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Zainab

Kath – You’re exactly right about Zainab Al-Suwaij. I’ve known Zainab since long before the liberation of Iraq. She was one of the founding members of the Women for a Free Iraq campaign. What she said tonight has nothing to do with “interfaith understanding.” It has everything to do with the universality of the desire for freedom, for basic human rights and some say over who governs you. Zainab wants Iraqis to have the same right to express themselves as the protestors outside Madison Square Garden are enjoying tonight. Those protestors don’t want that for Zainab, for Arabs, for Muslims and others such people. Some might call that patronizing. Some might call it racist.

Clifford D. MayClifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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