"ISIS want to impregnate Yazidi women and smash our blond bloodline"
Fears grow for the 300 women kidnapped from Sinjar
By Simon Tomlinson and Tom Mctague, Mail Online Deputy Political Editor10:57 14 Aug 2014, updated 21:34 14 Aug 2014
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Fears are growing for the 300 Yazidi women reportedly kidnapped by Islamic State fighters last week amid claims they would be used to bear children to break up the ancient sect's bloodline.
The minority group is originally Aryan and has retained a fairer complexion, blonde hair and blue eyes by only marrying within the community.
But in a furious bid to convert all non-Muslims, ISIS jihadists have vowed to impregnate the hostages.
Some 45,000 Yazidi refugees have finally been able to escape from Mount Sinjar after U.S. air strikes and a fightback by Kurdish forces appeared to have broken the ten-day siege by Islamic militants.
However, as the women remain trapped, Kurdish militia are calling on Western forces to give them arms rather than plotting rescue missions.
Addressing the kidnapping, Adnan Kochar, chairman of the Kurdish Cultural Centre in London, told MailOnline: 'The Kurds and Yazidis are originally Aryans. But because the Yazidis are such a closed community they have retained a fairer complexion, blonder hair and bluer eyes. They don't marry non-Yazidis.
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In hiding: Members of the Yazidi community take shelter on Mount Sinjar after fleeing Islamic State militants who stormed their town ten days agoCrisis downgraded: A mission to evacuate the Iraqi civilians trapped on the mountain was shelved after it was found that only a few thousand Yazidis remained thereDefiant: Some Yazidis have indicated to American forces tasked with rescuing them that they see the mountain as a safe haven and were reluctant to leaveHostile terrain: Yazidis settle in abandoned houses as they take shelter on the top of Mount Sinjar after fleeing the jihadists
'ISIS have taken around 300 women from Sinjar to give to jihadists to marry and make pregnant to have a Muslim child. If they can't kill all Yazidis, they will try to smash the blond bloodline.'
According to reports, a small band of Iraqis stranded on the barren mountain top are apparently either too scared or too proud to come down.
U.S. officials claim some Yazidis have indicated to American forces tasked with rescuing them that they see the mountain as a safe haven and were reluctant to leave.
The Yazidis adhere to a 4,000-year-old faith passed down and adapted through the generations by word of mouth and composed of elements of several religions.
But they are unjustly regarded as 'devil worshippers' on account of their unusual beliefs, which derive from the ancient faith called Zoroastrianism, the religion of Persia long before Islam arrived.
Successive waves of persecution - they claim to have survived 72 genocides - by the Ottoman Turkish rulers of what is now Iraq, by Saddam Hussein and now by Islamic militants, have reduced the number of Yazidi from millions to an estimated 700,000.