A Young Yezidi Man Testifies in the US Congress

Zirian Shammo speaking in US Congress

Zirian Shammo speaking in the US Congress

US Congress held a hearing for all minority religions in Iraq, three main religions, Christians, Mandeans, and Yezidis In July 2010.

Zirian Shammo, a Yezidi Kurdish man who lives in Washington, DC represented to speak about his community in Iraq.

 

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An Old Yazidi Woman’s Lament about Massacred Civilians

Dayika Êzîdî piştî giheştina Rojava

A Yezidi woman is telling her sad story after she arrived Rojava

This elderly Yezidi woman, after arriving to Kurdish Syria, known as Rojava, is telling reporters about what happened to other Yezidis in Sinjar. 

This unfortunate woman tells her tragedy with a lament rather than speaking, a common way of mourning in Kurdish culture.

Other women cannot help crying and the journalist cannot continue interviewing because of tears… 

There are now thousands of Yezidi civilians near Derik (Malikiyah) city of Rojava staying in Camp Newroz which was prepared by local Kurdish Jazira Canton

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Contact Mutlu Civiroglu

mutludcMutlu Civiroglu is a Washington DC based journalist and Kurdish affairs analyst focusing on Syria and Turkey. He has closely been monitoring the Kurdish People’s Protection Union (YPG) fight against ISIS and other jihadist groups.

His publications appear in various media outlets including BBC, CNN, Vice and Al Jazeera. He regularly writes for Turkish daily Radikal on recent developments from Rojava Region in Syria.

Civiroglu occasionally speaks at panel discussions about Kurds in Syria, and he is frequently interviewed by TV channels in Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan and elsewhere about Kobani.

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Yezidi Demonstration in Front of the White House

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Yezidi community in Washington, DC and their non-Yezidi Kurdish brethren held a demonstration in front of the White House on August 9, 2014 to demand more help from President Obama.

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Who Are Yezidis? Yezidis, who refer to themselves as Ezidis, are a Kurdish non-Muslim population living predominantly in the Sinjar (Şengal) region near Mosul. A sizable Yezidi population also lives in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Sheikhan, where the most important Yezidi holy site Lalesh is located.

In Turkey, small numbers of Yezidis live in Batman, Sanliurfa, Mardin, and Diyarbakir. Others live in Syria, Armenia, Georgia, as well as Europe, Canada and the United States. Yezidi religious traditions, including prayers and holy books, are administered in the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish. In recent years especially, the Yezidis have been accepted as an important element of the broader Kurdish identity.

Şêx Mûrşid Maşûq Xeznewî ser Rewşa Kurdên Êzîdî Dipeyîve

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Sheikh Murshid Mashuq Khaznawi, a prominent Syrian Kurdish religious leader, in a speech in Oslo, Norway calls for full solidarity and support for Yezidi Kurds.

Khaznawi condemns massacres ISIS commit against Yezidi Kurds and denounce its interpretation of the Islam

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( Video by Aldar Doskî )

Yezidi Demonstration in Washington, DC

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Yezidi Children and Women Arrive Rojava

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A group up of Yezidi children and elderly women arrive in Kurdish Syria known as Rojava after Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG) open a safe way for them.

These women tell how their beloved ones remained behind and they were without food and water for days in  tearful eyes

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