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.
SubtitleISIS, the Yazidi Genocide, and Exporting Terror
AuthorBy Father Patrick Desbois, By Costel Nastasie
Published3 April 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
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