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9/11, 20 Years On: How the Kurdish People Were Betrayed

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On that sunny September day, Paris and New York were united in harmony under the same blue sky. Paris, where I was living, looked how we love and imagine it, Chagall’s colors, the soundtrack of Louis Armstrong and Edith Piaf.

In my neighborhood near the Bastille – that symbol of the French Revolution and the secular Republic, starting point for every major political demonstration in France – the only pollution in an otherwise perfectly clear sky was the intermingled rallying cry of the left and Islamists, backing the violent second intifada in the West Bank and Gaza.

Following Mitterrand’s long reign, and Gaullist Chirac’s rise to power, the French left had lost its bearings. They were looking for a second wind and, for........

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