Securing Iraq (2) The Murder of Lameah Abed Khadouri al-Sakri

An Iraqi woman MP, Lameah Abed Khadouri al-Sakri, was shot nine times
n the chest and head by a terrorist yesterday. She was an MP
representing a secular party and was, according to the Times, ‘an advocate of women’s rights’ who was ‘known for here work with widows and orphans’. A former schools inspector, and a Shia Muslim, Ms al-Sakri may have been murdered as a woman by the radical Islamists, as a Shia by Sunni sectarians, or as an MP by the Ba’athists. As a democrat she will be honoured. (AJ)