The Daring Plan to Save a Religious Minority from ISIS

For The New Yorker, Jenna Krajeski reports that Yazidi immigrants to the United States lobbied the U.S. government to protect Yazidi communities under assault from ISIS. Hadi Pir, Murad Ismael, and Haider Elias are Yazidis who immigrated to the U.S. after working as interpreters for U.S. troops in Iraq. In 2014, the three worked closely with U.S. officials to advocate for supply drops for marooned Yazidis and air strikes against ISIS targets. Ismael says, “For a community to be able to defend itself, you should not rely on humanity, you should not rely on goodness. For a community to protect itself, it should have weapons, economic strength, media.”

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