Helped by Hon. Rona Ambrose, Yezidi activist Mirza Ismail appeals to both conservatives and liberals in Canada to declare ISIS responsible for Yezidi genocide and give asylum to the Yezidis
A day after the sad and terrible event of 19 Yezidi girls being burnt alive in Mosul for refusing to convert and have forced sex with ISIS jihadists came to light, Yezidi activists led by Mirza Ismail took the Yezidi cause to the Canadian house of commons. He appealed to both the ruling liberals and the conservatives to help the Yezidis in this dark hour of humanity. So far many refugees have been admitted to Canada but not Yezidi refugees. When Yezidis are being burnt to death everyday, Yezidis worldwide are appealing to US and Canada for help and save the Yezidis who are fighting the battle for humanity in Iraq, upholding the ideals of humanity against terrorism, forcible conversion and religious bigotry. Yezidis activists led by Mirza Ismail said, “Yezidis need immediate helping hand from the nations of the world. But we are still alone, suffering and dying, with no one to help”.
Helped by Rona Ambrose Mirza Ismail a Yezidi activist in Canada appear in front of the Canadian’s House of Commons. He and others helped to table a motion calling on the House of Commons to declare that ISIS is responsible for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity against ethnic and religious groups including the Yezidis.
The Yezidis whose civilization stretches for over 7000 yrs with a calendar which is 6766 yrs old, today face the worst genocide in the 21st century. This is not their first genocide. For the last 1400 years , they have continuously been persecuted because of their faith by the Islamic fundamentalists from the Shia, Arab Sunni and the Kurds (who are converted Yezidis into Islam) resulting in 74 genocides against the community. The Yezidis in sharp contrast to the remaining Iraq and Syria are non-Muslims, who like Hindus believe in Reincarnation. They pray towards the Sun 3-5 times every day. Their belief in harmony with nature and harmony of all living beings are paramount in their spiritual beliefs. While harmony with nature is established through their belief in four holy elements, earth , fire , air and water. Harmony with all living beings is established through Reincarnation. Based on the same beliefs in Reincarnation, Yezidis firmly believe in co-existence as anyone’s else God is not greater or lower but equal to those of the Yezidis. Also the Yezidis believe that Tausi Malek, the peacock angel and their chief God cried for 40,000 years to extinguish hell and thus non-believers of the Yezidi faith never deemed to go to hell. Yezidis thus represent one of the most peaceful community in the entire world.
Despite being a very peaceful people , Yezidis have been subjected to unprecedented torture and attacks by Islamic fundamentalists who aim to wipe them off. As part of the 74th genocide, 10,000 Yezidis were killed. 7000 Yezidi women were kidnapped by ISIS to be made sex slaves and raped daily. The entire population of Yezidis in Kurdistan, more than half a million people, were thrown on to the streets and into camps. Their houses and dreams both destroyed. Having lost all material procession, not only are they constantly living in fear. They are looking at Canada with hope and for a helping hand to rebuild their lives and faith in humanity.