The Yazidi people have announced the formation of their own government in response to the years of persecution and genocide at the hands of Daesh. Why should this interest you? As detailed in Azi Rasa’s presentation, Aleister Crowley felt that Thelema’s religious roots lay in the Yazidi faith. Notwithstanding, Aina.org reports:
“Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail, the head of the Supreme Spiritual Council of Ezidikhan, has declared the establishment of a provisional Yazidi government. In a proclamation published on July 25, he calls for Yazidis who were displaced by the ISIS genocide to return to their homelands.
“ISIS captured Mosul in June of 2014 and subsequently engaged in a systematic genocide of Yazidis and Assyrians, killing thousands of Yazidis and hundreds of Assyrians, driving nearly 200,000 Assyrians away from their homes in the Nineveh Plains, displacing tens of thousands of Yazidis and capturing and selling Yazidi women as sex slaves.”
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