mesopotamianchick:

Photos from Ankawa, Iraq. Assyrians celebrating Eeda Sliwa (Feast of the Cross)

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what’s really making me sad is that the young muslim community in London is only focusing on fixing their image to prevent any non-muslim from thinking all muslims are for ISIS by making t-shirts saying #NotinNyName and having protests for that, which is good because they’re protesting against ISIS but they haven’t raise any money to send to the refugees being affected by isis in iraq and kurdistan. like i understand what they’re doing is important but you’re shorthandedly supporting ISIS by not helping the refugees by food, medical supplies, and clothing donations in turn making their lives miserable and putting more and more strain on the KRG and iraqi government to provide for these refugees furthermore substantially cutting the paychecks of the peshmerga (not like they were making anything at all) or funding for the military which then makes them weak and susceptible to an ISIS takeover.

so please, if you’re going to protest against ISIS to save the image of islam fulfill zakat and donate to help the refugees or whatever you’re doing is absolutely worthless.

also why would i want people that probably don’t know kurds in real life and have only heard about them recently to advocate in place of myself and other kurds like why would i want you to have a voice while i get ignored again

Anonymous whispered: You want ppl to support kurds but when they do you tell them to stop advocating...

im telling them to get their facts and stories straight because i don’t want a bunch of misinformed people supporting us for the wrong reasons.

unrepentantwarriorpriest:

kchikurdi:

turkey shut down and attacked the attendees of 3 kurdish schools (in cizre, gever, and amed) that taught on in kurdish. the riot police came and severely injured the mothers and fathers who were trying to protect their children’s right to learn their own mother tongue. the government has now made it illegal in those regions to teach in kurdish even though a month or two ago the PM made it completely legal.

the entrance to the school in amed was barricaded by hoards of police and tape. yesterday the tape was taken down; today it is back up again.

the police severely injured dozens of kurds with batons and tear gas.

this is ferguson-esque situation has been happening to the kurds for over a century but will anyone bat an eye?

This is oppression, when the government wont let you learn your own language. When the government beats you AND your family because you wanted to go to school… Ferguson was not oppression.

oh my god shut the fuck up you sack of manure. how is police brutality being used with 500x more force than the military uses not oppression? how is a boy being shot and killed because of racial profiling not oppression jfc shut the fuck up

thejewsareinspace:

kchikurdi:

balkan, non-practicing non-muslim arab middle eastern, and jewish kids and their community’s problems are always always always skimmed over on this website.

and the rroma. please don’t forget them. lord knows everyone on this website does.

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turkey shut down and attacked the attendees of 3 kurdish schools (in cizre, gever, and amed) that taught on in kurdish. the riot police came and severely injured the mothers and fathers who were trying to protect their children’s right to learn their own mother tongue. the government has now made it illegal in those regions to teach in kurdish even though a month or two ago the PM made it completely legal.

the entrance to the school in amed was barricaded by hoards of police and tape. yesterday the tape was taken down; today it is back up again.

the police severely injured dozens of kurds with batons and tear gas.

this is ferguson-esque situation has been happening to the kurds for over a century but will anyone bat an eye?

aliofbabylon:

200 civilian women have already picked up guns to fight ISIS terrorists. 

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atticuschapin whispered: I am so sorry that there are so many completely arrogant and shitty Americans who don't know what they are talking about when they talk about Kurdistan and the Kurds. It's embarrassing. Like I said before, your people are amazing and they deserve better and more respect. Kurdistan is Kurdistan not "Iraqi" or "Turkish" Kurdistan.

thanks so much, dude. we rarely see respect so this is nice to hear.

americanjackal whispered: How can I contribute to the defeat of ISIS and the formation of a free and independent Kurdistan?

donate money, food, and clothes to the refugees and protest alongside us, not for us. research, get smart.

as a single citizen of the world you can’t do much but in numbers you can.

discipleofkreia whispered: Thank you for showing solidarity with my brothers and sisters of the East. It brings me joy to see non-Christians assist and express sympathy for the refugees. I just hope ISIS is put down quickly so all of the people affected by these monsters can return to a semblance of normalcy.

gotta take care of my neighbors

lefaitjugelhomme whispered: You asked where is the US as promised. I replied by reblogging you via the islamicstatewatch...I suggest you read it. More importantly ask yourself, where is the 'Kurdish' airforce and where is the Kurdish army and why haven't the millions of Kurds present in the region broken the siege and broken the back of ISIL by now?

this is a kind of rude question because it’s evident that we are trying all we can right now but supplies are being shared between all kurdish groups so resources are tight and we only have that many people who are willing to fight. we aren’t a f—king superpower.

discipleofkreia whispered: By the way, in what nation do you reside, if you don't mind me asking.

i live in america

discipleofkreia whispered: On the apparent absence of US support for anti-ISIS efforts, from what I've seen on reports on current affairs here in the US, the President wants to eliminate ISIS completely, but there's still people who don't recognize ISIS as a threat to our nation (which is stupid), causing the process for enlisting assistance to slow down. However, military leaders have proposed actually sending troops. I haven't gotten the full picture yet, but I'm hoping we get some more people over there soon.

you can’t eliminate something completely when you created it.

you can’t eliminate ISIS’s presence worldwide because there are a lot of recent converts in the world right now that don’t know the right way in the religion so they will join it if they hear a pro-isis sermon that actually moves them spiritually enough to the point where they think what they’re about to do is absolutely correct. the muslim community that condemns them needs to take care of the converts more effectively, show them the ropes of the religion, how peaceful it is, etc., and not shade them for being new to the religion and not born as one, because that usually happens without it being meant to.

i don’t want another war there. i don’t want a large american presence there because the american presence back in 2003 is what caused this extremist feverence to be born.

serxwebunanishtiman:

Türkler Kabaktepe’yi işgal ettikleri zaman, karşı tepede Kürt bağımsızlık bayrağı dalgalanıyordu. Burayı savunacak gücümüz olmadığı için, arada birkaç kişi gidip orada görünüyordu. Türkler bir türlü buraya yaklaşma cesareti gösteremediler. Bayrak sonuna kadar orada kaldı.

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