Letter from Sinjar – The American Scholar magazine

My letter from Sinjar ‘Convert or Die’ is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of the American Scholar magazine with photographs by Cengiz Yar.

The bodies had been covered with dirt. Tracks from the killers’ trucks were still visible, but by now rain and animals had exposed some of the bones.  ISIS fighters were not far away. I was examining the ground when I heard the suck and thud of another coalition airstrike. Above me, Sinjar Mountain was wrapped in a blue mist, and on the plain below there was a great cloud in the cold December sky.  Read more here.