Iraqi Ba'athist Criminal to Speak in Tucson?--Updated!
Interesting email today:
Calling all Iraqi War Veterans, Patriotic US Citizens and Anti-Saddam
Eman Ahmed Khamas (sometimes spelled "Khammas") worked for Saddam Hussein's government in the "General Federation of Iraqi Women" department, according to an interview she herself gave at one time. Now she denies her employment, however, since it has been revealed by Amnesty International that GFIW representatives were present at pre-war torture sessions and killings. Eman Khamas will soon speak in Tucson to falsely accuse America of atrocities. She is claiming our troops deliberately bombed homes and schools, shot women and children from minarets, tortured all prisoners, etc, etc. Khamas seems to be saying life was better under Saddam. The event is sponsored by the notorious radical left-wing organization "Code Pink" which is most
well known for supporting Fidel Castro and other Communist dictators, protesting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington DC and sending $600,000 of cash and supplies to the "other side" in Fallujah during the major conflict there. Code Pink was even caught recently faking a publicity photo for their website and had to change it.
Who will speak up for America and Free Iraq? You can. Patriotic veterans, Iraqis and US citizens can and should be there to document and counter these lies in the question and answer period after Eman Ahmed Khamas speaks. Join them to help defend America, Free Iraq and our troops from baseless charges. If you have first hand knowledge of Iraq you are especially invited to come and help set the record straight about Saddam Hussein, US Forces and Free Iraq. If you know any Iraqi war veterans please give them this flyer. Bring a video camera or recorder so the meeting / Q & A session can be recorded, also any printed research materials you have or can dig up. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be there. Attached is a flyer in .pdf form.
PS: Here are some sites for research and printouts to bring:
Place and Time:
Code Pink presents Eman Ahmed Khamas
Tuesday, April 11th 7p.m.
Goddard Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church
4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, Arizona
I was able to confirm that the General Federation of Iraqi Women was indeed accused by Amnesty International
of being present at executions of women:In 2000, women were publicly beheaded in a campaign against prostitution. Men suspected of procuring women for the purposes of prostitution were also said to have been beheaded. In October 2000, dozens of women were beheaded in Baghdad and other cities. They had been arrested on suspicion of prostitution and ill-treated in custody before their execution. Members of Feda’iyye Saddam, a militia created in 1994 by ‘Uday Saddam Hussain, used swords to execute the women in front of their homes. Several of the killings were reportedly carried out in the presence of representatives of the Ba’ath Party and the General Federation of Iraqi Women.
And that Eman Ahmed Khamas, the speaker at the Code Pinko event, did indeed admit to being a member
of the General Federation of Iraqi women:Under Saddam Hussein I had a good job with the General Federation of Iraqi Women. Even though it was a fa?ade (sic) for the Ba-athist Party it was a good place for women to work and it did many good things for Iraqi women.
Here's some interesting video
of a Protest Warrior countering the propaganda of the Code Pinkos (strong language).
Update: She will be speaking in Tempe on April 10 as well