Episode 8 (April 2019) – Iraqi Christians in Jordan

For the eighth episode of the Collateral Repair Podcast, we talk about Christian refugees in Iraq who had to flee their homes due to religious extremism. We sit down with Nasir, who was given three options when the Islamic State invaded his home of Qaraqosh; pay a tax, convert or be killed. He also talks about fleeing to Kurdistan, and being cornered in a larger political argument, as he was asked to support the Kurdish referendum for independence, something that would jeopardize his safety as an Iraqi, or once again face threats against his and his family’s wellbeing. We also discuss Nasir’s background as a photographer, and his job taking photos of his hometown after ISIS left.