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On August 3rd 2014, ISIS insurgents attacked the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar in an attempt to expand their so-called ‘caliphate.’

For centuries Sinjar has been a hub of ethnic and religious diversity, but has predominantly been inhabited by Yazidis, an ancient monotheist community whose gnostic faith has elements of Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam.

During the weeks following the fall of the city, the Sunni militants who see the Yazidi people as...
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