ISIS ex­plodes 18 Yezidi tem­ples and sym­bols

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORTS NEWS -

In ad­di­tion to destroying dozens of his­tor­i­cal at­trac­tions of Yazidis, the Is­lamic State ISIS ter­ror­ists have till now de­stroyed 18 sa­cred places of Yezidis since their in­va­sion of Sin­jar and other Yezidi ar­eas early Au­gust last year.

Hadi Dubani, direc­tor of Yezidi is­sues at the Duhok En­dow­ment Di­rec­torate, told a lo­cal Kur­dish news web­site that ISIS have de­stroyed nu­mer­ous Yezidi his­tor­i­cal places, tem­ples and other sa­cred places.

“Yezidis have more than 350 his­tor­i­cal and sa­cred at­trac­tions and spots, ma­jor­ity of which are still un­der the con­trol of ISIS and are un­der threat of de­struc­tion,” said Dubani.

Ac­cord­ing to Dubani ISIS de­stroys th­ese sites be­cause the or­ga­ni­za­tion is not only es­tab­lished to kill peo­ple but also to kill civ­i­liza­tions and de­stroy his­tor­i­cal and sa­cred re­li­gious sites and the her­itage of na­tions. Has Kur­dis­tan reached an eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal dead end? Is there a so­lu­tion to the chronic short­age of money?

Af­ter the oust­ing of Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Noori Al Ma­liki and the changes in the cabi­net mem­bers, there was some hope that the strained re­la­tions be­tween Er­bil and Bagh­dad would im­prove. Has it im­proved? Po­lit­i­cally, one must ad­mit there isn't the same sort of per­sonal fric­tion that ex­isted be­fore. How­ever, the hard re­al­ity is that Bagh­dad is still not send­ing the right­ful share of the Iraqi bud­get to

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