A Mile in Their Shoes: Coming to Terms With the Yazidi Genocide

"We were asking them to kill us. We were pulling their guns towards our heads, but they refused." Genocide. The annihilation of an ethnic or religious group. A shocking, unthinkable crime committed only by the sadistic and depraved. Arguably the worst crime ever to be committed by the human race. It seems impossible, then, that … Continue reading A Mile in Their Shoes: Coming to Terms With the Yazidi Genocide

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Nareen Shammo: One Woman vs. the Islamic State

The spoils of war. That is what many Yazidi women and girls have become as a result of the so-called Islamic State’s bloody and merciless rampage through Iraqi Kurdistan. Enslaved by the militants, girls as young as 13 are forced into marriage and subjected to violent physical, psychological and sexual abuse on a daily basis. … Continue reading Nareen Shammo: One Woman vs. the Islamic State