The Yazidi

August 15 2007

I mentioned the Yazidi, as Yezidis, in a post on the People of the Ottoman Empire and in one on Ottoman people and Orthodox churches. Here is the Wikipedia article on these ethnically-Kurdish adherents of a pre-Islamic religion. They are concentrated near Mosul.

Most of the victims of the deadliest attack by terrorists on a single site since the beginning of the war in 2003 – which took place yesterday, instigated by Sunnis – came from this group.

One Response to “The Yazidi”


  1. […] mentioned the Yazidi of Iraq here and here. Their religion blends elements of Mithraism, pre-Islamic Mesopotamian religious […]


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