Skip to comments.Iraqi Lawmaker Gunned Down (Woman gunned down)
Posted on 04/28/2005 7:38:34 AM PDT by Aracelis
An Iraqi legislator was shot and killed by militants who stormed into her house in a middle class neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, underscoring fears that the political impasse has emboldened insurgents to step up deadly attacks in recent weeks, after a lull following the Jan. 30 elections.
Lamia Abed Khadouri al-Sakri, who was elected to the National Assembly on the ticket of Allawi's Iraqi List party, was shot and killed by militants in her house in Baghdad's Hay Aur neighborhood, police Capt. Ali al-Obeidi said.
She was the first member of the parliament elected on Jan. 30 to be slain by insurgents as they target senior lawmakers and Iraqi politicians in a bid to further destabilize reconstruction efforts in the country.
"We believe it is politically motivated. She was killed in her home," said Iraqi National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie. The attack is being investigated and police are taking precautions to protect other legislators, he said.
Hours later, Iraq's prime minister-designate presented his proposal for a broad-based Cabinet that draws in the country's main ethnic and religious groups to the presidential council on Wednesday in a step toward ending a crippling political stalemate.
"The Iraqis will find that this government has religious, ethnic, political, and geographic variety, in addition to the participation of women," incoming Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told reporters on the steps of his office. "Now that the process has started, we will spare no effort to bring back a smile to children's faces."
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Puzzle - Did she [women?] get educated in Iraq under Saddam or did she leave the country and come back?
is it just me or does See-B.S. use the term "emboldened" way too much. There radio especially smells funny, with "energized, emboldened, revitalized, etc." coming out of any puny, cowardly act of terrorism as some kind of bold initiative sure to mark a wave of glorious uprising to shake of their "oppressors". It is like Hanoi Jane is writing this stuff.
Not just you. I can see the pom-poms and hear the chants from these cheerleaders.
So is NOW happy or sad at this news?
Why would this matter?
My question would be "who did it?"
"Politics ain't beanbag," especially in Iraq these days!!!
NOW is likely quite happy, as they probably see the oppression and victimization of women in Islamic nations simply a reflection of cultural differences.
Friggin' misogynistic hypocrites...
We believe it is politically motivated. She was killed in her home," said Iraqi National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie.
When are the Iraqi people going to finally stand up and say enough is enough? sure, there are a great number of them stepping up, but the majority are just doing nothing; standing around and blaming others for their own internal problems.
Yes, that was interesting. FR automatically added many more keywords than I had originally posted.
They are starting to stand up for themselves, but it will take time...and sadly, many more will die in the process.
A woman matters for two reasons. 1] opponents may target her as a returning carpetbagger or 2] how come as a woman she was educated in Iraq when women are not allowed in schools.
I think it's that way just so the critics of FR can't get away with saying that FReepers don't believe in the democratic process to some extent, right? (grin)
Sounds a little bit like here in the good ol US of A... even FR, to some extent!!!
In a country where education consists mostly of suppression and brainwashing, people basically have to educate themselves.
It's called reading.
Similarly, to be properly educated in America today you have to do a good deal of reading on your own, because you certainly won't get a well-rounded education from the public schools or universities. Science, math, and technical courses, maybe, but little or nothing in the humanities, history, philosophy, religion, or how to live the good life.
Perhaps this woman grew up in a household where her father and brothers let her go into the library and read books, and refrained from killing her for dishonoring them. That's all it would take.
Umm.. this was yesterday's news.
All Iraqi citizens should be armed to the teeth.
True enough. I'll be off the board until Sunday. Son's graduation from U of radical M.
Keep up the good fight.
I was thinking lately that what the "insurgents" are trying to do in Iraq is exactly what the Bolsheviks did in Russia, which was hijack the revolution. The Russian Revolution was to result in a parlamentary form of government until the Bolshiviks took over. The insurgents in control would result in a government far removed democracy freedom.
Women were allowed to be educated under Saddam.
You are confusing Iraq with Saudi Arabia.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidotious!!! I hope he's gonna be an antidisestablishmentarian!!! (well I can hope, can't I?)
And, in news from an alternate universe, "Tragedy - American gun maker law(yer)ed down".
I agree. Why in the world is there no Martial Law, no Curfew, no shoot-on-sight orders. .... I'll tell ya why. Its because Iraq has 140,000 of our best young men and women dying and bleeding every single day for them... and if that weren't enough.... Iraq is getting ONE BILLION DOLLARS EVERY WEEK. Free money and blood from US.
Iraq needs to start paying that billion-a-week bill. Once they start doing that you will see open season on terrorist - 24/7.
But right now the Iraqis are just letting US do the work and letting US PAY FOR IT.
these iraqis don't even seem to have the basic human instinct of self-preservation. what are their police doing? their ought to be blood in the streets over there being dished out by these new police and iraqi national guard.
I had gotten slightly optimistic a couple of months ago that the worst was over; forget that now, I think civil war is just as likely an outcome as security and political stability over there - we are at the tipping point.
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