May 20, 2010 |
When American tanks tore through her neighborhood, ripping up the roads as they uprooted a nation, she stayed put, refusing to move abroad like many of her wealthy friends. When the black-clad gunmen took over her religiously mixed west Baghdad neighborhood, turning it into a killing field, she wouldn't let them drive her out of the country she loved. And even when they killed her husband, gunning him down as he left work, she fought through her grief, staying in Iraq and hoping for better times.
February 23, 2010 |
Assailants killed an Iraqi family of eight Monday, shooting some and beheading others in a brutal attack south of Baghdad reminiscent of the sectarian killings that raged through the area a few years back. The Shiite Muslim family members were among at least 26 people killed in scattered attacks around the country as violence grew ahead of Iraq's crucial March 7 elections. Neighbors found six children and their parents dead in their home in the rural town of Wehda, near Madaen, which witnessed some of the first of the sectarian violence, in 2005.
September 20, 1987
Eight years of the Imperial Reaganarchy will be, frighteningly and abundantly, quite more than enough. Right now, while the right of free speech is still being applied to private citizens, Just Say No! to King Ronald's ideological nomination of Bork--and to any and all other sectarian candidates he may have in mind. LAURIE HALL Whittier
November 28, 2006
Re "Lebanon's ominous sense of deja vu," Nov. 25 After reading this article, it became apparent to me that the primary conflict between Lebanon's Shiite and Sunni communities is economic rather than sectarian. Your description of the Sunni-owned gas station that came under attack by roaming Shiite gangs gave me an "ominous sense of daja vu" a la Los Angeles circa 1992. Indeed, the conflict between the Shiites and Sunnis mirrors conflicts that black and Latino residents have with many Korean shop owners.
November 20, 2008
Re "Say no to Summum," editorial, Nov. 15 The Bush Supreme Court has held that one of several sectarian versions of a biblical Ten Commandments can be displayed on public property if magically secularized by the aura of surrounding historical monuments. The subterfuge ostensibly sidesteps the 1st Amendment prohibition against government establishment of religion. Summum's "Seven Aphorisms" are derived from the same biblical story and thus equally historical, and they convey a less sectarian moral message.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2009 |
Amin al-Hafez, 83, former Lebanese prime minister who served a turbulent two-month term in 1973 before being forced to resign, died Monday in a Beirut hospital after a long-running battle with an undisclosed chronic illness, medical officials said. A Sunni Muslim, he was picked by then-President Suleiman Franjieh to form a government in 1973. Although the prime minister's job is reserved for a Sunni under Lebanon's sectarian power-sharing system, Sunni religious leaders who opposed Franjieh refused to recognize the appointment.