Pogroms Against the Kurds

Yazidism, alternatively Sharfadin or (Kurdish) Şerfedîn is the religion of the Yazidi people (Wikipedia). “There is a disagreement among scholars and in Yazidi circles on whether the Yazidi people are a distinct ethnoreligious group or a religious sub-group of the Kurds.” “..the 2014 Yazidi genocide that was carried out by the Islamic State saw over 5,000 Yazidis killed and thousands of Yazidi women and girls forced into sexual slavery, as well as the flight of more than 500,000 Yazidi refugees.” (Wikipedia)

In the Yazidi myth of creation, Tawûsê Melek refused to bow before Adam, the first human, when God ordered the Seven Angels to do so. According to Yazidism the command was actually a test. The idea was to determine which of these angels was most loyal to God by not prostrating themselves to someone other than their creator (Wikipedia). The Creator leaves and Adam is left running the world.

The story is not dissimilar to the Rabbinical Adam being given dominion over the earth and all things on it. However Adam and Eve are kicked out of the garden for lying to God.

It is precisely opposite the Muslim version where Iblis (the Satan of Islam) refuses to bow down and is cast from heaven for not worshiping Adam. According to hadiths Adam is a 60 ft tall giant.

So all told there are 7 giants with “Adam” at their head. The Adam of Yazidism would effectively be “god” having been given dominion over the earth. Wonder if he (Adam) would name his son “Adam” to pass the buck. The real God, or creator, would be more of the watchmaker model.

For more reading see Yazidi Britannica.com

Notice the parallels between Adam, Cain and Abel story to Abraham, Ismael and Isaac.

John 8:44 You are from your father, the devil, and you prefer to do what your father wants. He was a murderer from the start; he was never grounded in the truth; there is no truth in him at all. When he lies he is speaking true to his nature, because he is a liar, and the father of lies…56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to think that he would see my Day; he saw it and was glad.

What do Khomeini, Hussein, al-Asssad, Erdogan, Khameni and the Islamic State have in common? They are trying to destroy the Kurds and Yazidis. Someone and his “angels” don’t like their beliefs anymore than they like the religion of the Jews.