Christian-Owned Lands in Iraq Being Seized by Kurds, USCIRF Report Warns

  • 08/06/2017
  • Samuel Smith  (6.07.2017)

Iraqi Christians living in Kurdistan have complained that their properties and lands are being seized and built on by ethnic Kurds and some have even accused Kurdish government officials of trying to “Kurdify” Christian areas, a new report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom details.

The congressionally-mandated office recently released a report titled Wilting in the Kurdish Sun: The Hopes and Fears of Religious Minorities in Northern Iraq, which states that many religious groups living in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) feel they remain “second-class citizens” even though they fled from persecution at the hands of the Islamic State.

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