Nahi Mahdi covered his face as he wept over Iraqi Christians being driven out of the country. And that was before the ISIS started its most aggressive tactics.
"They are our own flesh and blood," Nahi Mahdi said on Asia TV in late July, covering his face as he wept. "Some of them have left for Sweden or Germany .... Who does [ISIS] think it is to drive out our fellow countrymen?!"
Another panelist on Asia TV went on to say: "The Christians have done nothing wrong. They haven't hurt a soul. On the contrary, they are peaceful people, who love all sects. They are honorable people, with high moral values."