Asim Rafiqui
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Between the Cross and the Kalashnikov: Iraq's Assyrian Christians

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dohuk, northern iraq, january 2005: farooq shammon shandu's son Raymond was beheaded by islamic insurgents in the city of mosul.  here he reacts while trying to retell the story of his sons abduction and beheading.  raymond was his eldest son and his loss has effectively destroyed the family and their aspirations for a normal life.  the family fled mosul after it was threatened and a demand for a ranson was made.  they are now in hiding in dohuk<br />