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August 17, 2014

Yazidi girl rests after fleeing from ISIS. (Startling Full Photo)

Update: Some info on her appearance, since we’re getting a comment or two on it. Via Reddit: “ISIS wants to destroy the ancient bloodline of this blonde girl and other Yazidis, some of whom have blonde hair and blue eyes.http://www.reddit.com/…/isis_want_to_impregnate_yazidi…/ these people came through hell in last few weeks and I’m pretty sure the attention wasn’t cause of their appearance but rather prospect of tens of thousands trapped people slowly dying in arid mountains while being besieged by insane group or religious fanatics. I also didn’t see much of the attention turned towards hundreds of white blue eyed blonde girls suffering in eastern Ukraine.”

Update: Yezidi girl carries an assault rifle to protect her family against ISIS (i.imgur.com)

A girl from the minority Yazidi sect rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province after fleeing Islamic State militants.”

For more: Iraqi children die as ISIS targets Yazidi minority. Lawmaker Vian Dakhil, the only MP representing the Yazidi minority in Iraq’s Parliament, said in an impassioned speech that 70 Yazidi children had died so far, that women were being killed or sold into slavery and that 500 men had been slaughtered. (cnn.com)

There are children today, all over the world, including in the privileged West, who have already seen more suffering than most of us reading this article in our lifetime.

Take this moment to appreciate your life, and remember that helping others is the source of real happiness.

 


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Context: Most via Redditors.

‘ISIS want to impregnate Yazidi women and smash our blond bloodline’: Fears are growing for the 300 Yazidi women reportedly kidnapped by Islamic State fighters last week amid claims they would be used to bear children to break up the ancient sect’s bloodline. (dailymail.co.uk)

ISIS is trying to exterminate her bloodline which causes some Yazidis to have blonde hair and blue eyes. They’re trying to do so by raping and impregnating Yazidi women so yes, someone please save her.

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/2dq3zk/isis_want_to_impregnate_yazidi_women_and_smash/

This photograph was taken from this article. I’m not surprised to see it here. Here is a /r/worldnews thread about how ISIS wants to destroy the ancient bloodline of this blonde girl and other Yazidis, some of whom have blonde hair and blue eyes.http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/2dq3zk/isis_want_to_impregnate_yazidi_women_and_smash/

Came from Reuters though, one of their ‘picture packages’, for use by other news organisations. As usual, some STUNNING images apart from this one:

https://pictures.reuters.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ALID=2C0408T6UNXSB&PBC=2CKRYD1D1D1:2C0408T6UNXSB

Some even more depressing context: don’t idolize Yazidis.
  • Let’s hope she doesn’t get a non-Yazidi boyfriend. In the 1980s, we thought of the Taliban as freedom fighters against the much better organises and armed Russians. This is what the Yazidis (not just one set of parents, but a village) are capable of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoning_of_Du’a_Khalil_Aswad“Aswad was taken to the town square; according to reports she was stripped naked to symbolize that she had dishonored her family and religion. In the video, though stripped from the waist down, she is wearing an orange sport jacket and black underwear, and at least some of the crowd tries to keep her lower body covered with what looks like another jacket. During the stoning, which lasted approximately 30 minutes, Aswad can be seen in the video attempting to sit up and calling for help as the crowd taunts her and repeatedly throws a large chunk of rock or concrete on her head. After her death in the town square, Aswad’s body was tied behind a car and dragged through the streets. She was buried with the remains of a dog, to disrespect her. Eventually, her body was “exhumed and sent to the Medico-Legal Institute in Mosul so that tests could be performed to see whether she had died a virgin.”
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