Extremists have shot women activists in the streets and killed them in private. Other threats are more insidious—and may be growing. Article by Babak Dehghanpisheh, Eve Conant and Rod Nordland.
Since March 15th there have been massive and courageous student demonstrations in the southern Iraqi city of Basra against the notorious Islamist gang led by Moqtada al-Sadr.
Pour avoir joué de la musique, des étudiants sont battus à mort par des miliciens chiites déchaînés. Les étudiant-es ont commencé à installer leur pique-nique sous le soleil printanier, quand les hommes ont attaqué.
Giuliana Sgrena, 57 ans, Italienne. Journaliste du «Manifesto» et militante féministe. Otage un mois à Bagdad, elle n'est pas encore sortie du drame qui a ensanglanté sa délivrance.
While Iraqis largely blame foreign forces for the relative loss of security and freedom, secular Iraqis fear other products of the 2003 invasion - fundamentalist militants and the prospect of religious rule - as much as occupation and daily terrorism.
A growing number of Iraqi women are falling prey to insurgents killing those in prominent positions.
Suppose, as a result of George W. Bush's decision to go to war there, that Iraq turns into Iran? Just what do we do then?
Police said they believed the women had been accused by a religious movement of being prostitutes, and were not killed for political reasons.
WLUML is relieved to learn of the release of Giuliana Sgrena but concerned about reports that her car was fired on by US forces leaving her injured and a negotiator dead.
Three Islamist groups have issued statements saying that one of the reasons they wish to disrupt Iraq’s elections is to prevent Iraq “becoming homosexual” and the wave of violence against women continues.
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