The Terrorist Factory ISIS, the Yazidi Genocide, and Exporting Terror By Father Patrick Desbois, By Costel Nastasie
 
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Based on work first shown on 60 Minutes, a riveting, behind-the-scenes look of the Yazidi genocide and the terrorist threat it holds.
The massacre of the Yazidi people by ISIS was nothing less than genocide. In refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan, the authors brought a skilled team to interview more than a hundred ISIS survivors and document what they experienced and saw. These former slaves observed their torturers and knew from the inside the secret facilities that ISIS has kept hidden from the world. What their testimony reveals is an organization whose ambition is power, regardless of their claim to be "soldiers of God." Their fighters are paid with sex, money, and the power of life and death over captives. Their promised paradise is here and now, not after death.

The Yazidis and other conquered peoples are instruments for this exercise of power. Men who don't swear allegiance are executed. Women become slaves for sex or reproduction, and their offspring will serve the cause. In mobile training camps, the captured children are drugged, indoctrinated, and taught to shoot Kalashnikovs, plant explosives, and handle suicide vests. They are the intended products of the terrorist factory. In this taut, disturbing account, the authors document a utilitarian genocide that holds an implicit threat to other counties, including those in the West.

TitleThe Terrorist Factory
SubtitleISIS, the Yazidi Genocide, and Exporting Terror
AuthorBy Father Patrick Desbois, By Costel Nastasie
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published3 July 2018
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781628729467
Pages272
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Father Patrick Desbois is president of Yahad in Unum and holds an endowed professorship at Georgetown University. He is the author of The Holocaust by Bullets, winner of the 2008 National Jewish Book Award, and has received numerous honors for his groundbreaking work on the Holocaust, including the Humanitarian Award from the US Holocaust Museum and, in October 2017, the Lantos Human Rights Prize. He resides in Washington, DC, and Paris, France.

Nastasie Costel is the founder and president of Roma Dignity and has conducted research in association with Yahad in Unum on the deportation and genocide of the Roma. Originally from Romania, he now lives in Brussels.


"This time Father Desbois is interviewing survivors with the horror still fresh in their minds.”—Lara Logan, 60 Minutes

"A courageous denunciation that . . . places the international agencies squarely in front of their responsibilities."—Actualité Juive
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