Yazidi Archive

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The Devil worshippers of Iraq

Yezidism is syncretistic: it combines elements of many faiths. Like Hindus, they believe in reincarnation. Like ancient Mithraists, they sacrifice bulls. They practise baptism, like Christians. When they pray they face the sun, like Zoroastrians. They profess to revile Islam, …

Hell’s Angels

Scorned as `Devil worshippers’, Iraq’s Yezidi tribe have survived centuries of abuse. But could the overthrow of Saddam Hussein provide their greatest challenge yet? Don’t even mention the word Satan,” we were warned before we went to Sinjar. “If you …