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DIR News: Excavation ‘very likely’ to redefine the Zoroastrianism’s Origins

DIR News: Excavation ‘very likely’ to redefine the Zoroastrianism’s origin ow.ly/Aw3DT
Dark I Report (@darkireport) August 20, 2014

DIR News

At least 80 killed in northern Iraq ‘massacre’ -- ISIS Men Enraged When Villagers Refuse to Convert To Islam

A Yazidi fighter who recently joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units gestures while securing a road in Mount Sinjar. (Reuters)

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Abraxas

“Discoveries have been made in and around Egypt of amulets containing stones engraved with the name of a spirit or god, Abraxas (earlier Abrasax). The name also appears frequently in curse tablets, often in conjunction with other names of spirits or gods. 99 more words

Egypt

The Peacock's Lament

The Mandaeans and the Yezidis, two  groups that fascinated Stefana Drower and continue to fascinate the generations of scholars who have followed her, have recently… 1,370 more words

Doctrine Of John

Christians, Yazidis, and Islamism

We have nothing against Yazidis, never having even heard of the people until we heard the alarming news that they were being slaughtered in Iraq by the terrorist army calling itself the Islamic State in Levant, but it does strike us a strange that they seem to enjoy such a favored status in the west. 950 more words

Politics

ISIS Threatens to Execute Yazidi Families as US Continues Bombing

The situation in Iraq is being described as an “apocalypse” as ISIS continues its violent rampage through the country.  The Islamic extremist has surrounded a village of about 2,500 Yazidi (a Kurdish-speaking group who practice the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism.) and warned the citizens that if they do not convert to Islam before a given deadline, they will be killed.  103 more words

International Events

Prayers for the Yazidi community

Approximately 40,000 Iraqis from the Yazidi group, a group linked to the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism, have been forced to flee to the mountains as a result of an ultimatum from the Islamic State (IS), who have issued a warning to them as well as other Iraqi religious minorities such as Christians that they should convert to Islam, leave their homes or pay the  277 more words

Christianity