by: the Common Constitutionalist
So much for the Islamic creed of dealing with a conquered people. It used to be that the conquered had three choices – convert to Islam, pay a hefty tribute and live as a second-class citizen, or die.
Now it seems, at least for the Islamic State, the second option is off the table, which leaves two bad choices – convert or die. Not much of a choice, because conversion means not only Islam as your chosen faith, but radicalized Islam and Sharia law.
But that’s the fate of the Yazidis. When their villages were overrun by ISIS barbarians, those who couldn’t or didn’t escape have been forced to surrender to the Caliphate and presented with the choice of convert or die.
The Islamic State released a video showing hundreds of Yazidi men taking part in a forced “conversion” ceremony.
MailOnline reports that one of the ISIS fighters said: “What has been said is the opposite of reality”, meaning the Yazidis weren’t forced to convert and they haven’t been abused. He (the fighter) claims that, “Men, women and children had converted and I was with them and they are happy with their conversions. We advise the Yazidis to come down from the mountain and convert.”
Yes, I’m sure the Yazidi men are saying to one another, “Wow – this is great. Why didn’t we do this long ago? Wait… where did all our women go? Oh that’s right – they were all taken to serve as concubines for our new benevolent rulers. We’re cool with that.”