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IS committing genocide against Yazidis in Iraq: report

An Iraqi man from the Yazidi community, watches smoke rising during an operation by Iraqi Kurdish forces in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on November 12, 2015, to retake the town from the Islamic State groupThe Islamic State group is committing genocide against Iraq’s Yazidi community, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum said in a report based on harrowing interviews detailing rape, torture and murder. A Kurdish-speaking minority mostly based around Sinjar mountain in northern Iraq, the Yazidis are neither Arabs nor Muslims and have a unique faith the militants consider to be heretical and polytheistic. When in the summer of 2014 the jihadists made an unexpected push into parts of northern Iraq, many Yazidis were massacred and abducted.

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