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Omar Mohammed (@MosulEye) about the rise and fall of Islamic State

wo 4 september 2024


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Islamic State (IS) established a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria in the summer of 2014. This was accompanied by violence, terror and genocide.

How are survivors doing now? Are there any lessons to be learned? IS seems to be regaining strength again, how and why?

Historian, blogger and journalist Omar Mohammed, founder of the Mosul Eye project, will talk about this in Debatpodium Arminius with journalist and writer Brenda Stoter Boscolo.

Dr. Omar Mohammed is a historian from Mosul, known as the anonymous blogger ‘Mosul Eye’. Through Mosul Eye he informed the world about life under the Islamic State in his city. He received his Ph.D. in Middle East and Ottoman History from EHESS in Paris, France, and holds an MA in Middle East History from the University of Mosul. He was named 2013 Researcher of the Year by Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He was listed among The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life in 2020 by The Algemeiner. His doctoral research explores history and historians in 19th and 20th-century Mosul. He now lives in exile in Europe.

Brenda Stoter Boscolo is a journalist and author of the book The Forgotten People, about the latest genocide of the Yezidis by IS.
(Foto: Jan de Groen)

Adam Esmael is originally from Syria. He works as an English teacher in Amsterdam and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Language and Culture Education.

Dalal Ghanim is a pharmacy professional and Yezidi human rights activist. After migrating to the Netherlands in late 2013, she completed her pharmacy degrees at Utrecht University. Since 2014, Dalal has been advocating for the rights of Yezidi genocide survivors, participating in events and speaking in the media to raise awareness about the Yezidi genocide.