Historically, while there were many different Jewish pilgrimages across Iraq during Shavuot—one of three such holidays—the largest was always to Nabi Nahum during Eid al-Ziyara, or the “festival of the pilgrimage.” The community was known to have a famous saying, “Those who have not made the pilgrimage to Nahum’s tomb have not yet known real pleasure!”
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ISIS’ infamous brutality is a culmination of an otherwise long and violent record of militant attacks against this persecuted minority over the last several years. Out of the dozens of attacks, it is noteworthy that as far back (at least) as 2004, Yezidis have been targeted by extremists.
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