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: at the secondary school, young girls wait for friends before heading home.  a coeducational system, subjects taught in the assyrian language differentiate these schools from kurdish or arabic ones.  however, a lack of resources and rooms has made it difficult to offer the fundamental resources schools should have; libraries, laboratories etc.  the assyrian community has not been given the funds or access to buildings to expand their schools, unlike kurdish schools in the area that are growing and have access to government funds<br />