Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Death of Iraq's Religious Diversity

Short but illuminating piece from Middle East Online, about the emigration of the Sabeans/Mandeans of Iraq, an Aramaic-using sect with ties to both early Judaism and early Christianity.  In one episode of his pre-Gulf War series "Legacy" (which I've been showing to my classes for almost 20 years), Michael Wood featured a Mandean wedding.  Now the community seems to be nearing extinction, at least in Iraq, courtesy of Messrs. Saddam Hussein and Bush pere et fils.

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1 comment:

群學群學 said...

人生的「三部曲」應該是無愧的昨天,充實的今天,與充滿希望的明天。..................................................

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