Oct 24 at 6:35 AM
Iraqi Kurds Turn To Zoroastrianism As Faith, Identity Entwine
Iraqi Kurd Faiza Fouad takes part in a ritual ceremony in an ancient and ruined temple as she joins the millennia-old Zoroastrian religion Photo: AFP / SAFIN HAMED
In a ceremony at an ancient, ruined temple in northern Iraq, Faiza Fuad joined a growing number of Kurds who are leaving Islam to embrace the faith of their ancestors -- Zoroastrianism.
Years of violence by the Islamic State jihadist group have left many disillusioned with Islam, while a much longer history of state oppression has pushed some in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region to see the millennia-old religion as a way of reasserting their identity.
Yazdi | 24 October, 2019 at 4:03 pm | Tags: featured | Categories: Latest, Miscellaneous, News | URL: https://wp.me/p6TVE-6th
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