The Nomad Mum's Diary: Killing a country

Monday, May 28, 2007

Killing a country

Yesterday gunmen pulled out Khalil Al Zahawi out of his car and shot him dead right outside his house in New Baghdad. The victim was “The Sheikh of Iraqi calligraphers”, he was 65 years old. This is not the first incident where Iraqi artists and intellectuals were the target of assassinations, but I had always assumed that these attacks were motivated by one of two factors: They were either carried out by Taliban-minded groups who aimed to stamp out all forms of “non-Islamic” arts such as... Sign in to see full entry.

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