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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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I met Shereen a few days ago as the #Yazidis mark five years since ISIL’s brutality began on #Sinjar. She tries to forget the pain, but it’s difficult because of her physical and emotional scars. ISIL fighters used her as a sex slave.
She’s among an estimated 7000 #Yezidi women and girls were taken from Sinjar province - many had to endure what Shireen went through.
"I miss my daughters so much, I would give my life if I could see them again" she says holding back tears.
She's found her sons after ISIL lost its last territory in Syria - but her two daughters are still missing.
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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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6. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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Please join us
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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#YazidiGenocide survivors:IS members have prayed before and after raping Yezidis women.

Islamic state:the rape of kuffar women is encouraged by the Quran.

ISIS says: very clearly that rape of kuffar women was a practice that was current during the days of the Prophet Muhammad.
Fighters from Islamic State have enshrined a theology of rape. A deeply disturbing report in New York Times describes an entrenched system in which ISIS not only glorifies sexual slavery, but claims that the rape of women is encouraged by the Quran.
#ALAezidi
The journalist talked to 21 #Yezidi Genocide survivors.
She wrote about what they told, they say that rape is being used not just as weapon of war, but also as a key part of the fighters' faith.
What we've seen in conflict in the past is that rape is often used as a weapon of war
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3. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1135299…
2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
In this Thread I present evidence of the 2003 invasion of Iraq 🇮🇶to date, proofs that the invasion of Iraq was based on lies, proofs that since the US invasion of Iraq the atrocities of the war have caused one of the worst human tragedies in the country
In this Thread I present evidence that🇺🇸in order to carry out its wars have continually blatantly lied over many years to the permanent representatives of🇺🇳countries,🇺🇸manipulate the media to spread FakeNews to overthrow of legitimate governments
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Netherlands negotiating to bring back #Dutch female #ISIS members. @nlinkri @MinBZ @NLatUN. Does Netherlands care for justice? If so, they MUST be prosecuted. Or is #NL safe haven for those who support / commit genocide, terrorism, mass rapes and abduction?ad.nl/binnenland/ond…
Neither #NL nor other countries should be fooled by 'innocent wife' stories of female #ISIS. ISIS women among most wretched, evil perpetrators of #ISIS crimes against humanity & genocide. Not only terrorism. Shall they walk free in Europe? #Yezidi #Yazidi

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Ongelofelijk dat #Nederlandse inwoners naar Syrie & Iraq afgereisd zijn en #ISIS hebben gesteund, misdaden hebben begaan & nu gewoon terug naar huis kunnen gaan alsof er niets is gebeurd. #NL wij zijn toch beter dan dit?! #oorlogsmisdaden #opsporingverzocht #genocide #Jihadibruid
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1. Canada’s immigration system is not broken. While I support Ms Rempel’s anti-racist and pro-refugee stance, including her steadfast support for #Yazidi women, I disagree that the CPC have a better record on immigration & refugee policy than the Liberals. #cdnpoli
2. Under Harper we had two-tiered citizenship, targetting of minorities (niqab ban) & a negative approach towards newcomers (cultural barbaric practices). Harper’s refugee policy seems to have used refugees’ religion as a criteria in violation of intl law.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/27/doc…
3. Under Scheer, we have empty words against hate as he employs or cavorts with racists (eg Rebel). Anytime I critique the CPC, I receive an onslaught of hateful tweets from their supporters, many of whom, according to EKOS, think there are too many minorities like me in Canada.
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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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I like to think little fazes me in this business. But the stories of the four 4 #Iraq-i boys from #Telafar got me.
latimes.com/world/la-fg-ir…
The three you see in the pictures here are the Aoun brothers: Ali, 11; Khalil, 9; and Ahmad, 7. They were kidnapped by #ISIS in 2014, when the group overran northwest #Iraq. (2)
The fourth one, 11-year old Mahdi Ghazi Mohammad, who, like the others, is a Shiite Turkmen from Telafar, you can see here. (3) latimes.com/world/la-fg-ir…
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Many Yazidi ppl who survived genocide suffer from both physical & psychological trauma although some don’t apparent to b traumatized. Researchers have done a lot of studies to cover these effects on them.
This series of tweets will b about researches on Yazidi genocide survivors.
The Yezidi community continues to be targeted by ISIS. 300k vegetate in camps. 1000s of others hv bn killed are missing, or remain in captivity where they are subjected to unspeakable sexual & physical abuse.

Sex-Slavery: One Aspect of the Yezidi Genocide
brill.com/abstract/journ…
Huge numbers of men were executed; thousands upon thousands of women & children were abducted & wilfully subjected to sexual violence. The religious minority was to be eliminated and the will of the victims broken.

The #Yazidi—Religion, Culture and Trauma
scirp.org/journal/PaperI…
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1) Important: The #KDP has rejected sensible recommendations from the International Crisis Group @CrisisGroup on returning stability to #Sinjar so that the #Yazidi people can return home, rebuilding, and have a future. This affair deserves comment.
#KRG #Kurdistan #Iraq
2) The @CrisisGroup is one of the few analyst entities to produce reasonable suggestions that, in fact, reflect what the Yazidis have been demanding for the past 4 ½ years. They recently recommended that the #Yazidi people choose their own administrative leaders for #Sinjar.
3) Dindar Zebari (pictured in 1st tweet), whose lovely job it is to craft responses to the many reports from around the world that criticize KDP policy and HR record, responded, stating that Sinjar already has a mayor (qaymaqam)—Mahama Khalil—who has been elected by the people.
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“I woke up to two men having a discussion. When I went to see what was happening, they told me: the #Libyan cannot afford to keep you, and the #French wants to buy you.” Rojin, 38-year-old, a #Yazidi survivors of ISIS captivity.
“The French took me to the house of a #Saudi Emir. The Saudi Emir had two assistants, the #French was one & the other was a #Syrian man. He left me there for two weeks and then came one night to tell me that the Syrian assistant bought me, I started to cry.” a #Yazidi woman
“I was bought by a #German who used to sell weapons & lived with him in #Raqqa. His wife had recently died & he hd 2 children. His German/#Turkish friends used to visit him, including one that held an 11-yr-old #Yazidi girl for servitude" a Yazidi woman survivor of ISIS captivity
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<THREAD> Buried in yesterday's news: the Knesset voted AGAINST recognising the #YazidiGenocide perpetrated by Islamic State. Why?
The #YazidiGenocide vote fell 58-38 along clear party lines. Netanyahu's coalition voted against. The opposition mostly voted in favour. The Arab Joint List--they weren't even in the room.
Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely explained the official line: "We as a government cannot agree to this bill... until there's a UN resolution on the matter." (This must be the first time Israel is waiting for instructions from the UN for matters of policy.)
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1) Today—on the 4th anniversary of the Kocho Massacre, when #IS slaughtered an entire town as part of the Yazidi Genocide—#Turkey bombed a #Yazidi convoy in #Sinjar that was returning from the Kocho Massacre memorial ceremony, killing Mam Zaki, an important Yazidi #PKK leader.
2) The convoy contained leaders & members of the Yazidi #YBŞ defense force and affiliated political institutions, including Mazlum Shingal, the military commander of the #YBŞ, who—like Mam Zaki—is also a #Yazidi. Mazlum (shown in photo) was injured but not killed in the attack.
3) A #Yazidi from #Sinjar (Tel Ezeir) named Harbo, a member of the Self-Administrative Council (a local governing institution that is a civilian political counterpart to the YBŞ defense force), was injured in the attack. Two others were killed; their identities are not yet known.
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1) The KDP is the most responsible actor for inhibiting #Yazidi post-genocide recovery & preventing resettlement/reconstruction in #Sinjar. The @HudsonInstitute should be cognizant of these well-documented issues before featuring a mouthpiece who routinely defends these abuses.
2) A perusal of any number of articles/reports would enlighten event organizers as to the reaction of incredulity that such an embarrassing choice engenders on the part of Iraqi minorities and those involved in advocacy, humanitarian endeavors, and human rights work.
3) A good place to start for essential background is "The KRG’s Relationship with the Yazidi Minority and the Future of the Yazidis in Shingal (Sinjar):"
joshualandis.com/blog/krgs-rela…
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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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[1] I am a #Yazidi and not yet 17, but I have a story to tell the world. My people have always been peaceful and non-aggressive. We believe in God and humanity and respect other religions. I grew up in a village called Wardia, near #Sinjar, #Iraq. We lived with honor and dignity.
[2] We were a very close community and pretty much kept to ourselves. When I was only 13, we heard that ISIS was headed toward us and also that they were doing very bad things. #YazidiPlight
[3] We fled to the mountain, but ISIS intercepted all of us and forced us back to our village. By that time many of our very own #Muslim neighbors had joined in with ISIS and were also killing many #Yazidis.
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ISIS terrorists are committing ongoing genocide against the #Yazidis in #Iraq & #Syria
According to the #UN, women&girls as young as nine are being sold as slaves 2 ISIS soldiers who regularly beat them & rape them, re-sell them&if they try 2 escape, kill them #YazidiPlight
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The @UN report focuses on the Islamic State’s attack on #Yazidis in #Sinjar-#Iraq in Aug.2014
The subsequent genocide of the #Yazidi pple, which has included mass murder,beheadings,the rape of women&children&the buying&selling of women&girls as sex slaves at marketplaces&online
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“over 3,200 Yazidi women & children r still held by ISIS. Most are in #Syria where Yazidi females continue 2 be sexually enslaved & #Yazidi boys, indoctrinated, trained & used in hostilities. 1000s of Yazidi men & boys are missing. The genocide of the #Yazidis is on-going.” @UN
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1) New updates on #Sinjar—this thread provides details following KDP pullout.
Photo: Haider Shesho greets #Yazidi Hashd commander Khal Ali.
2) On KDP withdrawal from #Sinjar, see previous thread:
3) The past week’s events led to hysterical claims that Peshmerga were returning to Sinjar/airstrikes hit Sinjar/etc. All such claims false.
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1) Today afternoon #Iraq, 10/21/2017, all #Yazidis in #Sinjar that are receiving a salary from #KRG were informed to leave Sinjar & go to =>
2)#Kurdistan or their salary will be cut off.
3) This move will cause a further humanitarian devastation on the already suffering #Yazidis who have hardly anything to begain with post =>
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1) A MONUMENTAL DAY: The #KDP has FULLY WITHDRAWN from #Sinjar. I'm completely SPEECHLESS—(well, not completely): Bye-bye KDP!
#Yazidi #Iraq
2) After over 3 years of fighting for this outcome, the #Yazidi community has finally scored a major victory in reclaiming their homeland.
3) After #Peshmerga withdrew from Kirkuk yesterday (for which the PUK was hit w/ blame), the effect continues in KDP-controlled areas today.
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