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American judges are under a glaring spotlight. They nullified President Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. I can’t speak for 3.3 million Muslim-Americans, but 50,000 American Kurds had one common sentiment: black robes rock! I thought that too—until I read the decision of a Virginia judge who… Continue reading

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World Affairs Council Reading, Pennsylvania Kani Xulam November 13, 2013 Our world has exploded with blazing conflicts for thousands of years. Let me talk with you about two of them. Nearly 50 years ago, President Johnson faced a major crisis. Massive protests urging civil rights for blacks had triggered violence, killing “a man of God,”… Continue reading

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By KANI XULAM 5/18/2013 “Beware, lest you lose the substance, By grasping at the shadow.” –Aesop If a car is white when it enters a tunnel—and comes out black on the other end, you can be pretty sure something happened inside the tunnel. It’s probably the same thing in a prison. Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned… 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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The Statement of Kani Xulam At Lucie Stern Community Center Palo Alto, California April 20, 2002 Late last year, I got an e-mail from a person who said he had seen the documentary, “Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends, But the Mountains” on PBS and wanted to know if I was safe from the threat… Continue reading

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London MED TV Television in Turkish 1850 GMT August 28, 1998 “Teleconference” with PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan by telephone from an unidentified location, moderated by Gunay Aslan, including Duygu Leloglu from NTV, Tayfun Talipoglu from ATV, Huseyin Aykol from Ulkede Gundem, Ali Haydar Yurtsever and Fikret Aydemir from Milliyet, Mehmet Comert from Ihlas News Agency,… Continue reading

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