: IS took us from shingal to Syria.
Men were separated from women and were killed.
Children were taken from their mothers and girls who aged over 7 years were also raped with all others.
@VikasSaraswat
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Sinjar’s #Yazidis and their #Arab and #Kurdish Sunni neighbours lived in peace until 3 August 2014. The date is scrawled on the city’s ruins. It is seared in memory. On that day, ISIS militants and their local Sunni supporters overran the district and surrounding areas.
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Massacres, forced conversions to #Islam, and kidnappings ensued. Militants took women and girls as sex slaves in a campaign of terror that #Yazidis describe as 74th attempt to annihilate them because of their faith.
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Like others be4 them,ISIS followers regard Yazidis as devil-& sun-worshipping apostates. Yazidism is a closed religion that forbids converts,enforces a strict caste system,brands followers who abandon it infidels&prohibits intermarriage with non-Yazidis,reinforcing its insularity
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#YazidiGenocide survivor I was about to die with my little child bcz ISIS wife didn’t give us any food for three days.ISIS forced us to read Quran and convert to Islam. IS shared Yezidi kidnapped as slaves among ISIS fighters in the first days of Genocide @TarekFatah @Imamofpeace
1)when #shingal fell on 3.8.2014 in ISIS hands,my mother was ill,my brother refused to leave her in her bed alone.my aunt with her family came to us,we stayed 1 night in our home.our Sunni neighbors were ISIS supporters.all ways to mountains were blocked by ISIS
2)We moved to Kocho(Yezidi town which has been massacred).a Shop owner came to my brother and asked him to stay home cuz they kill any Ezidi ISIS sees. He added that ISIS beheaded already 9 Ezidis in front of their eyes.we stayed in kocho till 15.8.2014. Day of #KochoGenocide
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#YazidiGenocide survivor: Sunnis from Ba’aj attacked shingal. They killed my husband and his brother in front of my eyes with 50 other Yezidis. ISLAMIC State forced Yezidi women to convert to Islam and enslaved them after they killed their families @TarekFatah @realDonaldTrump
1) on 03.08.2014 we were in Tel Azer we walked 3 hours escaping from ISIS till we arrived in AlKhabazia village near from Jadala beside shingal mountains. We crossed the Main Street to head to Soil Road Jadala direction .there we have seen cars and thought those are peshmerga.
2)we didn’t know that peshmerga have escaped that’s why we weren’t afraid.we looked at cars and suddenly they raised black banners and drove to us, they came from Shelo areas. ISIS surrounded us,we were about 200 people and asked to stop. Each one tried to run,was directly killed
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Heartbreaking moments when 3 Yezidis reunited with their family after more than 3 years of enslavement under Islamic state captivity.they were kidnapped from shingal,moved to Mosul and were sold in slavery markets in Syria #YazidiGenocide @DavidBCohen1 @p_vanostaeyen @POTUS
Video shows ISIS terrorists is boasting cuz he stole a Yezidi girl clothes while another one is raping her in the other room.When you focus on video,you can hear the Yezidi girl was crying asking for help.These ISIS terrorists are Sunnis from Mosul @TarekFatah #YazidiGenocide
#YazidiGenocide is still ongoing, still more than 3154 Yezidi women & Children are in ISIS captivity. Iraqi government has done anything to rescue them and they don’t even help Yezidi survivors. @VP @realDonaldTrump
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