Who Are the Yezidis?: The History and Genocide of an Ancient People
|Author: ||Shammo, Qader|
The subject of this book is the Yezidis, a small group people whose historic and current stronghold is the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, particularly in the area of the Sinjar mountains. The Yezidi have a unique history and religious customs that distinguish them from the other groups living in Iraq. They been gone through periods of marginalization and oppression for these unique beliefs.
"Throughout their history, the Yezidis have gone through periods of marginalization and oppression. They have been subjected to the Islamic rule of numerous regimes since the 7th century. Common in all eras is the fact that Yezidis did not have equal rights of citizenship. The main reason for these persecutions was their socio-religious identity."
Table of Contents
The History of the Yezidis and their Ancient Origin
Who are the Yezidis
Yezidis throughout History
Origin of the Religion and Beliefs
Religious and Cultural Traditions