I'm at the PACRIM conference on disabilities in Hawai'i and just heard a
speaker from Iraq, a disability rights activist, who said with an air of
authority that the story is absolutely true and it wasn't the first
time. She had a photo, name, and story of an earlier victim. Take
that for what it's worth.
My Iraqi colleague hated the thought of terrorists or terrorism being labeled "Muslim." I was extremely impressed with her entire presentation, but empathize with skeptics, especially when it comes to far away, dangerous places from which we're used to receiving fiction.
Alex Lubet, Ph. D.
Morse Alumni/Graduate & Professional Distinguished Teaching Professor
Music/Jewish Studies/American Studies
University of Minnesota
Head Division of Composition and Theory, School of Music
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Center for Jewish Studies
Chair, Senate Disability Issues Committee
Associate Editor, Review of Disability Studies
Affiliate Professor, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai'i
President, Hillel at the University of Minnesota
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