A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Four 5th Annual Kennesaw State University (KSU) Peace and Religion Conference Kennesaw, Georgia Kani Xulam March 27, 2009 On November 11, 2004, a Turkish newspaper, Radikal, ran a story with a headline, “Kulp’ta Toplu Mezar.” For those of you who don’t know the language of our oppressors, it translates… Continue reading

A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Three Naples Council on World Affairs Naples, Florida Kani Xulam November 13, 2006 Several years ago, an intern of mine gifted me an autobiographical book titled, “The Long Loneliness” by Dorothy Day, a Christian activist known for her lifelong dedication to the needs of the dispossessed in America. I… Continue reading

A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Two Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland (Slightly altered versions of this statement were also delivered at the World Affairs Councils in Santa Rosa, Anchorage and Juneau) Kani Xulam September 30, 2006 I live in Washington, DC. Like most of its residents, I take the preoccupation of my city seriously,… Continue reading

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