Genocide is not a random phenomenon but a well calculated mass atrocity that is carried out over a duration of time. The horrendous act occurred enough to call for nations to convene in 1948 under the United Nations Geneva Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Academia has also been able to study the phenomenon to understand different casual mechanism for genocide. First the dominate power must convince the majority that the victimized group is less than human and that a utopia will be created in their absence. This is done through polarization, othering, and the use of strong propaganda. The realization of the need to exterminate a population based on different attributes is due to fear and is a rational and
The Yazidi religious minority was a subject to extreme violence perpetrated by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq in 2014. This thesis argues that the violence was genocidal in nature and aimed to destroy the Yazidi group as such. Using theories from sociology, it seeks to explain how the violence caused a tremendous social change within the Yazidi community, instead of concentrating on numbers, legal, or political viewpoints. The study further revised concepts of terrorism and perpetrators of genocide, and demonstrates that the perpetrator does not necessarily need to be a state, but another kind of strong organization can be capable of committing such atrocities as well.
ISIS stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It is referred as a terrorist group by the United States, whereas ISIS considers themselves to be an army instead. ISIS has been responsible for many gruesome attacks all over the world one of them being the execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh. They originated from Al-Qaeda in Iraq but they had big ambitions by kicking America out and setting up an Islamic state. To this date hold their land there unlike other groups like Al-Qaeda and Taliban. They have a huge support from people as their count being over 30,000 soldiers and followers. They are heavily armed, can fund themselves, have an organized infrastructure, and can cause a lot of damage. Later in 2006, their brutality lost them the support of Iraqi Sunnis who partnered with US forces to help push them out of the country. And for this incident, America takes a lot of credit for this and call it the Surge in which they helped Sunnis rise up against Al-Qaeda in Iraq’s rule. This led to Al-Qaeda in Iraq being defeated but not destroyed by only being driven out of the land they used to control and later they began rebuilding themselves by being involved in the fighting in Syria as they were trying to throw the Shiite Assad regime. Due to their brutal and severe tactics, Al-Qaeda disavowed Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Later in February 2014, the group Al-Qaeda in Iraq
The Iraq Genocide was an action of slaughter against the Kurdish individuals , because Ali Hussain was the President's cousin did not want the Kurdish to have their own rebellion or them to have land and independence for themselves. This Genocide was the presidents mistake and his cousins fault for selfish reasons against the kurds
On these days 3 years ago, IS' followers attacked the Yazidi's towns. They kidnapped, raped, and killed the innocent people who were living there. As well, they confiscated the houses of the Yazidis, which later became rubble.
The ISIS Yazidi Women Abductions are a very important topic to address at this point in time. The Yazidi people have been persecuted based on the beliefs in a benevolent peacock angel (Melek Taus) which contains elements of Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam. ISIL views this peacock angel as a malevolent archangel Lucifer or more commonly known as Satan. Under the Islamic Law observed by ISIS, Yazidis are officially given an opportunity to convert to Sunni Islam or be put to death. This has led to the exile, abduction and unfortunate massacres of at least 5,000 Yazidi men, women, and children. This is a crucial issue to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland because
The terrorist group is widely known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Recently many political leaders have been attempting to change the terminology by calling the organization Daesh the Arabic equivalent of the English acronym ISIS. The use of acronyms in Arabic are rare
Islamic States of Iraq and Sham ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al Qaeda in Iraq, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Islamic State, Da’ish is an active group formed c. 2014. ISIS is a terrorist group that sole purpose is pushing their beliefs on others and if their religion isn’t accepted in the appropriate way (how they expected) they then result to violence. Da’ish is the official name of the terrorist group known as ISIS, dramatically arrived and shocked many people in the West. The horrifying and violent events that have occurred since the appearance if ISIS struck fear into the hearts of people all across the world. Even though fear is an extreme emotion, the hatred that came with it is even stronger and is more Ernest.
In the first few days, more than 10,000 people were captured by ISIS in the month of August, and that number has only grown over the past couple of years. Many people who escaped did not survive in the high of 122° fahrenheit without food, water, or medical aid. The identification process of Yazidi people was simple for ISIS. They were seperated from families into men, women, elderly, young girls, young boys, and babies. All are forced to convert, and if they refuse this, they will be killed. Young boys are most valuable to ISIS because of the influence, they could have on the boys. The boys are trained in camps to follow Islamic beliefs, become fighters, bombers, executioners, and are destined to become kamikazes. Women were forced to convert
During World War Two the Jewish people were being “exterminated” by their fellow neighbors, own government and even their own loyal worshipers. They were not even being attacked for a valid reason, this was all set into motion by the beliefs of Adolf Hitler, German Dictator. Hitler held beliefs known as anti-semitism, he was not the first person to hate the Jewish people as a whole, but he was the first person to establish an entire army and country against them. Many of the Jewish people began to flee the country, in hope to escape the genocide. This task became extremely difficult when neighboring countries realized why they were fleeing. The refugees were denied access into the United States and Cuba, but later were taken in by very few countries in Europe and in the surrounding areas .
ISIS which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could also be called ISIL which stand for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. They are an organization or a type of government that was once with Al-Qaeda and were so violent that Al-Qaeda disowned ISIS. They believe what they are doing is what Muhammad would have them do. They are not too far away from what Hitler thought about the Jews. ISIS lures Westerners to join them by promising camaraderie, moralistic activity and a sense of heroism that deludes these people with an adventure like they never had before. The
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, commonly known as ISIS, has frightened the whole world by committing attacks in the Middle East, Paris, and San Bernardino, California. ISIS claims to be the legitimate ruler of all Muslims and it operates the Muslim world. ISIS was able to expand as the result of local groups conflicts with Western interests. Daniel Byman declares that local groups are attracted to ISIS for genuine conviction. Particularly, young men believe that ISIS is the defender and avenger of Sunnis worldwide. On the other hand, some groups join ISIS for accessibility to financial and technical aid. While , ISIS grows beyond Iraq and Syria, religious intolerance is created. The group delivers its religious beliefs by barbarian acts, such as beheading and rape to intimidate their enemies and obtain supporters.
First of all, you need to understand what the acronym ISIS means. ISIS is recognized by many different names, but the most common is the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", according to the article, "What kind of risk ISIS poses to the U.S.?" on page 3. This acronym means that ISIS is an Islamic group that is from Syria and Iraq.
Birgül Açikyildiz writes in his book “although some sacred texts were first published at the beginning of the twentieth century, and although some Arabic and Syriac sources refer to events at the time when the Yezidi community first emerged, almost nothing is recorded about the history and beliefs of the first Yezidis” (35). The uncertainty with the beginning of the group is due to the lack of reputable and consistent sources. Açikyildiz continues to discuss the beliefs that the Yezidi have on their origins. There is a common belief that the entire Kurdish people group was originally Yezidi. However, due to the constant tyranny of the Muslim regimes and rulers, they were forced to convert to Islam in order to survive. The Yezidi that decided to remain faithful to Melek Taus, the fallen angel that the religion worships, are the Yezidi that we know today. In ‘Who are the Yezidis and why is Isis hunting them?’, an article written for The Guardian by Raya Jalabi, describe the Yezidis as “a historically misunderstood group, [they] are predominantly ethnically Kurdish, and have kept alive their syncretic religion for centuries, despite many years of oppression and threatened extermination.” Knowledge of the oppression brought upon this people group is key knowledge in order to contextual the Gospel and effectively minister to this group. Being aware of the Yezidis history is