Iraqi violinist returns to play Mosul after ISIS
Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from Mosul who lived under ISIS's rule for two and a half years where they destroyedmore
Amid the bombed-out ruins of an ancient site revered by both Muslims and Christians in Mosul, Iraqi violinist more
As Mukdad played scores he had composed in secret while living under the militants' austere rule, explosions amore
"This is a place for all, not just one sect. Daesh represents no religion but is an ideology that suppresses fmore
Mukdad, 28, fled Mosul after Islamic State fighters stormed his house and confiscated his instruments, deemingmore
Mukdad said he chose the Tomb of Jonas, or Mosque of the Prophet Younis, as the site is known by Muslims, to smore
Mukdad advertised the concert venue and time on social media, a bold move in eastern Mosul at a time the militmore
Under Islamic State rule, entertainment was banned. But in defiance of the militants, Mukdad continued to playmore
One night the militants raided Mukdad's house, taking his instruments and vowing to punish him. He escaped to more
In a sign of how nervous Mosul residents remain six months into the military operation to flush out Islamic Stmore
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