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Young Kurd Artist Contributes in His Way to Struggle for Kobani

Sherzad Ebrahim is on a mission. The 27-year-old artist comes from the mostly Kurdish city of Afrin, in northwestern Syria. When he heard about the battle between Kurdish and Islamist fighters for Kobani, 200 kilometers to the east, he went to fight. Ebrahim says he soon discovered that he is not a fighter.  So he decided to contribute the best way he could: He crossed the border to Turkey and began to paint. “The fighter takes up arms to protect people. The writers, they...

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