Who are the Yazidis? And why does ISIS want to kill them?
"The Yazidis are one of the world’s smallest and oldest monotheistic religious minorities...Their religious
differences have made them a target for persecution throughout history, most recently during the U.S. war in Iraq — in 2007, more than 700 people were killed when suicide bombers attacked a
Yazidi village. Before that, they were targeted for centuries under the rule of the Ottoman Empire" (8. August 2014)