“I certainly think that another Holocaust can happen again. It did already occur; think of Cambodia, Rwanda, and Bosnia. (Miep Giles) and now through this book think of the Yazidi people, the Kurds.
The Yazidis are members of the Kurdish religious minority. They believe in one God who has placed the care of the world under the protection of seven holy beings, the first being Malek Taus who causes both good and evil to happen to people. In 2014, these people were targeted by ISIS and their extermination and subjugation is the topic of this book.
Going into refugee camps, the authors of this book and their team interviewed over two hundred survivors of the ISIS genocide. Reading this heart breaking tragic tale brought to mind the deceitful hateful behavior, the savage intents of ISIS, and the fact that once again religion used in its most insidious way has killed wantonly. The interviews and the stories will inflame you, they will fill you with idea that ISIS is pure evil. These people, the men, the women and the children were murdered, torn from their homes, killed while families watched. The women and young children were taken, the younger women and girls were used as sex slaves traded from one man to the next and raped violently over and over again. If they became pregnant their babies were taken with the intention of raising a boy as a killer, dedicated to eliminate the kafir (the unbelievers), the baby girls raised to become mothers of those dedicated to the ISIS and their path to the ultimate destruction of those kafirs. Also mentioned and what sent many shivers down my spine was that genocide does not exist unless neighbors are aware of it and at times participants in it being carried out.
The message in this book is clear. ISIS is still perpetrating their philosophy, the laws of sharia. Yes, they are not in the news so much, and yes, claims have been made that they are destroyed but are they? Children have been and probably are being trained to be “soldiers of God”. These children know no kindness, they only learn of death and destruction, becoming desensitized to human suffering, with one goal in mind, that of killing the infidels.
This was an extremely difficult book to read. I kept on thinking didn’t we vow to the mantra of “never again” after the Holocaust? Yet, here we are with a number of genocides in present time after repeating that never again phrase. Did we learn nothing at all?
Thank you to Patrick Desbois, Costel Nastasie, Shelley Temchin, Arcade Publishing, and Edelweiss for a copy of this harrowing traumatic look inside the workings of ISIS. It is a book that I will never forget.
4 thoughts on “The Terrorist Factory: ISIS, the Yazidi Genocide, and Exporting Terror by Patrick Desbois, Costel Nastasie (Contributor) , Shelley Temchin (Contributor) #arcadepublishing #genocide @absltmom”
Thoughtful review, Marialyce! I’m glad this was a meaningful book for you. It sounds profound.
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It was Jennifer and ever so frightening. Thank you!
Wow, Marialyce- this sounds very intense and interesting. Wonderful review! I’m going to look into this book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 💗
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It was very intense and opened my eyes to the real face of terror. Thanks, Lindsay!