TADHAMUN تـضـامـن

Tadhamun (solidarity) is an Iraqi women organization, standing by Iraqi women's struggle against sectarian politics in Iraq. Fighting for equal citizenship across ethnicities and religions, for human rights, and gender equality.

جمعية تضامن تدعم المساواة في المواطنة بغض النظر عن الأنتماء الأثني أو الديني وتسعى من أجل العدالة الأجتماعية و حماية حقوق الأنسان في العراق

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Archbishop speaks of Iraq damage

BBC Friday, 5 October 2007
كبير أساقفة كانتربرى الدكتور "راوان وليامز" يندد بتنائج شن الحرب على العراق ويصرح بأن أي أعتداء على سوريا أو أيران يعد جريمة

The Iraq conflict has wreaked "terrible damage" on the region - far more than has been acknowledged, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
Dr Rowan Williams said "urgent attention" was needed to stabilise the country. His comments followed a visit to Syria to meet Iraqi refugees.
The Foreign Office said it backed the Iraqi government's security efforts.
A survey published in September 2007 suggested that up to 1.2m people might have died because of the Iraq conflict.
Speaking following his visit, Dr Williams also said he regards any further "deliberate destabilisation" of the region - such as action against Syria and Iran - as "criminal, ignorant...and potentially murderous folly".
Referring to US political advisers, he added that "we do hear talk from some quarters of action against Syria, or against Iran".
"I can't understand what planet such persons are living on when you see the conditions that are already there. The region is still a tinderbox," Dr Williams said.
Our support of the Iraqi government will continue. Their security forces are getting better and better.
Foreign Office
Earlier, the archbishop said "events of the last few years have done terrible damage in the whole of this region".
He said many people "do not see the cost in human terms of the war which was unleashed".
Dr Williams concluded: "Security that will enable these people to return to Iraq depends on a settlement for the whole of that country guaranteeing the liberty and dignity of every minority."
Following the archbishop's comments, the Foreign Office said it continued to support the Iraqi government "in aiming to bring support to the country", adding that "there are signs this is having some effects".
A spokesman said: "The American surge has had its effect and we have noticed there has been a reduction in violence in Basra at the moment.
Iraqi refugees
"Our support of the Iraqi government will continue. Their security forces are getting better and better. We will keep that support going by mentoring and continuing to train them."
About half a million refugees have fled Iraq for Syria since the conflict began in 2003.
Dr Williams said many of the people he had met told him they left the war-torn country because their families had been kidnapped, executed or told they would be killed unless they paid ransoms.
The archbishop added that the refugees had told him their circumstances were desperate and unsustainable, with no hope either of a safe return to Iraq or of citizenship in Syria or elsewhere.

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Professor Zaineb Al Bahrani of Columbia University NY speaking at a our meeting on the destruction/damage to historical sites in Iraq

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Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD

Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD
Building of 1 500 massive police station !
From the angle of the photo, it is possible to calculate that the complex is being built at E 396388 N 3785995 (UTM Zone 38 North) or Lat. 34.209760° Long. 43.875325°, to the west of the Malwiya (Spiral Minaret), and behind the Spiral Cafe.
While the point itself may not have more than Abbasid houses under the ground, it is adjacent to the palace of Sur Isa, the remains of which can be seen in the photo. While the initial construction might or might not touch the palace, accompanying activities will certainly spread over it.Sur Isa can be identified with the palace of al-Burj, built by the
Abbasid Caliph al-Mutawakkil, probably in 852-3 (Northedge, Historical Topography of Samarra, pp 125-127, 240). The palace is said to have cost 33 million dirhams, and was luxurious. Details are given by al-Shabushti, Kitab al-Diyarat.
Samarra was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO at the end of June. The barracks could easily have been built elsewhere, off the archaeological site.--
Alastair Northedge Professeur d'Art et d'Archeologie Islamiques UFR d'Art et d'Archeologie
Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) 3, rue Michelet, 75006 Paris
tel. 01 53 73 71 08 telecopie : 01 53 73 71 13 Email :
Alastair.Northedge@univ-paris1.fr ou anorthedge@wanadoo.fr