We enter this world with certain predetermined facts—such as our sex, parents, and nationality. What we do with those facts can chart the course of our lives.  A baby born to Kurdish parents in Turkey faces life-altering obstacles. A baby born to black couples in America has her/his share of troubles. Turkey claims it is… Continue reading

The first Saturday of 2019 didn’t start well for Rahaf al-Qanun, the Saudi teen, who wanted to make a dash for freedom in Australia via Thailand. The forces of “order” blocked her path in the Thai capital. On the second Saturday, January 12, she landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario. Chrystia Freeland, the… Continue reading

I recently attended a rally in Washington, DC to express my support for the Kurdish referendum in Kurdistan/Iraq. We enjoyed short speeches, pleasant music and joined hands in large circular dances to celebrate the Kurdish vote on independence from an overbearing partner, Arab Iraq. Kurds flocked from Tennessee, New Jersey, New York and even Canada.… Continue reading