Lara Hannawi

“IRAQ + CHRISTIANS”

'They are savages,' say Christians forced to flee Mosul by Isis /
Iraq's largest Christian town abandoned as Isis advance continues /
40,000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as Isis jihadists threaten death /
Who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them? /
Religious leaders say Isis persecution of Iraqi Christians has become genocide /
'Isis has shattered the ancient ties that bound Iraq's minorities' /
Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Christian persecution in Iraq /
Isis destroys historic Christian and Muslim shrines in northern Iraq /
These may be the last Christians of the Middle East - unless we help /
Where in the world is the worst place to be a Christian?

These are the first ten headlines of articles that appeared when searching for ‘iraq + christians’on The Guardian newspaper homepage. The articles date from July 24 2014 to July 27th 2015. They are listed chronologically. Searched for and compiled on August 7th, 2015.

Photo of my parents, my grandmothers, and two Iraqi nuns in the early 1980s in Mosul, Iraq.

Photo of my parents, my grandmothers, and two Iraqi nuns in the early 1980s in Mosul, Iraq.

My father in a Christian service in Mosul, Iraq, early 1980s.

My father in a Christian service in Mosul, Iraq, early 1980s.


In Lara Hannawi’s work she re-purposes existing text. One recent zine of hers is "Who Will Police the Police", about the murder of Walter Scott, explained by 50 New York Times reader comments. She has sold all 300 copies and is now printing a second edition. Most copies have been sold at City Lights Booksellers in SF.