Bernard-Henri Lévy – Rudaw : For a stable Middle East, we need an independent Kurdistan (2017)
April 17, 2017 – Rudaw sat down with French philosopher, author and activist Bernard-Henri Levy for an interview about why he thought the Kurds deserved world recognition for fighting ISIS and terrorism.
Levy, whose film documents the Kurdish role in the Mosul liberation operation that was launched in October 2016, said: “You Kurds are on the frontline and hold the line, you fight with great courage and bravery and among all those who fight ISIS, you know better why you fight.
“If there is a people who have the correct reply to the question of why we fight ISIS it is the Kurds. You know that you fight for democracy, you fight for human values, you fight for equality between men and women, you fight for tolerance and for welcoming and sheltering other communities.”
“You know why you fight and this one of the things that strikes me about the Kurdish people.”
Levy said that like the Jewish people the Kurds have suffered for centuries and that sometimes it takes that long for a people to fulfil their dreams and have their own state, but for the Kurds it would hopefully not take that long and that day will come sooner.
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