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The terrorist factory : ISIS, the Yazidi genocide, and exporting terror / Father Patrick Desbois and Costel Nastasie ; with a foreword by Lara Logan ; translated from the French by Shelley Temchin.

Desbois, Patrick, (author.). Nastasie, Costel, (author.). Temchin, Shelley, (translator.). Logan, Lara, (writer of foreword.).
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Mooresville PL - Mooresville 363.325 DES (Text) 37323005402014 NONFIC Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781628729467
  • ISBN: 1628729465
  • Physical Description: xiii, 197 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First English-language edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arcade Publishing, [2018]

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Taking up my pen -- The lion cubs of the caliphate -- The children back from the camps -- The mass graves -- The islamic judge's wife -- Not pretty enough -- The tailor from Raqqa -- Filming ISIS -- Leaving -- The brothels of Mosul -- The suicide bombers' garage -- Sinjar liberated.
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With testimony drawn from more than 200 interviews with Yazidi survivors--girls, women, boys, and men--recorded during 11 investigative trips to refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan. The massacre of the Yazidi people by ISIS was nothing less than genocide. In refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan, the authors brought a skilled team to interview more than a hundred ISIS survivors and document what they experienced and saw. These former slaves observed their torturers and know from the inside the secret facilities that ISIS has kept hidden from the world. What their testimony reveals is an organization whose ambition is power, regardless of their claim to be "soldiers of God." Their fighters are paid with sex, money, and the power of life and death over captives. Their promised paradise is here and now, not after death. Men who didn't swear allegiance were executed. Women became slaves for sex or reproduction, and their offspring may still serve the cause. In mobile training camps, the captured children were drugged, indoctrinated, and taught to shoot Kalashnikovs, plant explosives, and handle suicide vests. They are the intended products of the terrorist factory. In this taut, disturbing account, the authors document a utilitarian genocide that still holds an implicit threat to other counties, including those in the West.
Subject: IS (Organization)
Yezidis > Iraq > History > 21st century.
Genocide > Iraq > History > 21st century.

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