Iraqi Yazidi MP Breaks Down in Parliament: ISIL is Exterminating my People
Iraqi Kurdish MP from the ancient Yazidi faith, Vian Dakhil, gave a very emotional appeal in the Iraqi Parliament while in tears to rescue the Yazidis of Iraq from being exterminated by the Wahhabi terrorist group, the Islamic State.
given the seriously depressing things happening either close to home, and all around the world - posting something that adds to that is the last thing I want to do. But in this case, my conscience wouldn’t let me let this one slide. I find myself in tears watching this - a plea to set aside all political and faith differences and save her people who are besieged by the terrorist group ISIS/ ISIL in Iraq, trapped at the Sinjar mountains without food and water.
I’ve been following ISIS/ ISIL related news for quite sometime and can only conclude this: There is nothing Islamic about ISIS, even if they claim to fight under its banner. They’re ..they’re simply monsters. Monsters fighting under their own perverted ideology, with power and resources given from god knows where, killing people who don’t adhere to their extremist views, and forcing those who were afraid to join them. They killed both Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims, Christians, other minority sects indiscriminately, expelled people from their homes and destroyed monuments and shrines precious to both Christian and Islam history. A testament to this is ISIS’ senseless destruction of the tomb of Jonah in Mosul- a prophet significant to both Christians and Muslims.
I honestly do not know how I can help nor alleviate the plight of the Yazidis - in the face of such mindless violence one feels completely helpless. The Yazidis are a minority numbering less than a million, blessed with a fascinating culture and religion influenced by a mix of Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam. They do not deserve this fate. No one does. I can only hope that by sharing, and by you seeing (or even sharing) this post will bring more awareness to their plight and the situation at hand.