Kurdistance: 3/8/06

Wow, it’s Wednesday again, with school and several threatening comments on my personal blog today I almost forgot. But don’t worry dear readers, I am here to give you your weekly fix of Kurdish blogs!

For a quick update on last week’s column, I had reported about a blog site being abuptly taken down, it turns out that all is well and that particular blogger is back up and running again. Additionally, we had mentioned last week about a Turkish club singer who is working on a Kurdish film; Vladimir gives an update on his blog From Holland to Kurdistan:

I especially liked her answer to this question:” A kind of odd question for you Ozzie, How do you think the Turkish government reaction might be towards everything you’re doing for Kurdistan?” She said she doesn’t care and wants to unite Kurds and Turks. “We are neighbors and I want the two nations to live in peace and have their rights.”

The Is-Ought Problem calls for the internet publication of persecuted Kurdish author Marywan Halabjaye, who I erroneously reported as a female author last week. The fatwa against his life was issued for the book entitled: ” Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam”.

Hiwa from Hiwa Hopes writes about a private screening he was invited to for the new film Ahlam.

Save RojTV writes about a new letter campaign they began to save their television station in Mardin (Northern Kurdistan, Southeast Turkey). Their long list of supporters continue to grow including Kurdish author Handren:

This national awakening of the Kurds towards Kurdish Language and identity is a respond to the Turkish states violation of human rights, and it wont stop. Turkey can’t shut down the voice of Roj TV, and continue with its policy of human right violation, whilst trying to become a member of the democratic society.

Rasti writes this week comparing the Three Stooges and Iran, and about memories brought on by a recent article written by Kevin McKiernan.

Roj Bash wrote about alleged poisonings of Iranian Kurds and gives a personal account of an encounter of the Kurdish kind in Turkey.


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