40,000 of Iraq's Yazidi Muslims in danger of dying of thirst

Is the Islamic State the most effective terrorist group in history? Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are on the move, fleeing from their brutal and barbaric practices. If they're not the most effective terrorists in history, they may be the best since Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes terrorized the world in the 13th century. Their practice of murdering people of minority religious sects is now well established, which has Shiites and others fleeing for their lives in northern Iraq. One such group is a small sect known as the Yazidi. Their stronghold in the north was overrun by ISIS which sent more than 150,000 of them fleeing. Now, about 40,000 - most of them women and children - are stranded on a rocky, mile high mountain with no food or water and no escape from ISIS. Guardian: Tens of thousands of members of one of Iraq's oldest minorities have been stranded on a mountain in the country's north-west, facing slaughter at the hands of jihadists surrounding them...(Read Full Post)