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The Statement of Kani Xulam St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota April 21, 2004 Before the current spike in violence in Iraq, I ran into an American friend at Dupont Circle, a bustling neighborhood in Washington, DC. After exchanging the customary pleasantries, he asked me how I felt about the newly passed Transitional Administrative… Continue reading

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The Statement of Kani Xulam At the National Day of Remembrance for Qamishli, Western Kurdistan Lafayette Park, Washington, DC, March 21, 2004 We have gathered here at a difficult time in our nation’s history. Arab hoodlums who miss their deposed cousin Saddam Hussein are targeting our brothers and sisters in Qamishli, Amude, Derbasiye, Sere Kani,… Continue reading

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The Statement of Kani Xulam The Sixth Annual International Week Lecture James Madison University Harrisonburg, Virginia Tuesday, September 23, 2003 I am extremely pleased to find myself associated with your “Picture This: Envision Yourself in a Connected World” annual International Week celebration here at James Madison University. I am touched that you have made room… Continue reading

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Kurdish New Year Celebration In the United States Congress March 24, 2001 Washington, DC Xusku birayen delal, Ladies and gentlemen: Hun be xehr hatin. Newroz pirozbe! Her biji Kurd u Kurdistan. Ji bo xatire mevanen meye Ameriki, bi borin, eze axaftina xu bi zimani Ingilizi bikim. I want to start by acknowledging a few people… Continue reading

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