"Campaign Of Intimidation"
Maysam Kaleel, 22, of
Basra, center, laughs with friends after classes
at Basra University in Basra, Iraq, on Saturday, March 20, 2004. Almost all
female students at Basra University wear hijab because they feel if they
don't, they will get killed by Shiite Muslim religious extremists, backed by
armed militias. Fundamentalists are waging a campaign of intimidation to
enforce a strict Islamic code of conduct in Iraq's second largest city.