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A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Four 5th Annual Kennesaw State University (KSU) Peace and Religion Conference Kennesaw, Georgia Kani Xulam March 27, 2009 On November 11, 2004, a Turkish newspaper, Radikal, ran a story with a headline, “Kulp’ta Toplu Mezar.” For those of you who don’t know the language of our oppressors, it translates… Continue reading

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A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Three Naples Council on World Affairs Naples, Florida Kani Xulam November 13, 2006 Several years ago, an intern of mine gifted me an autobiographical book titled, “The Long Loneliness” by Dorothy Day, a Christian activist known for her lifelong dedication to the needs of the dispossessed in America. I… Continue reading

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A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Two Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland (Slightly altered versions of this statement were also delivered at the World Affairs Councils in Santa Rosa, Anchorage and Juneau) Kani Xulam September 30, 2006 I live in Washington, DC. Like most of its residents, I take the preoccupation of my city seriously,… Continue reading

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Muslims Against Terrorism Rally Freedom Plaza Washington, DC Saturday, May 14, 2005 We are gathered here as natives of the Middle East. We are faced with a crisis that defies definition and has forced us to come together in this plaza named after freedom. A culture of death, a culture of nihilism, a culture of… Continue reading

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Voices From Around the World Monmouth County Library Manalapan, New Jersey Kani Xulam October 3, 2004 Long before the American beheadings in Iraq that are now rocking the world became part of your daily news intake, but after they had become old news in Turkey with Kurds filling in for Americans and the Turks doing… Continue reading

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