Monday, August 18, 2014

Are the Yazidis "White"?

Michael L. 

Writing in Arutz Sheva, Ari Soffer tells us:
Yazidi1In yet another harrowing chapter in the tragic plight of Iraq's Kurdish Yazidi population, eyewitnesses have described how girls raped by Muslim fighters from the "Islamic State" (formerly ISIS) committed suicide en-masse after returning to their families, as evidence of systematic rape by Islamists against non-Muslims continue to surface. 
Among the tens of thousands of Yazidi refugees trapped in the Shingal mountains while fleeing IS's deadly advance through Iraq, several survivors told Kurdish Rudaw TV how a group of three girls were returned after being abducted and raped - only to hurl themselves off a cliff after being traumatized by their ordeal.
Meanwhile throughout Europe and Canada and Australia and the United States ethically-bankrupt leftists are screaming about the fact that Jews build housing for ourselves in Judea and finally dared to fight back when the entire southern part of Israel was being harassed by rocket fire, thus ruining the economy and wrecking lives over years.

Of course, the left was entirely silent when it was Jewish lives in Israel being ruined.  They did not care that Jewish kids are being raised with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or that residents of S'derot had 15 seconds to run for their lives when the Arabs shot their rockets.

As far as I am concerned the progressive-left, as a movement, has lost all ethical standing to complain about anything that Israel does.  So long as they continue ignore real atrocities around the world, such as the 5.5 million dead in Congo, the hundreds of thousands of dead and millions displaced in Sudan and Syria, then they should be confronted.  So long as they honestly do not care that the Islamic State is committing a genocide of heinous proportions characterized by rape and the outright assassination of children - with the barrel of a pistol directly to the head - then they should be castigated as the malicious hypocrites that they are.
"The Kurds and Yazidis are originally Aryans. But because the Yazidis are such a closed community they have retained a fairer complexion, blonder hair and bluer eyes. They don't marry non-Yazidis," Adnan Kochar, chairman of the Kurdish Cultural Centre in London, explained to the Daily Mail.

"ISIS have taken around 300 women from Sinjar to give to jihadists to marry and make pregnant to have a Muslim child. If they can't kill all Yazidis, they will try to smash the blond bloodline," he said.

The Yazidis have blonde hair and blue eyes and refuse to marry outside the race?

The Yazidis are white people, so no wonder leftists do not care about them.  It all makes sense now.  The Islamic State is engaged in resistance against the colonialist, imperialist white oppressors of which the Yazidi act as a front.

Someone needs to tell the Yazidis that they need to check their privilege.

You cannot expect progressive-left anti-imperial anti-racists to step up for white people in a conflict with persecuted people of color, like those in the Islamic State.

Seriously, though, the Yazidis haven't much of a chance. Since this is not a matter of Jewish self-defense there is nothing for leftists to care about in it.  The Obama administration - since it is the Obama administration - will do as little as possible, but just enough to placate the left-liberal Democratic Party base, which, you can be sure, will not take much.

From the comments:
Russ Bubb

No... Not, "Where is the US?" Where is Obama? After he clandestinely created these crises that have resulted in the Islamists obtaining dominance, he now goes dark and insists on a dovish, hands-off policy.
There are many, many people who ascribe anti-American anti-Israel anti-Western malice to Obama's behavior via foreign policy.  Russ thinks that Obama "clandestinely created these crises."  Clandestine would suggest intentionally and in secret.

I disagree

Obama was very open in his favoritism toward political Islam beginning with the famous Cairo speech shortly after taking office.  What drives this favoritism is a heavy dose of neo-colonial theory, as derived from Edward Said and Rashid Khalidi, that pits white western imperialists against their victims of color.  From Obama's perspective an organization like the Brotherhood represents a not unreasonable response to that white western imperialism.
Rohima Begum ·  Top Commenter · London, United Kingdom

Don't blame Islam for this, I am a Muslim and I strongly condemn these violences, the punishment in Islam for innocent murder is death. To kill an innocent life in Islam is as though you have killed humanity. I cannot stand these people, they have no place within Islam - they use religion to justify their crimes but NO religion ever allows the killing of innocent people.
We desperately need more Muslims like Rohima to stand up against political Islam.

{I am not holding my breath.}


  1. You're trying to put smoke back in the bottle. Violent insane crackpot Islam is out in the wild rampaging across the world. No amount of finger wagging is going to undo that. The Yadizis, the Kurds just like any of the other non Islamic cultural, ethnic or otherwise minorities are finished. In the Christians' case they adopted a 'we hate the Jews too, don't eat me!" approach. It hasn't worked. The only survival for any of them is to be apart on their own in a redoubt, a protect-able region or nation state with no significant Muslim presence at all. And at the borders between them and the Muslims make the cost of encroachment on them by the Islamic armies jaw-droppingly expensive. Create a Yadizistan and mine the borders and kill anything that steps or flies across the border.

    1. Kurds are muslim....they are fighting ISIS, very effectively
      The Iraqi army is muslim, they are fighting ISIS

  2. The trouble is, peaceful Muslims like Rohima can't do anything about the savage ISIS monsters. Violent eats peaceful for breakfast, lunch and supper.

    1. The Kurds are muslim and they are doing a hell of a lot more than anyone else

    2. Hey Doodad,

      look at this.

      From 2 1/2 years ago.

      This kind of thing always surprises me a little.

  3. The Kurds can handle IS on at least one front, but it's putting them in a tough position to have to take in every refugee (real refugees, btw, and not pretend 'refugees' who are only classified as such as part of the political strategy to destroy a certain country) being forced to flee their way.

    And speaking of Edward Said, did he ever 'check his privilege?' He was as white as most of my family. Did he truly 'earn' all those progressive-granted "Oppressed Person Cool Points" he accumulated during his time, or did he unwittingly steal them from others due to his, ummm, whatever the fuck stupid theory it is those privileged idiots bandy about from their ivory (ivory!!1!) towers...

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    1. Israel needs to comprehend it is violating UN Resolutions and WAKE UP!!

    2. You need to comprehend 4,000 years of continuous presence on historically Jewish land and WAKE UP!!

      {It's always the capital letters and multiple exclamation points that make the argument so much more compelling.}

      In truth, Ms. Wallace, you have neither a moral nor a legal argument to make.

      You can try, though.

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    1. I must have been mighty pissed-off when I wrote that one.

      It's like a shriek in the night.

  6. If you bring back the people who were Jews 4000 years ago you might have an argument but descendants of European converts belong in Europe!