The Crimes of ISIS: The Persecution of Christians and Religious Minorities by ISIS, 1st Edition

  • Bridey Heing
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766092828
  • ISBN-13: 9780766092822
  • DDC: 305.60956
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The world leapt to action in 2014 when it learned that 50,000 members of a Christian minority group were trapped and starving on the side of a mountain, having been driven from their homes by ISIS soldiers. These Christians are not the only minorities caught in the destructive path of ISIS; Jews and Zoroastrians have also been persecuted, as have more permissive sects of Muslim believers. While many have fled, others have been offered a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax, or die. This book explores how the rise of ISIS has influenced religious minorities caught in the so-called caliphate and what their lives are like under this oppressive regime.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Targeting the Vulnerable.
1: Persecution: A Tool of War.
2: Yazidis.
3: Christians & Jews.
4: Muslim Minorities.
5: Looking Ahead.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.