This is an image of the Peacock Angel, a central figure in Yazidi theology.
According to Wikipedia:
In the Yazidi belief system, God created the world, and the world is now in the care of a Heptad of seven Holy Beings, often known as Angels or heft sirr (the Seven Mysteries). Preeminent among these is "Tawûsê Melek" (frequently known as "Melek Taus" in English publications), the Peacock Angel.
Apparently Muslims consider Yazidi to be "devil worshippers," which is to say infidels, which is why they, like the Jews and like the Kurds and like the Copts, have been a persecuted minority under Arab-Muslim imperial rule for millennia.
In any case, Abu Wisam is a Yazidi living in Israel.
Abu Wisam’s family might die of thirst or starvation this week. They, along with 200,000 other Yazidis, Shiites, and Christians, are trapped in the Iraqi heat without food or water on Mt. Sinjar in northwestern Iraq, while members of the Islamic State army kill hundreds of those who stayed behind.I say that we move the Yazidi to Gaza! I think that is just a fine idea, but not just the Yazidi. Israel could open the Gaza as a refuge for all those persecuted by al-Sharia throughout the Middle East.
Thus persecuted Copts from Egypt could come and live in the Gaza. Kurds living under Islamic persecution could come and live in Gaza. And, needless to say, any current Gazans willing to live in peace with their new non-Muslim neighbors would be welcome back with open arms.
It might be a little snug in there, I suppose, but without Hamas running things and with an influx of people not dedicated to political Islam, they could possibly turn the Gaza into some cross between Monte Carlo and Singapore.
Or, maybe not, but whatever would emerge would be far and away superior to what the vicious criminals who run things now have created.
Hamas, of course, would have to be eliminated as an operating organization within the strip and Israel would need to oversee and coordinate the transition of Gaza from a genocidal terrorist statelet to a multi-national liberal-capitalist enclave of refugees fleeing Islamic Supremacism.
Abu Wisam said this:
“I wish Netanyahu would let us live here. I wish he would give the Yazidi some land.”As long as I am daydreaming, I can easily imagine an effort comprised of Israeli, American, Canadian, and Australian business people, with help from the Israeli government, providing the necessary economic infrastructure and technical training to bring the Gaza Strip to economic self-sufficiency.
“Take some from the Palestinians and give it to us,” he added, only half-jokingly. “I’d rather be a street cleaner here than go back there with the Islamists, who murder and butcher.”
Aside from trading partners with the newly revitalized Gaza Strip, the Europeans, other than maybe the Czech Republic, would have no role in the development of the new enclave and neither would the American government under the current administration. In order to maintain a level of independence on this project, Israel would not take a penny from any non-Zionist European organization, nor any funding from the American government under Barack Obama.
Additional funding could come from countries around the world that are already invested in Israeli success, such as China and India and Japan, among others.
Israel, however, would help out with repairing roads, buildings, electrical and water needs, pipelines, and so forth.
The Strip would be semi-autonomous and hold regular elections, but Israel would oversee security and would maintain control over the border and regulate shipments by sea until such a time as Gaza proves itself no longer to be a threat to its neighbors.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
A fine daydream for a beautiful, but cool, Saturday morning here in the Bay Area.