The Mathematics of Genocide
We are the Êzîdî
We have lived in Mesopotamia for 6000 years
Our eyes burn with the fire of Zoroaster
We suffered 72 attempted genocides under the Ottomans
These attacks failed to extinguish our flame
It always came back again; always the same
Until now; since August 2014. Now we are
Scattered from Sinjar.
5000 men murdered
5000 women stolen into slavery
And still the west does not come.
The Islamist Turks are on a killing spree
Here in 2018.
Enslaved, murdered, reduced
We still cling to the Peacock Angel
Melek Taus who was forgiven by God.
In Mesopotamia we used to be everywhere
20 million of us now reduced to half a million
Even Êzîdî children were murdered by Daesh
For not being Muslim
For not being people of the book,
God forgive these Salafists
Our men were murdered,
Our women and children taken into slavery.
Murderers and rapists
I cannot forgive and I will not forget.
Victory to the YPG
Victory to all the western volunteers
Who fight Daesh and the Turks with us