Our real Iraq policy
And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fightin’ for?
Don’t ask me ‘cause I don’t give a damn.
— Country Joe and the Fish
My fellow Americans, am I actually supposed to give a damn that we are, for the moment, defeating Al Qaeda oppressors in Iraq, only to make Iraq safe for … Shi’ite oppressors?
As our British allies prepare to leave Basra in southern Iraq, supposedly having completed their mission there, the Times of London reports:
Basra’s murderous militias tell Christian
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 10, 2007 01:18 PM | Send
women to cover up or face death
On her first day at Basra University this year a man came up to Zeena, a 21-year-old Christian woman, and three other Christian girls and ordered them to cover their heads with a hijab, or Islamic headscarf.
“We didn’t listen to him, and thought he might just be some extremist student representing only himself,” she said. The next day Zeena and two of her friends returned to class with uncovered heads.
This time a man in the black clothes of the Shia militia stopped them at the entrance and took them aside. “He said, ‘We asked you yesterday to wear a hijab, so why are you and your friends not covering your hair?’. He was talking very aggressively and I was scared,” Zeena recalled.
The girls explained that they were Christians and that their faith did not call for headscarves. “He said: ‘Outside this university you are Christian and can do what you want; inside you are not. Next time I want to see you wearing a hijab or I swear to God the three of you will be killed immediately’,” Zeena recalled. Terrified, the girls ran home. They now wear the headscarf all the time.
In the past five months more than 40 women have been murdered and their bodies dumped in the street by militiamen, according to the Basra police chief. Major-General Abdul-Jalil Khalaf said that some of them had been killed alone, others gunned down with their children. One unveiled mother was murdered together with her children aged 6 and 11. [cont.]