Posts tagged ‘Shrine of Sheikh Makhfiya’


Fresh evidence points to destruction of Yazidi temples by Islamic State

Hyperallergic have published my analysis and confirmation of new video regarding the destruction of Yezidi temples in Babila. Contact Transterra Media to buy it. I’ve included more frames from the relevant videos here, for comparison.

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Something Yezidi has been destroyed. It may have been the Shrine of Sheikh Mikhfiya and its cemetery.

The Êzidî Press (@EzidiPress) has released a video of a ruined religious site (which others have shared). ‘Yezidi pilgrimage site destroyed by IS terrorists. Even the cemetery found behind it was largely destroyed. At the shrine, which is in Cegara village, is located the holy place/sacred site of Sheikh Mikhfiya. [Von den IS-Terroristen zerstörte êzîdîsche Pilgerstätte. Auch der sich dahinter befindliche Friedhof wurde größtenteils zerstört. Bei der Pilgerstätte handelt es sich um die im Dorf Cegara gelegene Heiligenstätte des Sheikh Mikhfiya.]’ (My translation is not perfect, but the basic information is fairly secure.)

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