Actually, women in Iraq had a lot more freedoms than other Islamic countries.
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I guess I was quite surprised, that in this area of the world, with it's imbued muslim culture, to see women included in the police training, as I was equally NOT surprised to read that the concept of human rights was a difficult subject to teach.
NOTE: The following was received via full text e-mail direct from CPA Public Affairs, Iraq. There is no 3d party involvement. This was not lifted from any web site, consequently "no link". There are no copyright considerations.
Pool report of 4th graduation from Baghdad Police Academy, Thursday, June 03, 2004
Pooler: Thanassis Cambanis, Boston Globe, Iraq