“Aiwaz is not (as I had supposed) a mere formula like many angelic names, but it is the true most ancient name of the God of the Yezidis, and thus returns to the highest Antiquity. Our work is therefore historically authentic, the rediscovery of the Sumerian Tradition.“ – Aleister Crowley Unpublished introduction to the New Commentary to Liber Legis [quote supplied by Azi Rasa who presents an INCREDIBLE lecture on the relationship of Thelema to Yezidi religious tradition/cosmology]
Al-Alam reports the deployment of fighting forces comprised of Yazidi women who had been captured and held as sex slaves by Daesh (aka Islamic State), tortured, raped and subjected to horrific treatment. The story begins:
“The Yazidi women – who call themselves the ‘Force of the Sun Ladies’ – have taken up arms in the quest for revenge but also to preserve the future of their race.
“They are among around 2,000 captives who have escaped their terrorist tormentors who subjected them to horrific torture and rape and massacred thousands of their loved ones after storming their villages in the summer of 2014.
“Now, driven by a collective desire for vengeance, the battalion is preparing for an offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul where many were exchanged by militants to serve as their sex slaves.”
One would imagine that the Prophet of the Lovely Star would be an ardent supporter of the Yazidi quest for liberation.
Read the story here: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1787751
thanks to Soror Amy for the tip!