Category Archives: Kurdish Demonstrations

Peyama Berdevkê YPG Polat Can ser Roja Kobanê ya Cîhanî

World Kobane Day

Berdevkê YPG Polat Can ser xwepêşandnên girseyî ku îro Şemîyê li seranser cîhanê têne kirin, wiha bersîva me da:

 

 

Polat Can of YPG on November 1, World Kobane Day

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Mutlu Civiroglu @mutludc

On November 1, protests in support of Kobane will be staged all over the world. How do you view these global efforts and support for Kobane as the spokesperson for YPG?  

On behalf of all our fighters, friends and commanders, we salute everyone who has expressed their friendship to us in a democratic and peaceful manner. We will never forget their goodwill and heartfelt support.

Today, Kobane is able to stand for two reasons: the first is the heroic resistance of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) fighters, and the second is the support pouring from all corners of the globe. Such conscious, democratic and peaceful efforts have motivated the international coalition against ISIS to help the Kurds, and significantly contributing to improvement of the situation on the ground.

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We would like these efforts to expand further. Kobane is no longer an issue for Kurds, Syria or Kurdistan, but it also belongs to the whole world. It is an expression of democratic and peaceful existence.

YPG is not a force made up of only Kurds. We have popular support from all ethnicities in the region, including Syriacs, Arabs, Chechen and Turcomans. We even have fighters from many other nations in our ranks, including those from the USA and Netherlands. We want their efforts to be recognized as well.

We want November 1st to be the day the world showed its ownership of Kobane, and for the resulting activism to be a success for the whole world. Today, those who fall in Kobane are YPG fighters, and we want the world to recognize this by carrying YPG flags and banners.

Kurdish Demo in Support Besieged Kurdish City Kobani, Washington, DC

KOBANI NEEDS YOUR VOICE! *

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Dear Community members, human rights activists and peace advocates,

The Kurdish city of Kobani (aka Kobane / Ayn al-Arab) in Northern Syria has been under brutal attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS/ ISIL/ IS) for 20 days now.

Despite the heroic resistance of the Kurdish Protection Units (YPG) and the people of Kobani, ISIS has the advantage of sophisticated US weapons it seized from the Iraqi Army in Mosul and has surrounded the city.

Unfortunately, the Kurds only have light weapons, which are no match for the heavy ISIS weapons such as Humvees and Abrams tanks.

If the international coalition against ISIS does not act immediately by carrying out more effective airstrikes against ISIS around Kobani, a large scale massacre similar to that carried out by ISIS against the Ezidi community in Sinjar, is imminent.

While we applaud President Obama for his determination in “degrading and destroying ISIS”, we are saddened by his inaction against ISIS in its attack on Kobani.

If the international community, especially the US, does not act immediately, thousands of people will face execution by ISIS.

As the leader of free world, the US has the moral responsibility to support the Kurds, who are fighting against ISIS both in Syria and in Iraq.

The coming hours are fateful and pivotal for the people of Kobani. We need to stand up and make our voices heard, to the White House and to the entire world.

Please join us in front of the White House in an effort to draw public attention to this very critical situation.

When: October 4, 2014

Where: In front of the White House

What Time: 3:00 pm

* This statement was sent by the Greater Washington Area Kurdish Community

Solidarity Event with Displaced Ezidi People *

Saturday, September 13, 2014

1pm until 5pm

Address: DHARA Community House, 6000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205

Ezidi refugees entering into Rojava, Kurdish controlled Syria (Photo: Delil Suleiman)

In solidarity with the displaced Ezidi victims of Shengal (Sinjar) and its surroundings, the American Ezidi Center in Washington DC and Virginia accordingly invites you to gather in a charitable event supporting these helpless victims.

As a non-profit organization working towards the Ezidi cause, The American Ezidi Center predominantly stresses the right to religious freedoms. Aiming to build bridges of understanding between the Ezidi communities and others, we promote awareness to increase tolerance, particularly, in times of great tragedy and crisis.

Ezidi refugees entering into Rojava, Kurdish controlled Syria (Photo: Delil Suleiman)

In view of the recent incidents taken place in the Kurdish region of Shingal towards the Ezidis, the American Ezidi Center aims to raise awareness in pursuit of constructing support to aid and assist not only the persecuted Ezidis but other persecuted religious minorities as well.

Ezidi refugees entering into Rojava, Kurdish controlled Syria (Photo: Delil Suleiman)

Given the magnitude of this catastrophic tragedy, we hope to shed light on this tragedy through knowledge.

Please join us in unity to spread awareness and support.

Sincerely,

American Ezidi Center
contact@ezidi.org
www.ezidi.org
Twitter: @centerezidi

* Press Release sent by the American Ezidi Center

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 )

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Yezidi Demonstrations in Washington, DC & North American Cities

Yezidi Community in Washington, DC and some other cities will hold a some rallies to draw attention to critical situation of thousands of Yezidi children, women and elderly who are stranded in mountains.

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A group of devastated Yezidi women who safely arrived Kurdstan of  Syria, Rojava speaks about the catastrophic situation of Yezidi civilians in Sinjar Region who fled from ISIS

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Video- US Humanitarian Air Drop over Sinjar Mountains where thousands of Yezidi people are still trapped

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Washington, DC

August 9 between 11:00am to 3:00pm

In Front of the White House

 

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Toronto

August 9 between 12:00am to 3:00pm

Dundas Square

 

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Atlanta

August 9 between 4:00pm to 6:00pm

In front of CNN Center

 

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Ottawa

August 11 between 10:00am to 12:00pm

In Front of Canadian Parliament

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