The connect with Kurds

The recent and long-term affinity for Zoroastrianism expressed by Kurds was explored at two sessions at the 12th World Zoroastrian Congress
Parinaz M. Gandhi

"In Kurdistan, it is fine” for people to leave Islam and profess Zoroastrianism, stated Faiza Foad from Kirkuk, Iraq. Under Law (number 5), the rights of minorities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq have been protected since 2015, stated the Kurdish Zoroastrian activist. She was responding to a query from moderator Matthew Barber, a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago, familiar with Islamic thought and modern Middle Eastern history. The two were participating in an interactive session on "One Zarathushtra, Many Zoroastrians: Iraqi Kurds Reclaim their Heritage” on the third day of 12th World Zoroastrian Congress (WZC) in New......

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