News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan
TO OUR PEOPLES AND THE PUBLIC OPINION
On the 14th of August 2007, our Yazidi people in the Shiba and ShexKhidir villages of Shingal suffered a bloodthirsty massacre in which450 of Yazidi Kurds lost their lives. We vehemently condemn theperpetrators of this massacre and remember with respect the victims ofthe massacre.
KCK declared as martyrs those who had lost their lives in the 14August Shingal massacre and decided to embalm their memory byenhancing the freedom struggle.
The Yezidi Kurds have suffered numberless massacre and genocidesthroughout history. The massacres have been carried out with the aimof eliminating a community, a culture, and a belief. But the Yazidi Kurds have never bowed to all these massacre decrees and have always resisted in the Shingal mountain to defend their honor. The KurdishPeople’s Leader, Leader APO as well as our Freedom Movement havealways revered the existence and freedom of Yazidi community whosehistory is full of great resistances against genocides, expatriations,and suppressions; We have struggled hard to ensure the longevity andfreedom of this great resistance culture and belief, at any cost.
Once again, , in another August, the Shingal Mountains arerepresenting a great honor and resistance. The Kurds will never forgetthe massacre perpetrated by ISIS. History has shown again and againthat without self-organization and self-defense no nation and nocommunity could guarantee their existence. Leader APO has reiteratedthis fact time and again. History has showed it to us, though withgreat sufferings. From now on, the Yazidi Kurds will not onlyorganized themselves but also establish their own self-defense force.Kurdistan Defense Forces, that is, HPG, YJA-Star, YPG, YPJ, and YRK,will continue their heroic resistance devotedly to defend theexistence of the Yazidi people and materialize their freedom. Nobandit group and no predatory-genocider force can avert it. The Kurdsin the four parts of Kurdistan and in diaspora should give a helpinghand to the resistance of Yazidi community and support them bymobilizing all their assets. Like any other community, the YazidiKurds should know that their entity and freedom depends on the extentto which they organize themselves, resist, and achieve self-awareness.Therefore, all the Yazidi Kurds should either take part in theresistance front or, if not possible, give their hearts and theiravailable resources. The resistance of the Kurdish Freedom Movementand that of our Yazidi people are the resistance of all beliefs,cultures, and the oppressed.
Once again we condemn the Shingal massacre, bow respectfully beforethe memory of our martyrs, salute our people’s resistance andreiterate our oath of enhancing our struggle for defending the freeand honorable existence of Shingal.
13 August 2014
Co-presidency of KCK Executive Council