Who Are the Yazidi "Devil Worshipers" and Why Is ISIS Trying to Slaughter and Enslave This Ancient Minority? Part One.
In case you missed the story of the ISIS fanatics' conquest of the Yazidis' ancient homeland in August 2014, a recap is essential for understanding the plight of this endangered community that has faced centuries of what can only be described as a genocidal assault.
Following an evening bombardment, Ottoman troops tried to crawl through gaps in the barbed wire emplacements surrounding the British camp, but were repulsed. The next day, a force of Turkish troops, accompanied by Arab irregulars, tried to bypass the British camp entirely and made their way towards Basra, but were stopped by elements of the 2nd Dorset and the 24th Punjabis.
Traditional marriage isn't exactly the "one man, one woman" story you've always heard. Politicians may claim that the definition of marriage hasn't changed in thousands of years, but it most definitely has. Marriage has been through a lot of changes over the millennia.
Some analysts have argued that Jordan may be the next target of this radical Sunni militant group. This may be the case, but it will likely have limited impact and could even present Jordan with an opportunity to strengthen its strategic position.
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A brutal plundering of this rich cultural heritage has been taking place in broad daylight ever since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.