Tuesday, August 31, 2010

* Do not just walk away; you have not accomplished the mission yet. George Bush was not completely serious when he said it, believe me! Do not hand Iraq to amateurs and terrorists. I do not think democracy will work in seven years in a place where no definition of democracy had ever existed. Do not leave a prime minister who indifferently says ‘well…yeah.. The electric power is a problem here.. What can we do?’ Well, you are the damn prime minister; you should know what to do about it! That was a very reassuring statement from the head of the state and a clear message to the Iraqi people saying: Sorry guys, go buy more electric generators for your houses, I just do not know what the heck I am doing.
We have achieved one thing though; we are in the top 10 of the world’s most corrupt countries. We were number two. Damn, we could not make it to the top.
If we Iraqis are the problem, then teach us.

* I got introduced to a friend of a friend last week. After the usual boring conversation about ‘why I do not look like an Iraqi’ (like we have a stamp on our forehead saying ‘Iraqi’) we came across Saddam and how cruel he was, then she surprisingly asked: ‘Is Saddam an Iraqi?!!’ I said: ‘umm.. I guess!’, she replied with all seriousness: ‘I thought he was from Afghanistan’!!
I do not have a problem with ignorant people, but please..please.. do NOT vote.

* I passed the national board dental examination and am going to apply for the advanced program for foreign trained dentists. It is a 2 or 3 years program. Upon successful completion, I will get the license to practice dentistry in the US.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

** From all the photos taken on the election day, The New York Times and NY Daily News decided to choose these ones, I wonder why?

** I was so worried about my parents on the election day, so I phoned them. I talked to my father and asked him if everything was ok. My father said: ‘It was just mortar attacks and a couple of rockets, its nothing. I did not care anyway, I went to vote’!

It’s really worrying how Iraqis do not perceive the danger anymore. Ordinary people have become so desensitized to the extent that ‘a couple of rockets’ is not alarming any longer.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Hi there! 

I went to bed at 10 and now its 12:00 AM and I can’t sleep, I turned on the laptop and didn’t know what to do with it, as we (my laptop and I) are having some issues these days (‘he’ is getting slower everyday). No complaints though, anything you find online is definitely more interesting than watching the ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ or ‘Fashion Police’.
I decided to read some blogs about Iraq. I came across iraqataglance blog and remembered that it was mine! So I decided to write a couple of lines.
Let me start by saying I LOVE NYC and I enjoy every part of it. I moved to NY few months ago and I’m enjoying my life here (it’s just too expensive!).
I started studying for my dental board exam last month and I’m stuck with Anatomy. Every time I flip a page I feel like the rest of the book is getting thicker! Hopefully I will make it this month and flip the last page to start another boring journey with a different required material for the exam.

Now, what’s going on in Iraq? Another suicide bomber killed and injured tens of Iraqi pilgrims today. This is not the first time people are being targeted by suicide bombers during festivals.
I don’t understand why people insist on gathering in thousands and make their way on foot to a city more than 50 miles away from Baghdad on the ‘Arbaeen’ (a commemoration of some revered relative of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam)? They know they could be in danger, then why the hell do they jeopardize their lives? Drop it for a couple of years and do whatever you want to do when the country is safe.

Who’s responsible for these attacks? groups? Countries? Or political parties fighting over parliamentary elections?

I talked to my parents and they sounded no different than what they used to say 5 years ago: No electricity, no safety, water is polluted, corrupt politicians…. Etc. I just want to know only one remarkable change this government has achieved since it came to power.

Excuse me now, the daily show with Jon Stewart just started! My favourite 

Monday, April 06, 2009

Khidur Abdul Qadir, an Iraqi child, kidnapped, tortured and kept hostage for 2 year by the terrorists in Al-Anbar province west of Iraq. One of the devastating stories of the Iraqi families. Iraqis were patiently awaiting the fall of Saddam and now they are facing terrorists, extremists and fundamentalists. Khidur's innocent look and his father's heartbreaking sighs really touched me and I decided to translate it and share it with you to feel the pain suffered by some families in this troubled country. Report by Al-Arabiya channel.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

From Iraq to an island in the Mediterranean Sea passing through Turkey, spending 3 years trying to settle down, and when it didn’t work I left that island to the United Kingdom where my biggest misfortune and disappointment were.
Not many countries left for me as an Iraqi trying to start a peaceful life in a free country; therefore I decided to try to get a visa to the United States, hoping that I could settle down there.
I applied and here I am in the states starting from square one. I arrived at JFK airport two weeks ago.
All I care about is getting a place where I could reside freely as long as I want, no laws change, no residencies expire, no scaring news saying: you might be sent back to Iraq as your country is ‘getting better’, I am sick of this. Nobody is trying to understand that Iraq is falling in the hands of Islamic gangs, and there’s no place for free Iraqis there and there will never be.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Dear friends,
Today I opened my blog’s email and found many emails asking about me and the reason I stopped blogging. I can not apologize enough for not replying as I stopped checking my blog and this email for almost a year.
The rapid and crazy events that have been going on in Iraq since 2006 are difficult to analyze and the future is not easy to predict.
One of the reasons that I stopped blogging is that my country became a religious state, I hear that from my parents and friends as the media does not cover such news. In 5 years, people became so fond of Islam with more and more black and white turbans and unshaved beards seen everywhere.
Well, I am in the United Kingdom, arrived Dec. Last year. I’ve been through difficult time over the past 8 months for personal reasons.
I hope I could start blogging again soon.
Thanks a lot

Sunday, December 31, 2006

That’s it, he has been executed, I hope this will help minimize the violence in this burning country.
But the disgusting part is after watching the cell phone video recording of his execution; it really made me sad for what is waiting for Iraq.
It’s clear that those executioners are fanatic Shiites, including the members of the current Iraqi government who witnessed the execution. I can tell that one of them, despite he was masked (the one behind Saddam) keeps that thick Shiite beard and he was trying hardly to cover it, then the witnesses chanted ‘Long live Mohammed Baqir Al-Sadr’ and ‘grant victory to his son, Muqtada, Muqtada, Muqtada’.. !!
We get rid of a tyrant to glorify a retarded fat boy!
Can you imagine how strong Al-Sadr and Al- Hakim are getting? They are everywhere in the government and they have controlled almost everything.
Will the Shiites start seriously building a destroyed country or will they follow their ugly new clerics and wait for their hidden twelfth Imam to emerge in the end times?!
Are we changing Saddam’s pictures with bearded men?
Is Iraq going to be an Islamic Republic?
The Iraqi doctors, engineers and professionals are getting killed, the rest are leaving the country and thousands others left under Saddam.. who will run Iraq? The SCIRI? Sadrists? Saddam's Loyals?
Shall I forget this country forever?

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Finally, He was sentenced to death by hanging.
I was waiting impatiently for Saddam to show up, he should have stood up during the reading of the verdict, but as I expected, he has not, he squared his shoulders and refused to stand up. He looked astonished and apprehensive, then went on shouting after reading the verdict: ‘Allahu Akbar, Ash AlSh’ab, Almaot llMuhtallen….’ [ God is great..long live the people..death to the occupiers].
I was watching it alone in my flat, honestly, tears flew down my face as the judge announced the ‘death by hanging’ sentence, I don’t know why! Yes, he destroyed my country, killed people, ruined everything, squandered our fortune, and dispossessed tens of thousands of Iraqis and many uncountable crimes. But I feel sorry for him today!
I wonder what’s going on in Iraq right now, and what will happen after the curfew is over?

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Power Of Force 

In a café downtown yesterday, my friends and I were discussing the situation in Iraq and how it is getting worse day by day. The topic of conversation was about Islam : ‘The Pope is completely right about Islam’ V. said, an Iraqi Christian friend; ‘Yeah, even early Muslims stated that Islam spread by Khadeja’s money and Ali’s sword’ I replied opening an interesting and complicated subject.

Our guest was R. an Iraqi Christian who just came from Iraq. ‘My sister is compelled to wear ‘hijab’ (the headscarf) even when she goes out to the porch, our neighbourhood is so dangerous and we are so scared of those Islamic groups’. Said R. miserably, he stunned us with unbelievable events in Iraq, which were never mentioned in any newspaper or TV channel.
‘Yes, my sisters too, they were warned by the neighbours’ added G. another Iraqi Christian friend of mine.
‘Taliban movement is taking place in Iraq, terrorists are controlling the country, and the government is so fragile’ I said with disappointment.
The antifeminist Islamic nature just started in Iraq, by compelling the women to wear the headscarf, even if she was a Christian! It is a Must, believe it or else..
They say that Islam protected the woman and fully respected her. Yes, by repressing her rights and being inferior to the man.
I wish some Muslims read this post and can leave USEFUL comments regarding this topic, without cursing and calling me an infidel.
(Being out of Iraq makes me feel a little safer in speaking my mind on such matters; you never know what could happen to you in Iraq, should you dare express your believes and opinions).

How did Islam give women their rights? By saying {Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four……or a captive…} sura 4:3 (Sura means a chapter in the Koran)
Or {..to the male, a portion equal to that of two females..} In regards to inheritance. And {Men are the maintainers of women…….to those disloyal and ill-conducted women; admonish them, refuse to share their beds, BEAT them…..Allah is great}! Sura 4:34 , Muslims defend this verse by saying ‘Allah meant beating them lightly and not at the face’!!!! Yeah. Perhaps to them this is respect, compassion, love for their women! By this verse alone, you see tens of thousands of women are getting abused, from as far as Afghanistan to Morocco, with no mercy, and all because it is mentioned in the ‘holy’ book about how to handle such cases. First you advise her, if it did not work, go ahead, and blow her head.
Here is another one {Stay in your houses and do not show a dazzling display} (no make-up). Sura 33:33, and several other suras, will discuss them in the new upcoming blog.
That is in addition to Mohammed’s sayings and deeds of considering women as evil (in spite of his extreme interest in them!).
Ali Bin Abi Talib (his cousin) said: ‘the entire woman is an evil, and the worse thing is that she is a necessary evil’, how rude and misogynous.
Arab women before Islam were highly respected and often intervening disputes, making important decisions, carrying out business transactions, especially trading like Khadeja (Mohammed’s first wealthy wife, he was married to her for 15 years and she was the only wife. After her death he started his joyful trip in women’s world).
Sadly, the Muslim woman is repressed now, along those 14 centuries, she had been deprived from her rights and is getting flogged and lapidated in some countries, I can’t forget that public beheading video clip of a Muslim woman in Afghanistan (or Saudi Arabia, I am not sure), because she ‘committed a wrongdoing’. Whereas you can notice the word ‘forgiveness’ in the Bible mentioned in many occasions and for the above incident, you can somehow find a similar story: {your sins are forgiven} Luke 7:48, {your faith has saved you, go in peace}Luke 7:50. And when the Pharisees arrested a woman, after committing adultery, and brought her to Jesus, He said {He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her………woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?.........neither do I condemn you. Go your way. And sin no more} John 8:3-8:11. No sword, no beheading, no horrible acts, Just go and do not do it again.
Anyway, there is no need to compare, we know that the difference is huge.

Iraq was liberated from the tyranny and dictatorship, and fell in a deep hole of sickening disgusting Islamic laws, which will get the country back to Muhammed’s ages. A secular Iraq under Saddam is going to be an Islamic country under Hakeems, Sadrists, Sunnis, Wahhabis…and whoever keeps his beard growing nowadays to be the upcoming Ayatollah or Sheikh Al-Muslimeen. I am waiting for the next liberation, which is much more difficult to be achieved, the liberation of Muslims from Islam.

The number of Iraqis who are leaving the country is increasing dramatically, maybe more than Saddam’s days, Iraqi asylum seekers will fill the world (except US and GB, for obvious reasons.. I learned that 99% of Iraqis are getting rejected in England, months earlier they were about to get deported in the midst of those crazy waves of violence, as ‘they have no serious case’, its like saying: go back to your country, and if they kill you, come back here coz you’ll have a serious case by then!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hey! Here I am, waking up again, I guess I said, months ago, that I would be posting weekly; obviously, I could not keep my word!
I know that this blog got abandoned, and links wiped off several websites and blogs, but I’ll try to find a way to keep it up or switch to a new blog mainly about religions and society.
Actually, I do not know why I lost my urge to write in this blog; I got a mingled feeling of being glum and indifferent about Iraq, especially after it was occupied by Islam and Islamists, the religion that I’ll share in fighting its poisonous ideas and try to make it peaceful; since its difficult to convince those millions that it is not holy nor revealed to their prophet.
I am thinking in composing a book or building a website (which is quite easier) to put down discussions regarding religions and their effects especially in the Middle East and the surroundings.
And now I am struggling to find myself in the country I reside in currently, lovely people, nice weather (except August!), not bad job(I am not working as a dentist for now, honestly, I do not remember what that filling consists of! Sometimes this thing pisses me off).
I just wanted to say that I am fine (except my diet! I started a ‘wonderful’ diet a couple of weeks ago, I was 99.5 Kg and now 102!! What’s wrong? I do not know!).
I hope I could start my new website soon. Regards.

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