Yezidis in Iraq

The histories of minorities in the young nation states of the Middle East is one of marginalization, oppression and bloody violence. In the case of the Yezidis, as well as the Armenians in the early twentieth century, there have been events when it is appropriate to use the term genocide. Research regarding the Yezidis has been hampered by the lack of sources and/or access to official sources. Using original research, this book establishes that from 1958 through 2005, successive Iraqi government