500 Yazidis- belonging to a minority or non-Islamic religion in Iraq- have been killed by the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Several of them were buried alive, including women and children. Thousands of them have fled their places.
The Iraq government -itself under seize by the ISIS- has confirmed these fatalities. The Iraqi Human Rights Minister Mr. Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said that the government has evidence that the Islamists had thrown the Yazidis alive into a mass grave.
Reason: The fundamentalist Islamists wanted the Yazidis to convert to Islam or face the death! The Sunni insurgents of ISIS viw Yazidis as ‘devil worshipers’.
The whole humanity is crying today, but the lunatics and fanatics are roaming around freely. Meanwhile, the U.S. has started airstrikes at ISIS. As you may recall, President Obama had initially refused to get drawn into ISIS issue, citing that Iraq deal with its own problem. But from at least the angle of the genocide that is ISIS is hell bent upon carrying out, the U.S. intervention is good.