People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.
Aubree Abril is a KJZZ Digital Media Intern. She is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in journalism and political science.
Abril is government editor at downtowndevil.com, a student-run community news website covering downtown Phoenix.
In her spare time, Abril enjoys going to farmers' markets, reading and watching movies.