GLOBAL JIHAD: 40,000 Iraqis stranded with horrific death choice

(THE GUARDIAN) — Tens of thousands of members of one of Iraq’s oldest minorities have been stranded on a mountain in the country’s north-west, facing slaughter at the hands of jihadists surrounding them below if they flee, or death by dehydration if they stay.

UN groups say at least 40,000 members of the Yazidi sect, many of them women and children, have taken refuge in nine locations on Mount Sinjar, a craggy mile-high ridge identified in local legend as the final resting place of Noah’s ark.

At least 130,000 more people, many from the Yazidi stronghold of Sinjar, have fled to Dohuk, in the Kurdish north, or to Irbil, where regional authorities have been struggling since June to deal with one of the biggest and most rapid refugee movements in decades.

Sinjar itself has been all but emptied of its 300,000 residents since jihadists stormed the city late on Saturday, but an estimated 25,000 people remain. “We are being told to convert, or to lose our heads,” said Khuldoon Atyas, who has stayed behind to guard his family’s crops. “There is no one coming to help.”


One thought on “GLOBAL JIHAD: 40,000 Iraqis stranded with horrific death choice

  1. Paul Morris says:

    and the latest news I saw on the Yazidis stranded on the mountain is that quite a number of the women have jumped off the cliffs to kill themselves rather than be sold into sex slavery. Also, at least one guy, killed his 5 sisters rather than see them killed or sold into sex slavery by ISIS then he killed himself. I heard a clip at omegashock site, where the discussion centred around how Obama said US will not war with Islamists under his prez. They were also saying that his ratings are in the toilet so the elite will manufacture an event that will elevate him so that he will look fit to be the Sec General of UN. Apparently he desires it.BTW I emailed you abba and it got bounced back – is there a prob with that addy?

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