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

The Statement of Kani Xulam The George Washington University Washington, District of Columbia Tuesday, November 18, 2003 I want to start with the obvious and that is to thank members of two George Washington University organizations, Amnesty International and The Islamic Alliance for Justice, for sponsoring this lecture, I have titled, “A Gagged People: the… Continue reading

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

Salman Aziz Baban, Iraqi Kurdistan, 2002 The Statement of Kani Xulam At the Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, Tennessee June 20, 2002 As it is customary in settings like this one, I want to start by thanking your Professor, Dr. Louis Haas, as well as my friend, Dr. Pippa Holloway for giving me the privilege… Continue reading