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A Yazidi temple was built in #Armenia, which will serve as a cultural center, religious school, conference hall, seminary & museum.

The official opening of the temple will be on 29/9/2019, where 100s of #Yazidis are expected to attend the opening ceremony
The world’s largest Yazidi temple is located in the village of Aknalich, west of Yerevan, #Armenia.

#Yazidis are one of Armenia’s largest ethnic minority groups, practicing an ancient, monotheistic faith. Numbering around 35,000, according to Armenia’s 2011 census.
Official opening is just a few hours away.
#YazidiTemple
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In Aug 2014
1000s of Yazidi girls were captured by ISIS terrorists. The girls who returned to their family or relatives hv bn welcomed by the Yazidi community.
The religious leaders in #Lalish hold ceremonies to receive them & encouraged their youth to marry them.
#YazidiGenocide
Asmahan is a #Yezidi girl escaped from ISIS terrorists. She got married to Jamal.
Vian, a Yazidi girl fled from ISIS prison, get married to Ali, an Yezidi fighter from Mount Sinjar.
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"Sometimes, I look at myself in the mirror and wonder, 'How am I still alive?'"
Yazidi mother opens up about escape from Islamic State, building a life in Canada
(1/ ) #YazidiPlight #Iraq #Canada
At 18, when she was eight months pregnant, Faeza Mejo was captured in August 2014 by members of the Islamic State terror group when she, her husband and his family tried to flee from the invaders in northern Iraq.
(2/ )#YazidiGenocide #Sinjar #Iraq
Faeza was separated from her husband and taken to a place where about 50 other young #Yazidi women and girls were held. She soon learned they were in a warehouse and they were the goods to be sold, and she would literally be marked for life.
(3/ ) #YazidiPlight #Sinjar
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