Christians Iraq

Christians say defeating ISIS won’t make Iraq safe for them

IRBIL, Iraq — As operations to retake the militant-held city of Mosul ramp up, Iraqi Christians displaced from the area by the Islamic State group say that even if the militants are defeated militarily, the country will not be safe for minorities.

Qaraqosh, the biggest Christian town on the Nineveh plains in Iraq’s north, fell to IS more than two years ago and remains under militant control. Most of its displaced inhabitants are living in camps in Iraq’s Kurdish region. Hundreds of others fled to neighboring countries, Europe, the United States and further afield.

  • They have been displaced by Muslims.

    What can they go back to?

    The West has watched the genocide and diaspora of one of the Middle East’s original inhabitants.