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“Give me liberty or give me death” -Patrick Henry

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

A link regarding ISIS and the Yazidi people:

Hussein said his emirs, or local Islamic State commanders, gave him and others a green light to rape as many Yazidi and other women as they wanted. “Young men need this,” Hussein told Reuters in an interview after a Kurdish counter-terrorism agent removed a black hood from his head. “This is normal.”

A different prisoner stated that his life would have been at stake if he hadn’t joined the terrorist organization:

“He said he and his brother joined Islamic State because otherwise, as state employees, they would have been killed by the group.” – http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-mosul-prisoners-idUKKBN15W1MY

It is not normal for all terrorist groups however to use horrific methods of torture or rape as ISIS/daesh. Many such groups have learned that less extreme violence leads to less resistance from international forces.: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-abrahms-isis-smart-terrorist-20161106-story.html

And a link about global trade and the enrichment of developed nations. They may donate to the developing nation but the amount of resources and profit moving out of the developed nations on average is more than the amount that is donated by developed nations.

“Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.”

– Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the U.S; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924) [link]

Globalization has value in sharing skills and cultural innovations, however it should not be purchased at the expense of indigenous people located around the world.

Investing in wind and solar energy can help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and end the need to rely on Middle East oil or environmentally risky projects using fracking techniques or tar sands. ISIS needs to be stopped by a large international boots on the ground force that sticks around long enough for locals to point out who isn’t a local and who might be harboring a Yazidi person as a captive wife or slave or one who as a boy was captured and was forced into acting as part of a terrorist group.

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.

Yazidi women also hope for the US to stop supporting terrorists

There are usually always two sides to a story, two view points to consider. A large protest occurred the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. The protest was known as the Women’s March against Trump and his history of verbally disrespecting women and other minorities. On the other side of the world a minority group has different hopes regarding the new President of the US – they hope he will stop supporting the alleged moderate rebels as most locals that are interviewed are not aware of any moderate rebels, only ISIS terrorists and groups affiliated with them.

Reporting on events in the Middle East are limited in mainstream sources and it is not always clear what to believe on alternative websites but the events occurring to Yazidi people at the hands of ISIS have been covered by more traditional news sources as well as the alternative site: Yazidi Girls Sold as Sex Slaves while Women March against Trump – This is a misleading and inflammatory title, as the Yazidi girls are likely to already have been sold as sex slaves by ISIS terrorists and other rebel groups and to be in captivity during the time the Women’s March was occurring. But the girls and women are being horribly mistreated and some do express hope that US support of the rebel groups will end. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9824/yazidi-sex-slave-women-march#.WIz9B3Pxvo8.twitter

The Yazidi population is a Kurdish speaking minority group in the Middle East who do not follow a Muslim or Christian religion. ISIS rebel groups took over the Sinjar area of northern Iraq in 2014 [link] where many of the Yazidi lived and the men and older women were killed, younger boys were sent to be trained as terrorists, and girls and women were considered captives of war and were sold or given away as sex slaves. The captive Yazidi girls and women would be encouraged or coerced into converting to the Muslim religion so that they could then be married to the ISIS terrorists who had bought them. Any who refused to give up their own faith continue to be at risk of more severe mistreatment. Many try to commit suicide or to escape.

More about the Yazidi history and their pre-Islamic faith:

An Yazidi woman in Iraq named her newborn son Trump shortly after Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States.

For baby Trump, in hope of peace in the Middle East and rescue of the Yazidi women and children.

For baby Trump, in hope of peace in the Middle East and rescue of the Yazidi women and families.

The baby’s father: ““We have been going through a never-ending genocide over the last two years at the hands of ISIS, and Obama failed to take out ISIS or help liberate the thousands of Yazidi women and children that are still enslaved by ISIS,” said the father of Dilbreen and Trump, translated by Kejjan. “I hope President Trump will at last take out ISIS so we can return home and rebuild our lives.”  

ISIS is reportedly holding 3,200 Yazidi women and girls as sex slaves. Over 5,000 have been killed and 400,000 displaced by the terror group. These numbers reflect only the towns liberated by Yazidi and Kurdish fighters backed by US- and British-led coalition air strikes.” Adlay Kejjan is a Yazidi woman living in the U.S. who has been working with a few nonprofit organizations to raise awareness of the plight of the Yazidi people still held by ISIS terrorists.  https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/11/13/why-a-yazidi-woman-in-iraq-named-her-newborn-son-trump/

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.