Writings by Topic: Iraq
|Extreme Wahhabism on Display in Shrine Destruction in Mosul
||Irfan Al-Alawi||August 4, 2014 at 4:30 am|
|Who Checks the Fact-Checker?
||Peter Huessy||July 30, 2014 at 5:00 am|
|Sunni Muslims Must Reject ISIS "Caliphate"
||Irfan Al-Alawi||July 20, 2014 at 4:00 am|
|Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Message as Caliph
||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||July 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm|
|U.S. Should Not Send Iraqi Jewish Archives to be Destroyed in Iraq
||Nabil Al-Haidari||December 18, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|The Redacted Iraqi Jews
||Nabil al-Haidari||December 27, 2012 at 4:00 am|
|How to Help Iraq||Harold Rhode||April 16, 2012 at 4:00 am|
|PKK Encryption Team Caught in Northern Iraq||AK Group||March 19, 2012 at 3:00 am|
|The Implications of the Final US Withdrawal from Iraq for Israel||Dore Gold||January 3, 2012 at 4:45 am|
|Ankara Advises Restraint in Iraq as Arrest Warrant Promises Further Conflict||AK Group||December 23, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|Attacks against Christians in Iraq Continue
||Suleyman Gultekin||December 19, 2011 at 3:45 am|
|"The Strongest Tribe" in Iraq||Harold Rhode||November 7, 2011 at 4:45 am|
|Neutrality No Option in Anti-PKK Fight, Turkey Tells Iraqi Kurds||AK Group||November 1, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|U.S., Turkey Mull Post-Pullout for Iraq||AK Group||October 28, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|The U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq||Herbert I. London||October 26, 2011 at 3:30 am|
|Turkish Jets Strike at PKK in Iraq||AK Group||August 23, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|Female Genital Mutilation "An Obligation" According to Iraqi Muslim Cleric||Irfan Al-Alawi||August 18, 2011 at 4:00 am|
|Demonstrations in Iraq: More Democracy or Less?||Eli Amarilyo||July 25, 2011 at 5:00 am|
|Iraqi Kurds Inspired by Secession of South Sudan||AK Group||July 22, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|The Iraqi Government: Iranian Satrap or American Puppet?||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||July 7, 2011 at 4:00 am|
|Iraqi Kurdistan Passes Law Against FGM||Irfan Al-Alawi||June 27, 2011 at 4:30 am|
|Iraq: Will Sadr's Mahdi Army Return?||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||April 25, 2011 at 4:30 am|
|The Aftermath of the Iraq War Revisited||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||February 28, 2011 at 5:00 am|
|Iraqi Kurdistan Confronts Female Genital Mutilation||Irfan Al-Alawi||December 6, 2010 at 4:00 am|
|How Iraq Is Torpedoeing Its Economy||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||December 1, 2010 at 4:30 am|
|Border Between Turkey and Iraq to be Drawn Again||AK Group||November 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm|
|Iraq's Oil Industry||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||October 11, 2010 at 4:30 am|
|Was the Iraq War Worth It?
||Richard Miniter||September 2, 2010 at 4:30 am|
|Iraq's Future||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||July 16, 2010 at 5:00 am|
|For America, it's really all about Iraq||Michael Young||May 14, 2010 at 9:45 am|
|A Liberal, Secularist “Sadr” for Iraq?||Kamal Richa||March 24, 2010 at 5:00 am|
|Iraq: Rumors Swirl||Nibras Kazimi||August 6, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Once Again, Who Is The Enemy?||Nibras Kazimi||July 31, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Who Is In Charge?||Nibras Kazimi||July 24, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Alliances Galore||Nibras Kazimi||July 17, 2009 at 5:00 am|
|Iraq: Letter To America||Jabr Al Jabouri||July 14, 2009 at 6:00 am|
|Iraq's Bureaucracy||Nibras Kazimi||June 18, 2009 at 5:30 am|
|Remember Iraq?||N. M. Guariglia||June 5, 2009 at 5:00 am|
|Iraq: A Landscape of Mass Graves||Nibras Kazimi||May 21, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Maliki Stuck?||Nibras Kazimi||May 14, 2009 at 5:30 am|
|Dodging 'Democracy' in Iraq||Nibras Kazimi||May 8, 2009 at 11:17 am|
|Iraq: Trouble for Maliki||Nibras Kazimi||April 24, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Who is Pushing for an Arab-Kurd Escalation in Iraq?||Nibras Kazimi||April 16, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq Withdrawal: Wishful Thinking||Nibras Kazimi||March 5, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq's Provincial Election Results: Going by the Numbers||Nibras Kazimi||February 12, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Will Maliki Complete His Term in Office?||Nibras Kazimi||January 29, 2009 at 6:00 am|
|Iraq's Provincial Elections (III of III)||Nibras Kazimi||January 22, 2009 at 5:30 am|
|Iraq's Provincial Elections (II of III)||Nibras Kazimi||January 15, 2009 at 6:00 am|
|Iraq’s Provincial Elections (I of III)||Nibras Kazimi||January 8, 2009 at 5:30 am|
|Iraq: The Trailblazer Candidate||Nibras Kazimi||December 4, 2008 at 5:30 am|
|Iraq: Withdrawing The Bureaucrats And The Media||Nibras Kazimi||November 20, 2008 at 5:30 am|
|Next Step: Which Definition of Iraqi Patriotism?||Nibras Kazimi||October 30, 2008 at 5:30 am|
by Raymond Ibrahim
"I abducted your girls. I will sell them on the market, by Allah... There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell." — Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram.
Hillary Clinton repeatedly refused to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization.
In Malaysia -- regularly portrayed in the West as a moderate Muslim nation -- any attempt to promote religions other than Islam is illegal.
"The reason they want to kill me is very clear -- it is because of being a convert to Christianity." — Hassan Muwanguzi, Uganda.
by Dexter Van Zile
Rev. Hanna Massad does not mention that perhaps Hamas actually wants the blockade to end so it can bring in more weapons and cement to build attack-tunnels so it can "finish the job."
Hamas does not just admit to using human shields, it brags about using human shields. Why does Massad have to inject an air of uncertainty about Hamas's use of human shields when no such uncertainty exists?
The problem is that any self-respecting journalist would confront Massad with a follow-up question about Hamas's ideology and violence, but not the folks at Christianity Today.
by Burak Bekdil
In Turkey however, the protests were not peaceful. They included smashing a sculpture than was neither Jewish nor Israeli.
It was the usual "We-Muslims-can-kill each other-but-Jews-cannot" hysteria.
If Turkish crowds were protesting against Israel in a political dispute, why Koranic slogans? Why were they protesting in Arabic rather than their native language? Do Turks chant German slogans to protest nuclear energy?
by Burak Bekdil
So in the EU-candidate Turkey, a pianist should be punished for his re-tweets, but a pop-singer should be congratulated for her first-class racist hate-speech. This is contagious.
No reporter present at Mr. Ihsanoglu's campaign launch speech thought about asking him if his commitment to the "Palestinian cause" included any affirmation of the Hamas Charter, in particular a section that says, "…The stones and trees will say, 'O Muslims, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'"
Turkey is also the country where a few years earlier, a group of school teachers (yes, school teachers!) gathered in a demonstration to commemorate Hitler.
by Debalina Ghoshal
Despite Chapter VII of the UN Charter and UNSC Resolutions, it seems that North Korea will continue developing its missiles -- and eventually weaponize them with nuclear warheads.
"North Korea's ballistic and nuclear threat is very much a near-term threat. ... Steady progression in their program is not harmless." — Victor Cha, Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
On March 26, 2014, North Korea reportedly test-fired medium-range ballistic Rodong missiles -- capable of reaching Japan and U.S. military bases in the Asia-Pacific region.
Since February, South Korean officials claim that North Korea has confirmed at least 90 test-firings, among which ten were ballistic missiles.