- La situazione sta peggiorando.
Gridate con noi che i diritti umani sono calpestati da persone che parlano in nome di Dio ma che non sanno nulla di Lui che è Amore, mentre loro agiscono spinti dal rancore e dall’odio.
Gridate: Oh! Signore, abbi misericordia dell’Uomo.
Mons. Shleimun Warduni
Baghdad, 19 luglio 2014
mercoledì, marzo 23, 2016
Hind Al Harby
Most of them are surrounded by concrete walls to stop armed attacks. These security measures intensified dramatically in the summer of 2014 when ISIS forces swept into Nineveh province in Iraq and captured the second largest city, Mosul. This city was home to a thriving Christian community for 2,000 years but thousands were forced to flee from the terrorists. Yet elsewhere in Iraq the traditions continue, and are often even celebrated with Muslims. In the week leading up to the Easter weekend, Muslims and Christians prepare desserts for the feast of "Alklejeh".
On the Sunday before, Palm Sunday, olive branches are distributed and farmers often plant them on their land, as a prayer for a good harvest. Women also dye eggs in shades of red and yellow as a sign of joy and love.
The eggs are dyed using traditional materials, for example onion skin and lentils. Also on Sunday, people eat a special kind of bread called "Tkharca Daochgan", made from bulgur and wheat flour and coloured yellow.
Hind is one of two asylum seekers writing for a bi-monthly column on Wort.lu/en. Before coming to Luxembourg, she was a TV journalist and programme producer in Baghdad, Iraq. She fled Iraq in 2013 after receiving death threats because of her work.