Iraqi religious persecution hits home in Nebraska

August 13, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. — Iekhan Safar moved from Iraq to Lincoln for the same reason that hundreds of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority, came to Nebraska’s capital city: to live near family, far from the dangers they’ve long faced as a persecuted group. Lincoln has the largest concentration of Yazidis (yah-ZEE-dees) in the…

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