Anti-ji­hadist sol­i­dar­ity

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ROSA DOHERTY

A JEWISH group has joined de­mon­stra­tions high­light­ing the Is­lamic State threat fac­ing mi­nori­ties in Iraq.

Mem­bers of Harif, the as­so­ci­a­tion for Jews from the Mid­dle East and North Africa, were part of a 500-strong protest or­gan­ised by Sol­i­dar­ity Against Isis (the pre­vi­ous name of Is­lamic State) last week­end. They were also among the 1,000 peo­ple who marched from Broad­cast­ing House to Trafal­gar Square.

Harif co-founder Lyn Julius said: “It is im­por­tant to stand with the mi­nor­ity groups who are per­se­cuted in the Mid­dle East. We think the Kurds of­fer the best prospect of de­feat­ing Isis.

Harif cre­ative direc­tor Michelle Huberman said: “The Kurds, the Yazidis and other mi­nori­ties in the Mid­dle East need our sup­port. They are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the same bru­tal­ity that the Iraqi and Kur­dish Jews ex­pe­ri­enced when they lived there when Iraq was ruled by an Arab Sunni Mus­lim regime.”

Demon­stra­tors called for ac­tion to pro­tect Yazidis and Assyr­ian Christians flee­ing Is­lamic State ter­ror in Iraq and to strengthen the Kur­dish re­sis­tance.

Mem­bers of Harif at the protest in cen­tral Lon­don last week­end

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