Heather Raffo (photo by Scott Suchman)
Mosul on Their Minds

A new play about Iraqi Christian immigrants deals with the conflict between remembering and forgetting.  

Published on: March 6, 2018
Yousif Kalian is researcher who focuses on Iraq, Syria, Kurdish issues, and religious minorities. He currently works for In Defense of Christians and has been published in The American Interest, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, and elsewhere.
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  • D4x

    Kalian lost me at “[…] Mosul’s ancient Christian community has gone extinct […]” ???
    December 24, 2017: The patriarch of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church, Louis Raphael Sako, requested that followers pray for “peace and stability in Mosul, Iraq and the world”.
    St. Stephen’s may be the only functioning church in Mosul, Iraq, but Mosul’s ancient Christian community is NOT extinct.
    Shame that DC theatre-goers might think so after seeing “Noura”. It might impact everything the USA is doing to help residents of Mosul move back to their homes instead of being forced into the bizarre culture of permanent refugees so beloved by the allegedly “liberal do-gooder world order.” Hint: it is not 1925 anymore.

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