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Iraqi Yazidis Break Religious Tradition for American Volunteer

It has long been a tradition of the ethnically Kurdish Yazidi community to bury their loved ones in their holiest shrine of Sharfadin in the Iraqi Kurdish region in Dohuk. Allowing people from other religions to their holiest site was unheard of until this Thursday, when hundreds of Yazidis headed to the shrine to bury an American volunteer. Leland Stanford Scott, 67, was a retired sergeant from Seal Beach, California. Better known to the Yazidi community as Mr. Lee, Scott taught the...

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