One English transplant to America, the late Christopher Hitchens, very much hoped he would. And he didn’t just engage in wishful thinking, he also wrote a book, Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man, and dedicated it to President Jalal Talabani, the first ever duly elected head of state in the history of Mesopotamia.  That fact in itself… 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

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