ČERNÝ, Karel. Jezídové – komunita na útěku

1st ed. Prague: Metropolitan University Prague Press and NLN, 2016. ISBN 978-80-87956-57-1

Yazidis refugees consider migrating to Europe for many reasons. Therefore, their motivation isn't one-dimensional. It doesn't involve solving just a single factor to convince them to stay on Kurdistan Regional Government territory or agree to return to inner Iraq. Research conducted in March 2016 on Kurdistan Regional Government territory unveiled a range of more or less hidden refugee causes. If the main reason for the Yazidis to leave Iraq's Nineveh province in Kurdistan Regional Government territory was the Islamic State attack on August 3, 2014, the motivation for further migration of Yazidis to Europe from Kurdistan Regional Government territory is different. The causes of refugee issues are therefore different from the causes of their continuation and deepening. The defeat of the Islamic State, which made a significant contribution to the refugees, may therefore not lead to solving the refugee problem. We assume that just like other people refugees don't decide according to what kind of world they objectively live in, but they subjectively understand and interpret this world. Sometimes there is consistency between objective and subjective reality and sometimes they may significantly diverge. While the aim of the field research conducted with the help of more than three dozen in-depth interviews with Iraqi Yazidis, was to map out the subjective perceptions of reality and their associated meanings which they attach to their actions.