Friday, February 18, 2005
"Kurds will oppose setting up an Islamic republic if this question is asked by other political forces in Iraq... Of course we are a Muslim people and we must respect our Muslim identity but we cannot pit religion against democracy."Adnan Mufti, a senior member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
"What Kurds want is a republican regime founded on the principle of rotation of power, with a parliamentary system, a separation of powers and a separation of religion and the state."Sami Shursh, the unofficial minister of culture within the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
(courtesy of the AFP).