Archive for June 28th, 2014


confirmed displacement and destruction in Iraq: ISIS’s ethnic cleansing of Shia Turkmen

As I learned from Allison Cuneo (@AECuneo, who has worked extensively on and in Iraq), Human Rights Watch have secured multiple, independent, consistent testimonies of displacement of Shia Turkmen communities and destruction of their cultural property. Within this campaign of ethnic cleansing, ISIS (1) have also destroyed a site that was commonly venerated by Shia Muslims, Christians and (Kurdish) Yezidis (who practice a syncretic religion that reconciles Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam and other faiths).

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