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Anonymous Pulitzer Photographer Identified After 27 Years (Iranian photo of Kurd executions)
WallSt.Journal ^ | Josh Prager

Posted on 12/03/2006 7:00:25 AM PST by nuconvert

Iranian photographer Jahangir Razmi, took 70 pictures of an execution in Kurdistan on Aug. 27, 1979. One picture (No. 20, below) won the Pulitzer Prize. It was, however, awarded to an unnamed photographer -- the only anonymous recipient in the 90-year history of the award. Mr. Razmi preserved 27 of the photos on a contact sheet and stowed it away in his home. Below are those photos -- made public for the first time.

Photos:

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/8_0004.html

VIDEO - interview of WSJ reporter's story about identifying the photographer

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-iranpics0611-28.html

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ayatollah; ayatollahassahollah; ayatollahkhomeni; capitalpunishment; carter; ethniccleansing; executions; firingsquad; genocide; hostages; iran; iranian; jahangirrazmi; jimmycarter; khomeni; kurdish; kurdistan; photo; photographer; razmi; shah; shahofiran; wsj

1 posted on 12/03/2006 7:00:28 AM PST by nuconvert
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Photos (#20 is the prize winning photo)

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/8_0004.html

VIDEO - interview of WSJ reporter's story about identifying the photographer

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-iranpics0611-28.html


2 posted on 12/03/2006 7:01:20 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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I hope Mr. Razmi is living outside Iran in a safe place


3 posted on 12/03/2006 7:02:41 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

So do I. Thanks for posting this.


4 posted on 12/03/2006 7:19:15 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: nuconvert

Bump


5 posted on 12/03/2006 7:51:59 AM PST by indcons
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To: nuconvert; Dajjal

Murderous Mullahs.
Rock band?
No. Just more content from The Religion of Peace.


6 posted on 12/03/2006 7:52:16 AM PST by XR7
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To: nuconvert

7 posted on 12/03/2006 8:04:47 AM PST by null and void (To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. --Reba McEntire)
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To: null and void

Thanks. Every time I tried to post the pic I got the red x.
I thought it was something to do with FR's agreement with WSJ or something.


8 posted on 12/03/2006 8:19:18 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

Hmmmm. I wonder what I did differently?


9 posted on 12/03/2006 8:20:07 AM PST by null and void (To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. --Reba McEntire)
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To: nuconvert
I hope Mr. Razmi is living outside Iran in a safe place

According to the article he lives in Iran.

10 posted on 12/03/2006 8:20:50 AM PST by aculeus
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To: aculeus
According to the article he lives in Iran.

Not for much longer.

L

11 posted on 12/03/2006 8:23:26 AM PST by Lurker (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: aculeus

"According to the article he lives in Iran."

I was afraid of that. I wish him good luck then.
I don't have a subscription, so couldn't read the article.


12 posted on 12/03/2006 8:43:11 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

Isn't Josh Prager Dennis's nephew?


13 posted on 12/03/2006 9:10:45 AM PST by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: Buck W.

I don't know


14 posted on 12/03/2006 9:48:17 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

The religion of peace- fearlessly spreading their agenda at the end of a gun. http://sacredscoop.com


15 posted on 12/03/2006 9:57:31 AM PST by CottShop
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To: nuconvert

At the end of the linked video clip, the reporter who uncovered the photographer said he "hopes" and "trusts" that there will be no reprecussions for the photographer. Good luck, indeed.


16 posted on 12/03/2006 10:02:12 AM PST by TimSkalaBim
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To: CottShop

"The religion of peace- fearlessly spreading their agenda at the end of a gun."

The Kurds killed were muslim. Khomeinism originated in Iran 27 yrs ago and they were "spreading their agenda at the end of a gun" the same as the communists.

It's a mistake to lump all muslims under one banner.


17 posted on 12/03/2006 10:06:21 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: TimSkalaBim

" the reporter who uncovered the photographer said he "hopes" and "trusts" that there will be no reprecussions for the photographer."

Yes, I heard. That's what made me think that Mr. Razmi was still in Iran. Maybe he believes he's been loyal to the regime and he's old and they won't do anything to him now.
Sometimes going public can save your life, due to the publicity you receive. Sometimes it can cause you to have an accident.


18 posted on 12/03/2006 10:12:50 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

No sir- the 'religion of peace' referes to extremists 3who have hijacked an entire religion from those hwo only wish for true peace! NOONE is lumping ALL muslims together sir-


19 posted on 12/03/2006 10:22:30 AM PST by CottShop
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To: CottShop

wish people would stopp inccorrectly implying that we're lumping all mulsims togehter when we talk abotu the extremists who have hijacked their religion- ALTHOUGH- the religion DOES advocate murdering infidels in MANY places in the Koran


20 posted on 12/03/2006 10:25:55 AM PST by CottShop
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To: CottShop

"the 'religion of peace' referes to extremists 3who have hijacked an entire religion "

I appreciate your making the distinction, but you are using a term -"the religion of peace" - that most people use to describe Islam in general.
If you are specifically referring to Islamists/fanatics/extremists - then it would be better not to use a phrase that is used by most who use it as a description of the entire religion.


21 posted on 12/03/2006 10:30:30 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: CottShop

If you mean the extremists, then say the extremists.
By saying "the religion of paece" you are describing an entire religion, not the extreme element of that religion.


22 posted on 12/03/2006 10:33:34 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: CottShop

thanks for posting that link. I'm adding it to my list of blogs that I "drive-by" on a daily basis.


23 posted on 12/03/2006 10:43:14 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If a pug barks and no one is around to hear it... they hold a grudge for a long time!)
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To: K4Harty

ok just no drive by shootings please lol


24 posted on 12/03/2006 10:56:22 AM PST by CottShop
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To: nuconvert

sorry convert- not too concerned about it- peopel speak of 'Christians' as being responsible for all of man's ill by refering to the crusades & NO distinction is ever made that it was UNSAVED people hijacking Christ's relgion who carried out hte acts- and another thing- in the Koran We're ALL infidels- don't htink they make ANY distictions about that-


25 posted on 12/03/2006 11:00:44 AM PST by CottShop
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To: CottShop

"not too concerned about it"

You expressed concern that people misunderstand you when you said this....

"wish people would stopp inccorrectly implying that we're lumping all mulsims togehter when we talk abotu the extremists who have hijacked their religion-"

And you replied by trying to set the record straight when you said this...."NOONE is lumping ALL muslims together"

Seemed as though you were trying to sound concerned, but now you're saying that you're not.
I'll take your " not too concerned about it" as your true feelings then.

Have a nice day.



26 posted on 12/03/2006 11:10:15 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: CottShop
Who do you think I am, "Green Helmet Guy" or the MSM?

:o)

27 posted on 12/03/2006 12:07:35 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If a pug barks and no one is around to hear it... they hold a grudge for a long time!)
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To: nuconvert; Squantos; Dad yer funny; RaceBannon; Travis McGee
nuconvert wrote: "but you are using a term -"the religion of peace" - that most NAIVE people use to describe Islam in general. "

"Islam" in Arabic translates as SUBMISSION, NOT PEACE.

nuconvert also wrote: "It's a mistake to lump all muslims under one banner....By saying "the religion of paece" you are describing an entire religion, not the extreme element of that religion."

BS

Let us know when we can hear of of millions hundreds of thousands tens of thousands thousands even a hundred muslims publicly and repeatedly demanding and acting daily to destroy the jihadi cancer THAT IS PART AND PARCEL OF THE KORAN.

And not handfuls, not a dozen American muslims enlisting in the U.S. military, BUT GROUPS OF MUSLIMS DAILY PUTTING THEIR LIFE ON THE LINE TO CRUSH JIHAD.

Islam is a death cult. They slaughter each other and blame the U.S. and Israel, and they are trying to slaughter and rule over Christians and Jews worldwide. Maybe you can let us know know when YOU can start taking credit for closing wahabbi madrassas in the U.S....for getting jihadi immams deported, for organizing hit squads on Sadr or Amanutjob or Hamas or Hezbullah leaders or Assad...

Until then , don't try and "CAIR" us by trying to censor our language in some PC manner.

ROPMA!


28 posted on 12/03/2006 12:59:53 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Yehuda

You're so off the mark about what I said in reply to cottshop, how it was said and meant and where I stand, that I'll just suggest you read it all again.


29 posted on 12/03/2006 1:52:30 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: Jo Nuvark

Kurds ping.


30 posted on 12/03/2006 4:03:28 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: K4Harty; XR7; Dajjal; Lurker; null and void; nuconvert; CottShop; TimSkalaBim; aculeus; Buck W.

QUESTION: Were the Kurds who were killed Muslims?

ANSWER: Perhaps not. The Kurds may be or Jewish decent.

Though it is probably impossible to prove at this time, there is a real
possibility that the Kurds, who presently are devout Sunnite Moslems,
could be related to the lost tribes of Israel that were taken from the
land at the time of the Assyrian Captivity. Perhaps this could explain
why the Kurds have for centuries been the punching bags of the Moslems in
that part of the world. They are an unusual people and the above sources
show that they accept a certain amount of connection with the Jews.


(a) "The Genetic Bonds Between Kurds and Jews" by Kevin Alan Brook on an
online Kurdish Newspaper at www.barzan.com/kevin_brook.htm.
(b) Brook, Kevin A. The Jews of Khazaria. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson,
1999.
(c) Siegel, Judy. "Genetic evidence links Jews to their ancient tribe."
Jerusalem Post (November 20, 2001)
(d) Traubman, Tamara. "Study finds close genetic connection between Jews,
Kurds." Ha'aretz (November 21, 2001).


31 posted on 12/03/2006 4:14:22 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: nuconvert

So do you think Islam is a "religion of peace" or not?


32 posted on 12/03/2006 8:11:42 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Yehuda

I never said it was. And I still think you're not understanding the conversation


33 posted on 12/03/2006 8:13:28 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert
It's a mistake to lump all muslims under one banner.

If they are successful in their war against other religions, it will be easy to do that.

34 posted on 12/03/2006 8:17:24 PM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: nuconvert
Photos (#20 is the prize winning photo)

Here is a better rendition of #20:


A government firing squad executes nine Kurdish rebels and two former police officers of the deposed Shah of Iran after summary trials, Aug. 27, 1979. The next day, another 21 Kurdish rebels and military deserters were executed.
Corbis

35 posted on 12/03/2006 8:19:21 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: nuconvert

"I never said it was. "

I didn't ask you what you said, I asked you if YOU think that islam is "a religion of peace."

Let me make it clearer for you.

Do you believe that "religion of peace" is an accurate description of islam, or a sarcastic one?


36 posted on 12/03/2006 8:24:45 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: nuconvert
Someone quoted the WSJ story in a blog entry.
37 posted on 12/03/2006 8:31:06 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Jo Nuvark; K4Harty; XR7; Dajjal; Lurker; null and void; nuconvert; CottShop; TimSkalaBim; ...
Full article now free to all ...

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB116499510215538266-w6oLtTyb6LO2glORvqxTV1PwiTM_20061211.html?mod=blogs

38 posted on 12/05/2006 5:47:28 PM PST by aculeus
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To: aculeus; Jo Nuvark

Thanks for the ping!


39 posted on 12/05/2006 6:07:51 PM PST by Dajjal (See my FR homepage for new essay about Ahmadinejad.)
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To: aculeus

Thanks Aculeus- much appreciated.


40 posted on 12/05/2006 7:41:07 PM PST by CottShop
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To: aculeus

Thanks.

Keep this BUMPED.


41 posted on 12/06/2006 3:06:48 AM PST by XR7
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