ASIA/IRAQ - Muslim family in Telkeif secretly hosts a Christian woman in the years of the jihadist regime

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 wars   jihadists   islam  


Telkeif (Agenzia Fides) –Government troops found the Christian Iraqi, Georgette Hanna, 60 years old in the house of a Muslim family in the town of Telkeif last week when they regained the town which was for almost three years under the control of the jihadi militias of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (Daesh). During the inspection of the village - refers an article in Al Araby al Jadeed and re-launched in Italy by Baghdadope website - Iraqi soldiers found a 60-year-old Christian in the home of a Muslim family. Giorgette did not manage to flee in June 2014, as other Christians did when Telkeif was about to fall into the hands of jhadists, and since then she had found refuge thanks to a family of Muslim neighbors, who looked after her, and hid her in their house. According to the article, the woman at the sight of government army soldiers covered her head with a veil, thinking they were the militiamen of Daesh. Then once she learned that the town was no longer in the hands of the jihadists, she went out on the street, putting an end to two and a half years of forced isolation. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 25/01/2017)