The following footage from the BBC shows the Yezidis of Sinjar being driven into the barren hills of northern Iraq by the forces of the Islamic State. The refugees left their homes hurriedly, carrying no supplies, and are now stranded in a region that looks a lot like a Martian landscape — only much hotter.
Notice that the Beeb refers to these horrendous events as a “tragedy”, as if they were caused by a tornado or an earthquake or some other natural disaster. But the situation actually constitutes an atrocity, a word that the ever-fastidious BBC is unlikely to use when discussing the “militants” of ISIS:
Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.