Kurds Referendum – Election Irregularities and Forcing Yezidis to Vote “Yes” for independence Kurdistan

September 25, 2017


Kurds Referendum in KRG: Since August of 1990, when senior Bush attacked Iraq, the foreign policy of the State Department towards the Iraq and Syria is stays the same with no changes at all.  The main goal of the US, UK and the UN since 2003 is to destroy the most indigenous people (The Yezidis, Chaldo-Assyrians) of these two countries (Iraq & Syria) in order to be able to “Create an Islamic State of Kurdistan for Barzani and his Mafia organization.”  However, when the US and UK made their decision to remove Saddam Hussein form power in early of 2003, the goal was not to build the “New Democratic Iraq” but the goal was to implement a based Sharia law constitution in Iraq; this way the indigenous people would be the softest target for killing, kidnapping, torturing, discriminations and hates, therefore, the minorities would gradually disappear by facing one or more of the above-mentioned violations.  Nevertheless, more than 90% of Sunni Muslims (Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen) followed the new sharia system and killed, kidnapped, converted and tortured the Yezidis in Iraq!  The majority Shiites/Shia did not commit much violations against the Yezidis or Christians; many of the Shia people and especially the clergies remembered the “Oral teaching of Imam Ali, peace be upon him” when told his fellow Shias that “You have two brethren, if he is not your brother in religion, then he is your brother in humanity” for this reason, the Shia people did not commit crimes against the Yezidis as the Sunni Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen have; but the plan to annihilate the Yezidis failed!

The West changed the name of Al-Qaeda to ISIS, which formed from all different Sunni groups around the globe with full international support.  The Islamic State attacked the Yezidis; killed and kidnapped more than 10,000 Yezidis and displaced the entire Yezidis Population in Shingal/Sinjar and Nineveh Plain.  But fortunately, the plan failed again to wipe-off the Yezidi population.

Hence for, the West is remembering the senior Barzani’s talk negotiations with president Abdul Rahman Arif in 1966-1967 when asked Barzani “What do want abu Logman (Mullah Mustafa Barzani)?  He held Quran and said that “Implement the Sharia law in Iraq, then we are brother and we don’t anything else!”  President Arif replied “In Iraq, we have Christians, Yezidis, Mandeans and Nestorian. Iraq is a multi-cultures and multi-religious country; therefore, we cannot implement a based Sharia law constitution in Iraq.”  Then senior Barzani said that “We cannot live together and we Kurds will fight until we have our own Islamic State of Kurdistan.”

So this is the current plan, which might be successful “Creating an independence Kurdistan will be the ‘End’ of the Yezidis.”  On September 25, 2017 (Referendum Elections), in many Displaced Yezidi camps, the election tickets were already marked with “Yes,” the Displaced Yezidis had to write down their names and date of birth on the election envelopes, so that Barzani’s mafia (Asayish) would know who voted no and several days prior of the election day, the Barzani’s mafia organization visited most of the displaced Yezidis and threatened them if they don’t vote Yes for independence Kurdistan, they will face severe consequences. More than 95% of the displaced Yezidis voted yes by force, while about 5% or less voted by their choice and those 5% are including the “Kurdified prince Tahsin Said Buq and Yazidi Religious Council that is 100% affiliated with KRG’s political system; those are the ones signed for Saddam Hussein that they are Arabs in ethnicity.  The referendum does not apply to the Displaced Yezidis in IDP camps, because they are from Shingal and Nineveh Plain regions.  So, why do the displaced Yezidis have to vote for terrorist Barzani’s interest?

Barzani is 100% in collaboration with ISIS to totally annihilate the Yezidis; Barzani opened the KRG gates for all his foreign ISIS brothers and helped them enter Iraq, all the military aid and humanitarian aid were reached ISIS via KRG;  Barzani had more 13,000 armed militias in Shingal on eve of ISIS attack, those militias refused to fight against the ISIS, many KRG peshmergas including many of its security personnel joined up with ISIS and killed, kidnapped and raped Yezidis on August 03, 2014. Now there are thousands of former ISIS members are living in the Kurdistan region with honor, because they did a holy work for Mullah Barzani.

Overall these evidences that Barzani was the main partner with abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi, now the Kurds deserve a full support whatever that can be to “Create an independence Kurdistan” because junior mullah Barzani can and is willing to do the job “Wipe-off the Yezidis from the face of the Earth.”  Only some of Yezidis in Mount Shingal still have a hope that one Day will come and God will do the “Justice” right way, if God has not died yet!

The video is one of Turkman ISIS member, who killed and raped hundreds of innocent Yezidis and now he is living in Kurdistan with honor, KRG is the safe haven for international terrorists; that is why Kurds deserve an independence state.

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March 17, 2015

The Yezidi New year and its connections with other ancient civilizations

By Nallein Satana Al-Jilwah Sowilo 

The Yezidis celebrate their New Year, Sera Sal i.e. the Head of the Year, with great fanfare. Sera Sal falls on Wednesday in the month of April and is also known as Red Wednesday. This commemorates the day when Tausi Melek, the Peacock Angel, came to Earth for the first time, millions of years ago.  Tausi Melek calmed the planet earth by spreading his peacock wings of rainbow colours and blessed the entire world. One of the key feature of Yezidi New Year celebration is the colouring of eggs, a tradition that can be traced back to ancient Sumerian and Babylonian celebration of spring festival of Ishtar. These coloured eggs are the symbolic representation of Tausi Melek’s  rainbow colours that he is believed to have used for blessing the earth with fertility, hence, the rebirth of the spring season. The eggs are painted red, blue, green, and yellow. The womenfolk’s decorate their homes by placing red flowers and coloured egg shells on top of their front doors so that Tausi Melek can recognize their abode for the blessings.

The Yezidi calendar is dated to be 6764 years old, therefore, it has its origin about 4764 years before the arrival of Christianity and more than 5000 years before the arrival of Islam. On this particular day, at dawn, women dress up in colourful clothing’s and go to the nearby cemeteries with pots of dishes, candies, lamps and other offerings for the dead and fairies which are said to return to earth on Sere Sal. These offerings include oranges, apples, dates, coloured eggs etc. The graves gets transformed into banquets for the spirits that return to their graves, and the offerings are made. Women take to singing and dancing with dehol (drum) and zorna (shawm). Table clothes are spread around on the ground in between the graves and women proceed to feast upon variety of offerings. Also, Red flowers are plastered on doors so the Peacock angel could recognize his people. The colour red represents sacrifice which is demanded of all Yezidis. 

At Lalish, the place where the holy temple for the Yezidis are located,  a bonfire is lit to welcome Tausi Melek. The fire is the divine source of God and Sun. Eggs are boiled to represent how earth was liquid and then got solidified with the coming of Lalish. Marriage is forbidden during the month of April while the earth springs to life. Also forgiveness take place at this time. Many who have been enemies reconcile with mediation by a priest or friend for the sake of the New Year.

One of the most salient feature of the Yezidi New Year is the Parade of the Sanjaks/Peacocks. Sanjaks are bronze lamps surmounted with peacocks. These Sanjaks are taken out from their designated homes, and paraded through the streets of the Yezidi villages. Some Yezidis believe that the Sanjaks have strong Indian connections particularly because of their similarity with the Hindu diyas (lamps) which the Hindus light up in their temples and on auspicious occasions. There are seven Sanjaks in total, each representing six great angels and Tausi Melek. The largest and most important one is the Sheikhni, representing Tausi Melek. At night Mir, the representative of Tausi Melek attends to the Sanjaks with prayers, and offering of incense and oil is made followed by rounds of musical entertainments throughout the entire night. 

The Yezidi new year has resemblances to New Year of the Hindus marked by Holi. Like the Yezidi New Year , Holi also marks the beginning of Spring. Also just as the Yezidis offer lamps (which resembles the Hindu Aarti lamps), the Hindu also have similar fire offerings known as Holika Dahan where bonfires are lit the day before Holi followed by singing and dancing. On the day of the Holi, natural colours are used to show love for each other as divine living entities. The use of colors in both the cultures on New Year day as well as the lighting of lamps in both the cultures point out to inherent connections in the essence of the two beliefs that binds both the Hindus and the Yezidis, two most ancient civilizations on earth.

May the whole world be blessed. May the Yezidis survive all genocides




April 7, 2006


By Ed Corrigan

London Ontario: It is indeed an honour to be invited to celebrate the Yezidis New Year with you. This is year 6756 in the Yezidis calendar. The Yezidis are an ancient and proud people from the heart of Mesopotamia, the birth place of civilization and the birth place of many of the world’s religions. For comparative purposes the Yezidis calendar is 4,750 years older than the Christian or Western calendar. Their calendar is 990 years older than the Jewish religious calendar. The Yezidis is 5329 years older than the Muslim Calendar, currently the year 1427.

There are about 10 Yezidis families in London, Ontario. They are a most interesting minority community. I thank Mirza Ismail for the invitation to this celebration. I have had the privilege of representing Yezidis refugees in the past.

Yezidis are largely based in Iraq but are also found in Syria, Turkey and Iran. There are Yezidis also in Armenia and many have been forced to flee their homeland and many now reside in Germany.

The Yezidi religion is the third largest religion in Iraq after Islam and Christianity. The Yezidis religion was pioneered in Mesopotamia during the Sumerian period four thousand years before BC. It must be regarded as one of the oldest religions in the world, and consequently has greatly influenced mankind’s history. The Yezidis is the historical fore bearer of Judaism and Christianity and Islam. It is contemporaneous to Zoroastrianism and Mithraism.

The Yezidi’s ancient language is close to the Assyrian and Aramaic languages. But, afterwards and due to the Islamic expansion the Yezidis were exposed to the Arabic influences. Throughout history the Yezidis have been subjected too much destruction and oppression. Their holy books “Jalwa and Musaf Rash” were stolen. Their Holy Places destroyed.

Because, the Yezidis were different in religion, and had their own separate unique culture, language and political structures they become as victims of various forces that transverse the Middle East over the past 6,000 years. Yet they survive to this day.

The Yezidis were exposed to a policy of expulsion and assimilation and that is why they fled to the mountains and then many migrated to the European countries especially, Germany in the last century from Turkey. They were then followed by Yezidis from Syria and finally from Iraq. As a result of the Iraqi Ba’ath government policy which aimed to replace Yezidis with Muslims of Arabic nationality on Yezidis agriculture lands and driving the Yezidis from their own lands with the aid of an embargo. This campaign severely affected the Yezidi social and economic situation. Their plight has unfortunately been largely ignored by mankind and in particular by the West in recent years.

In the recent years, the Kurdish Question has over shadowed the Yezidis issue. It appears that the Kurds were trying to assimilate the Yezidis and trying to obscure the Yezidi identity as a separate culture.

History shows that the Yezidis religion was pioneered and developed in Mesopotamia, and we knew also that many other religions were born in same area, like for example, Mithraism and Zoroastrianism. That means, when those religions first came into existence, there were no nations only religious social and political structures that made up the ancient societies that existed in the birth place of human civilization. All Middle Eastern societies and Western civilization owe a profound debt to the religions that sprang from the fertile soils of Mesopotamia.

In terms of human history the concept of nationality is only recent innovation of the last few hundred years. It followed the religious political and social organization that governed most of human kind. Yezidis are from that socio-religious tradition.

It is said that Yezidis religion may be the original Kurdish religion. However, today the Kurds which comprise a nationality are not the same as the Yezidis, although they speak the same language. Yezidis believe in one God without any companion, and the seven Angels. Most of Kurds have become Moslems and were deprived from their Yezidi religion, many by force.

The Yezidis have preserved their religion in spite of the horror of massacres, expulsions and assimilation and forced conversion. That means not all Yezidis are Kurds, but that the Kurds were at one time Yezidis. This point is important in that the Yezidis today are an independent people, religion and culture. They should be recognized as such and protected. They are an important part of our past.

Yezidis were there at the very beginning of human civilization. Above all they are survivors. There are according to some authorities 650,000 to a million Yezidis today. Let us hope that the Yezidis continue to thrive and prosper in the 21st Century as they are an important part of our history and of humanity. To lose the Yezidis is to lose part of our own human heritage.