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Kaka'i: Our fight to survive

The Kaka'i people of Iraqi Kurdistan are battling to keep their faith in the face of ISIS.

Farhad al-Kake tells the story of his people, the Kaka'i of Iraqi Kurdistan, whose faith has put them under threat from Islamic fundamentalists. Persecution has made them secretive about their beliefs and practices, but for the first time they tell of the danger they face – how places of worship have been destroyed and believers kidnapped, attacked and murdered by Isis, who hold the Kaka'i’s egalitarian, peaceful religion to be a ‘false cult’. Despite the danger, we hear how the Kaka'i are holding on to their faith on the frontline.

(Photo: Kaka'i women on rugs. Credit: Farhad al-Kake)

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