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, January 27, 2010

Gunmen kill five at Baghdad aid office

19 January 2010 | 05:54:09 AM | Source: AAP

Officials say gunmen have broken into the office of an Iraqi humanitarian organisation in Baghdad and killed five employees.

The attackers also left behind a bomb, which exploded later when security forces arrived at the scene, according to an interior ministry official and a police officer who described Monday's attack.

They said the blast in the mainly Sunni Azamiyah neighbourhood in northern Baghdad wounded two members of Iraqi security forces.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release details of the attack.

Security forces sealed off the area shortly after the shooting, which occurred around 2.30pm, witnesses said. Four men and one woman employed by the Mawteni charity were shot dead, police said.

The motive for the attack was unclear. Attacks against humanitarian groups are relatively rare amid the violence that continues to plague Iraq despite security gains over the past two years.

"We are shocked with this attack that targeted people who were trying to help the poor and victims of violence," said an official with the charity who only identified himself by the nickname Abu Abdullah for security reasons. "Our organisation is not related to any political group."

The official said the head of charity, Alaa al-Qaisi, was wounded in the attack, while two of his brothers were among the dead.

The charity aims primarily to serve widows and orphans, according to its website. It says it helps Iraqis regardless of their sectarian, religious or social background.

Meanwhile, local authorities in the holy city of Najaf south of Baghdad threatened on Monday to purge security forces and government departments there from members of Saddam Hussein's outlawed Baath party, giving them a one-day deadline to leave the province or face an "iron fist".

The warning came after multiple attacks hit the city last week, killing at least three and wounding 77 others. Najaf is home to the shrine of Imam Ali, the sect's founding saint and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Release Iraqi women hostages, victims of terrorism themselves

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Protest the suffering of Iraqi Christians: No to terrorism No to state terrorism.Hands off our minorities. Hands off our people. Shame on the human rights violators on all sides. Assemble 11:30 on 28/7/14 near Parliament Square, near Westminister tube station London. For more past events click here


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Halt All Executions! Abolish The Death Penalty!

We women of Tadhamun condemn the persisting practice of arbitrary arrests by the Iraqi security forces. We condemn their arrests of women in lieu of their men folk. These are 'inherited' practices. We are alarmed by credible media reports of the Green Zone government’s intentions of executing hundreds of Iraqi men and women.

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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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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe


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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