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“The Great Satan” Rescues “Devil Worshippers”

The United States’ militia has assisted Yazidi refugees—a sect long reviled for misperceived “devil worship” by Muslims and Christians—to escape from Mount Sinjar where they fled persecution by the extremist Islamic State militants. Some still remain near their shrine at the summit.

Magus Anton Szandor LaVey paid the Yazidis tribute with a meditative ritual based on their sacred texts published in his THE SATANIC RITUALS (1972) celebrating their peacock angel, Melek Taus.

Religious persecution of those deemed to be devotees of The Devil by theists is quite active in the 21st century—some things never seem to change.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore