Archive for August 7th, 2014

07/08/2014

There is no evidence (yet) that the Islamic State has destroyed the Yezidi Shrine of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (Şêx Adî) in Lalish

Rumours are spreading that the Islamic State has destroyed the Shrine of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (Şêx Adî) at Lalish. ‘ISIS militants blow up the holiest Yezidi shrine (the tomb of Sheikh Adi in Lalish, northern Iraq/Kurdistan).’ Bizarrely, at least some of them are doing so using a video explicitly titled ‘Islamic State al Khilafah destroyed the temple (tomb) of the Yezidis in Sinjar, Iraq.’

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07/08/2014

The Islamic State has not been able to destroy the Yezidi Shrine of Sherfedin (Quba Şêx Şerfedîn)

On the 3rd of August, Êzîdî Press @EzidiPress was very clear: ‘The [site of] pilgrimage of Yezidis “Quba Şêx Şerfedîn” in Shingal was not destroyed.’

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