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So who are the Yazidi of Iraqi Kurdistan and why does ISIS want to eradicate them so much?

While ISIS has been incredibly brutal in their attempts to establish a jihadist Islamic nation, recently they’ve had a particular hard on to try and totally eliminate the Yazidi people of northwestern Iraq. But of all the other religious and ethnic groups in the area, why has ISIS put all its chips in trying to totally wipe out one tiny religious minority? Because while the Yazidi have often been referred to as “Iraqi Christians” in American media, they’re not really— they have their own religion that’s a strange mix of Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism. They’re monotheists, but they believe that after creation, God handed the keys over to seven angels, the chief of which is Melek Taus, aka The Peacock Angel, also known in Christianity and Islam as Satan. Yes, Satan. Essentially, the Yazidi are the last remaining ethnic Satanists, which makes them not so popular not only among the extreme assholes of ISIS, but most other people in the area, Muslim, Christian or whatnot. It would be interesting to see what might happen to public support of American intervention if Fox News for example started referring to them as “ethnic Satanists”. Shit, Billy Graham Jr would be over there in a heartbeat to help with the slaughter. Yay religion.

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