A group of 20 prominent Yezidis have demanded proof from Canadian Jewish businessman Steve Maman of his claims that he has bought the freedom of 128 Yezidi women and children from the Islamist terror group ISIS. Amongst the signatories are the Yezidis’ religious leader, the Baba Sheikh, and Vian Dakhil, a Yezidi member of the Iraqi Parliament.
Maman has recently been branded the “Jewish Schindler” after his
organization, The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children in Iraq
(CYCI) claimed on its website to have “singlehandedly helped save over
120 Yezidi and Christian women and children from ISIS-controlled
territories in Iraq.”
The businessman says he works with local volunteers to locate the women,
then pay their “owners” in territory controlled by ISIS in parts of
Iraq and Syria, and get them out. Around 3,000 women and children are
believed to still be with ISIS.
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