After ISIS sent an ultimatum to Christians in Mosul this past weekend, telling them to convert, pay, or die, we decided to dig deeper into the story—as well as the stories of other minorities in Iraq. Here are some articles and reports we’ve referenced along the way.
Who are the minorities in Iraq?
Minorities in Iraq: The Other Victims
This report outlines the histories/struggles of minorities in Iraq, as well as the challenges faced by the government in protecting them.
Iraq: The minorities of Nineveh Plain
A brief, numbers-focused overview of the minority groups in northeastern Iraq.
How is ISIS affecting them?
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Iraq: ISIS Abducting, Killing, Expelling Minorities
A detailed account of ISIS’s violent acts against minorities, broken down by group.
U.N. Denounces Minority Persecution in Iraq
U.N. warns ISIS’s actions against minority might be “crimes against humanity.”
Islamic Extremists Pose New Risks for Religious Minorities in Iraq
Focuses on the challenges, past and present, faced but the Yazidi population.
What happened to Christians in Mosul this weekend?
Isis Tells Iraqi Christians: Convert, Pay ‘Jihad Tax’ or Face Death
Christians flee after ISIS ultimatum.
In Iraq, Christians fleeing Mosul take refuge with Kurds
ISIS’s demands draw response from the Vatican, Iraqi PM.
Anything else we should know?
Iraqi Christians…Persecuted By ISIS While Muslims Rally Alongside Protesting Christians In Baghdad
Iraqi Muslims show support for, solidarity with Iraqi Christians after ISIS ultimatum.