Faced with the barbaric actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on their doorstep, a growing number of Kurds, particularly among the youth, are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the various interpretations of Islam on offer in the region.
There is an age-old Zoroastrian mantra: “Good words, good thoughts and good actions.”
It still holds for the small but growing number of Zoroastrians living in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region.
While some look to secular, Western cultural ideals, others are looking to the past and exploring ancient Kurdish beliefs. Up until the seventh century Islamic conquests, Kurds across the region were followers of various pre-Abrahamic faiths, such as Zoroastrianism and Yazidism.… Seguir leyendo »