Talk:Minorities in Iraq

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Seth J. Frantzman (talk) 13:16, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

There has been a suggestion to merge this with Iraqi minorities. I fully agree, because this article is part of the Iraqi project, but then the name of this article should be changed to Iraqi Minorities and the information from that article included here. The heading of this article: 'minority politics in Iraq' is a smaller category than the overall discussion of Iraqi Minorities. Does that make sense?

Agreed. Chaldean (talk) 15:30, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Bot report : Found duplicate references ![edit]

In the last revision I edited, I found duplicate named references, i.e. references sharing the same name, but not having the same content. Please check them, as I am not able to fix them automatically :)

  • "bbc" :
    • [, Iraq chaos threatens ancient faith]
    • [ BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Christians besieged in Iraq<!-- Bot generated title -->]

DumZiBoT (talk) 21:11, 11 August 2008 (UTC)


I cancelled revision 368739320 by DolmaiPhone (talk) because a whole part of the Yezidi section had been removed while being moved up in the article. This was a controversial part of the section, awaiting to be sourced, but the whole article needs to be properly sourced, and this particular part, th Kurdishness of Yezidis, has been a matter of dispute since decades now. --Pylambert (talk) 08:39, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Yezidi/Yazidi/Minorities in Iraq/Minority politics in Iraq[edit]

I am very sorry if I've done this wrong, but, looking at the Talk guidelines, I can't find any other way than this to put new info in a "new" box at the bottom of the page. I don't post that frequently, so I just do the best I can when I learn formats have changed.

My specific issues are 2-fold: 1) The whole issue of the Yazidis' treatment by the Iraqi government is really heating up right now (I'm writing in late August, 2014). While this article and the one just called "Yazidis"offers excellent background info, in late 2014 we're witnessing a situation that is growing more grave by the minute. I can't actually find an article that discusses the escalation as a separate issue or an article just discussing current events. I realize Wikipedia is not CNN and am not suggesting updates every 10 seconds, but if perhaps "2014:Treatment of Yazidis by ISIS/ISIL" could be its own large section or its own article that perhaps dealt with the atrocities month by month or even quarter by quarter, would something like this be workable? The dates I see on the talk page are 2008 and 2011, an---seriously?

2) In any section related to minorities and their treatment in Iraq, I notice no mention made of the Baha'i Faith. Granted, the situation is much more grave in Iran, but the Baha'is do represent a significant portion of the non-Sunni Muslim population of Iraq. This news site gives and excellent and I feel unbiased look at this situation and may explain why the number of Baha'is in Iraq don't bear mentioning in the opinion of your editors on this subject (basically, it's unsafe for them to try to document their numbers empirically): Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page).