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.
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.
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
( Video by Aldar Doskî )
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.
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
Video- US Humanitarian Air Drop over Sinjar Mountains where thousands of Yezidi people are still trapped
August 9 between 11:00am to 3:00pm
In Front of the White House
August 9 between 12:00am to 3:00pm
August 9 between 4:00pm to 6:00pm
In front of CNN Center
August 11 between 10:00am to 12:00pm
In Front of Canadian Parliament
Iraqi Kurdistan is the northern part of Iraq and the most stable area, where minorities are protected and women play a high role in society.
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ISIS invaded Shinjar to target non-Muslim Kurds. Kurdish women have been raped, murdered, and sold as sex slaves. ISIS refers to them as infidels, with the option to convert to Islam or be killed.
Kurds have only basic weapons to protect themselves, but ISIS uses American weapons to kill Kurds.
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A group of Yezidi Kurdish women cry for their beloved ones who are kidnapped by ISSI
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In this unconfirmed video Syrian Kurdish YPG and Asayish forces arrive Shingal to fight against ISIS while people welcome them.
Some claimed the video is from Hasakah when YPG and Asayish forces took control of the city last week.