Those people are not people, they’re monsters. They’re not even monsters; monsters are better. I don’t think we can ever go home. It’s finished.
Yazidi, one of Iraq’s oldest minorities. They were forced to flee to Mount Sinjar in the Iraqi north-west region, or face slaughter by an encircling group of Islamic State (Isis) jihadists.
The Yazidis had been denounced as infidels by Al-Qaida in Iraq, a predecessor of Isis, which sanctioned their indiscriminate killing.
The rise of Islamic fundamentalism more broadly has pushed thousands of Yazidis to seek asylum in Europe.