This is coolbert:
Yet one more Iraqi ethnic group threatened by the onslaught of ISIL.
The Shabak people. Until only today, had never heard of them. You the devoted reader to the blog also?
"IS threatens Iraq's minority Shabak community"
"The Shabak people are an ethnoreligious group who live mainly in the villages of . . . Nineveh Province in northern Iraq. They speak Shabaki, a Northwestern Iranian language . . . About 70 percent of Shabaks are Shi'a and the rest are Sunni"
"Shabak religious beliefs contain elements from Islam and Christianity. There is a close affinity between the Shabak and the Yazidis; for example, Shabaks perform pilgrimage to Yazidi shrines.
Shabaks combine elements of Sufism with their own interpretation of divine reality, which according to them, is more advanced than the literal interpretation of Qur'an known as Sharia".
Shabak predominantly Shia AND have an affinity for and collegiality with the Yazidi people! Thus doubly damned by ISIL.