I am reading a book on the mysterious Yezidi people of Northern Iraq. They are one of many people who chafe under the term Arab. Bridgitte Gabriel tells you early in her book she considers herself a Phoenician. Assyrians will also tell you they are not Arabs. Copts of Egypt, most Jews, Berbers are among the many people that chafe under the term Arab. Arabs are invaders on much of the land they occupy presently and are not indigenous. The notion of Arabs or Muslims o top of the Marcuse victim pyramid is anti-history. However, as the far left constantly rewrites history they fail to understand anything that falls outside of their naritive.
The Yezidi are a Kurdish people who practice a religion that many believe is the authentic aboriginal Kurdish religion. The Yezidi are one of many highly persecuted people. Many people see their religion as a form of devil worship. Their core belief is that they are descended from a union of the seed of Adam and the Peacock angel.
They also believe i the flood of Noah and point to a spring in their region where they believe the waters came from.
The Yezidi live like the Falasha in seperate villages. The villages are near the mountains where they can flee for safety. This is similar to the Falasha who lived in seperate villages from their Christian and Muslim neighbors. Gypsies had essentially traveling communities that were apart. The notion of persecuted people seperating themselves from a larger community seems to have served these communities well as a survival mechanism.
For those of you who think Saddam was not a Commie. Saddam took many of the Yezidi
off their ancesteral lands where they suffered. Saddam also destroyed the way of life of Marsh Arabs. Ethnic deportation and class genocide are common commie practices.
Who and what the Yezidi are is unknown. There is one group that appears to have migrated back from Lebenon with a Sufi mystic still revered today Sheik Abdi bin Musafir who was from the Bekaa Valley. They are not mentioned in the Talmud, but that does not infer they weren't there.
They seemed to have thrived in the Kudish autonomous region. However, the communities in Turkey emigrated to Germany. There are also Yezidi communities in Armenia. Acccording to legend the Yezidi helped some Armenians survive the genocide. I have not been able to find confirmation of this legend in book form.