May 18, 2022
“Coexistence in Halabja has a long history. The beauty of this city comes from the reality that nothing comes between their love and devotion for each other. I am a Kakaiy girl; this hasn’t stopped me from having Muslim friends. When I see a person speaking Kurdish, I don’t care much about other things. What truly makes me happy is that my friends also have the same understanding of peaceful-coexistence. We both respect each others’ culture and holiness. I have been a teacher for some years now, and there is mutual respect between me, my colleagues, and my students. Moreover, I have been working as a photographer in this city for many years now. I think I have attended events and birthdays of Muslims more than of the Kakaiys! I even participate in most of their religious rituals and take their photos. They also come with me to Hawar village, where our shrine is, and it is the true residing place of the Kakaiys”.