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Yazidis Settle in Nebraska, But Roots Run Deep in Iraq

posted on September 9, 2015

Mitch Smith of The New York Times reports, “Yazidis, a tiny religious minority in Iraq, have for nearly 20 years sought refuge in Nebraska’s capital.” The Yazidis of Lincoln, numbering about 1,000 people, often return their dead to Iraq to be buried, but attacks from ISIS have since made that almost impossible. Sheikh Hassan Hassan, a Yazidi clergyman, is now hoping to find a burial place for the group in Lincoln: “That means we want to stay here … We want to put our roots in Lincoln.”

Read at The New York Times