Today, from the Jerusalem Post:
Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, burying some alive and taking hundreds of women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said on Sunday. Human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani accused the Sunni Muslim insurgents – who have ordered the community they regard as “devil worshippers” to convert to Islam or die – of celebrating a “a vicious atrocity” with cheers and weapons waved in the air.
“Thousands of people, among them many Christians, banished brutally from their houses, children dying of hunger and thirst as they flee, women kidnapped, people massacred, violence of all kinds,” he said.
“All of this deeply offends God and deeply offends humanity.”