Please remember to pass on the petition for the Mandaeans. We have gathered now 544 supporters. We need 1000, so we are a little over half way there.
Reports of sectarian strife in Iraq automatically connote the factions of Sunni and Shia. They don't usually mention people like Walaa Wini. Walaa practices an ancient faith that now faces both persecution and extinction within Iraq. Walaa is Mandaean....Walaa himself was threatened by masked gunmen who came to the store he operated with his brother. They later killed his brother, and in another incident, shot and wounded another brother. Walaa talks to Dick Gordon about being Mandaean in Iraq and the uncertainty he and his family now face since their recent arrival in the US.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The personal story of the Mandaean Wini family can be heard by clicking the icon in the upper right corner of the screen. It is a radio interview. From America Public Media: