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  •  My Understanding is (2+ / 0-)
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    InAntalya, SouthernLiberalinMD

    Iraqi towns taken over by ISIS, non Sunni's (Shi'a residents, police, military, Turkmen, etc.) are killed or ran out of town.

    is this the case?

    "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

    by Superpole on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 01:19:43 PM PDT

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    •  In a nutshell, yes. (4+ / 0-)

      Many civilians flee, which could be consider to be run out of town, and many Sunni Arabs are also among them.

      Many of those who flee are escaping to nearby Kurdish controlled areas.

      The world is bad enough as it is, you have no right to make it any worse.
      Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

      by InAntalya on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 01:27:12 PM PDT

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    •  If they're smart they flee (2+ / 0-)
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      InAntalya, waterstreet2013

      Anyone not Sunni is at a serious risk in ISIS controlled areas.  There are many videos on Live Leak and YouTube of ISIS outright executing anyone who is not a Sunni or seen as an Assad supporter.  I saw one where ISIS thugs has a checkpoint setup in Syria and they stopped three truck drivers at random.  The drivers claimed they were Sunni but after asking them a bunch of questions about Sunni prayer practices that they answered wrong ISIS decided they were not Sunni and executed all three men on the spot.

      Another trademark of ISIS is stringing up people on crosses after they execute them.  Ya, they really do crucify victims.  Even large numbers of Sunnis flee when ISIS forces close in, as we are seeing in Iraq.

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