Groups help resettle scholars amid increasing violence

Donny George endured three wars, international sanctions and looting that robbed Iraq of many of its ancient treasures. The university professor, who was director of the National Museum and chairman of Iraq’s Board of Antiquities and Heritage, stayed put until a year ago. Then an envelope arrived at his home, containing a bullet and a threat to kill his teenage son for allegedly cursing Islam and teasing Muslim girls. George’s accountant, a colleague and two of his students had already been killed, he says. He and his family fled to Syria and four months later to the USA, where he teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook…