During the past few months I have spent working with religious minorities in Iraq, I have realized that these communities and Iraq’s anti-government protestors seek the same outcome: a democratic, safe and pluralistic country.
Anti-government protesters stand on barriers set by Iraqi security forces to close the Joumhouriya bridge leading to the Green Zone government areas during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 2, 2019. (AP)
Religious minorities are most vulnerable
In this March 15, 2019 file photo, Iraqi Yazidi women mourn during the exhumation process of a mass grave in Iraq's northwestern region of Sinjar. (AP)
What the Iraqi government should do
Security forces stand guard before Christmas Mass outside Mar Youssif Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 25, 2018. (AP)