Iraq: Isis warns women to wear full veil or face punishment

Sunni insurgents issue guidelines in mosques on how clothes should be worn to prevent women 'from falling into vulgarity' 'Anyone who is not committed to this duty and is motivated by glamour will be subject to accountability.' Photograph: Ali Al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images Islamic State (Isis), the al-Qaida offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment. The Sunni insurgents, who have … [Read more...]

Joint Statement by President Obama and President Karzai

  Joint Statement by President Obama and President Karzai   January 11, 2013 At the invitation of President Obama, President Karzai and his delegation visited Washington January 8-11, 2013. President Karzai’s visit comes at an important juncture for both our nations, as we take steps to further strengthen an enduring partnership as sovereign nations, and based upon recognition of our shared interests and shared security. In their meetings today, President Obama and President … [Read more...]

H.E.Eklil Hakimi on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Statement Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States H.E.Eklil Hakimi 10th Anniversary of 9/11   Together with my fellow Afghans, today we honor the memory of the lives lost on American soil on September 11, 2001. We grieve with the families and friends who lost loved ones on that day. We pray that their hearts find peace in the remembrance of their loved ones. Afghans understand the pain that these terrorist attacks caused for so many Americans because we too … [Read more...]

Feeling Betrayed: The Roots of Muslim Anger at America

Feeling Betrayed The Roots of Muslim Anger at America International Relations, Islamic World, Terrorism and al Qaeda Steven Kull, Brookings Institution Press 2011 c. 275pp.   Though it has been nearly a decade since the attacks of September 11, the threat of terrorism emanating from the Muslim world has not subsided. U.S. troops fight against radical Islamists overseas, and on a daily basis, Americans pass through body scanners as part of the effort to defend against another attack. … [Read more...]

Suzanne Maloney: What Bin Laden’s Death Means for Iran?

...  effects on Iran  ... What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?   The death of Osama bin Laden highlights what a difference a decade makes, even for a country as seemingly unchanging as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Iranians and their government responded with sympathetic outrage. Tehran was the scene of spontaneous candlelight vigils by ordinary Iranians and a temporary suspension of the weekly chants of “death to … [Read more...]

Suzanne Maloney: What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?

...  effects on Iran  ... What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?   The death of Osama bin Laden highlights what a difference a decade makes, even for a country as seemingly unchanging as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Iranians and their government responded with sympathetic outrage. Tehran was the scene of spontaneous candlelight vigils by ordinary Iranians and a temporary suspension of the weekly chants of “death to … [Read more...]

In Memory of 911 – "Tribute"

A Celebration of Women sends or deepest Sympathy to any and all Women that have lost children, family, spouses, or any loved ones in the disasterous event that changed the Western World forever: September 11, 2001. The following is a Tribute to those WE have Lost.....and let us never forget. The September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11th or 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, … [Read more...]

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