Posted by David Chibo from ? (220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 08, 2002 at 2:34AM :
In Reply to: One question. posted by Jeff from bgp01107368bgs.wbrmfd01.mi.comcast.net (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 2:01PM :
: Who is that man?? I mean, is he some sort of government official... or just a nonconformist?
That's a prince of the Yezidies.
He and many Yezidies here acknowledge their ancient ancestry with the ancient Assyrians but are scared to voice their opinion in public due to a fear of persecution by the Kurds who claim the Yezidies as their own.
It's amazing how our people in our homelnd are more open-minded than our people in the west. On the first day I arrived I met with 2 local Yezidies who had come to the ADM HQ wishing the leaders a happy easter.
-- David Chibo
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