Yazidi: minoranza etnico-culturale tra miti e interessi geopolitici (Parte I)

Aggiornamento: 27 ago 2021

di F. Adele Casale


The Yazidis have been one of the most damaged minority by recent ISIS’s abuse, war crimes and crimes against humanity, but why the Yazidis? This could seem a simple question, but it is not, because the several answers are in Middle eastern complex multicultural context. The following analysis tries to investigate some of the root causes at the base of ISIS’s atrocities examining the main cultural features of an isolated population through some Iraqi geographic and historical frameworks. The goal is not to justify ISIS’s crimes, rather to highlight the elements of this complex context, in order to place the several arguments, and to understand what is behind.