Sunday, July 09, 2006

Iraqis are winning Iraq

I read a wonderful post tonight (last night, I'm writing this at 2:53 am!), and it just must be shared. Omar and Mohammed from Iraq the Model (ITM) were reading about what was happening in the Gaza Strip according to BBC (Arabic). The title of their article is Singing out of the flock.

What appears to be taking to place is that the Iraqi people have taken to freedom as the deer takes to the water. (Psalm 42:1) Many people talked about the ME with no knowledge of history or mankind. They would claim, "You cannot force democracy on people who never knew what it was like to be free." How ignorant!

I was reminded of those statements as I read these comments that Omar and Mohammed presented to us, interpreted of course. lol. Here is a sample of the ones that touched me the most:
"There are trends that still live by the past and its dark residues of killing ignorance.

We are the sons of today and our minds must develop at a pace close to that of intellectual development of the world. We cannot solve issues with violence, murder and destruction of nations. We have to use logic and dialogue to convince those you disagree with, and once we do that we will have defeated our enemies, at least on the political arena which enables us to win the moral case before other nations.

Reckless policies that believe only in rifles, cannons and slayings belong to the past and will bring nothing but further destruction and chaos.

Strange they speak in the name of Islam while the prophet of Islam was tolerant in dealing with his enemies [whenever he could] for the sake of his message. Those who slay people like sheep are far from the values of that honorable message"
Hashim al-Tabatabai: Baghdad/Iraq.

"I wonder how much time and blood it will take until Arabs and Muslims realize that the world is not the property of their ancestors and that God is not a trademark of their minds and that terror is a dead-end that leads only to more destruction.

Israel is a civilized country defending herself from barbaric savages whose minds are made of stone…minds that do not want to believe they are living in the 21st century.

What's happening to the Palestinians despite its cruelty is going to be a good lesson for them to learn they must clear their community off the hateful fundamentalist terror mentality…[Quranic verse] "God will not change people until they change what's within themselves"…but, will you change?!!"
Abu Ayoub al-Iraqi.

"I just want to say that I stand in admiration and respect for the nation that wouldn't mind destroying the world for the sake of her sons' safety; a nation that doesn't care about the consequences for their operations in Gaza as long as the soldier is still kidnapped and has to be set free.

Let Arabs and Muslims learn how human life is highly valued in all non-Arab, non-Muslim countries"
Hassan al-Shami: Baghdad/Iraq.
The brothers like to be fair, so they included also the opposite opinions from people outside of Iraq. Here are a few:
"…I don't know what's wrong with some of the posters from Iraq whom I question their Arabism. That Americanized Iraqi says Israel is a civilized country!! And says Israel is defending herself from barbarians!!

Abu Ayoub: As a Muslim woman I ask you; who desecrated your honor in Abu Ghraib and who raped that 15 year old girl?

Your speech will not find ears among anyone with dignity"
Um Ammar: San'aa/Yemen.

"I think the occupation brainwashed some of our Iraqi brothers that they no longer distinguish between right and wrong or between the oppressor and the oppressed.

We understand your bitterness about your situation and we hurt for you but I call upon you to go back to reason before making judgments and to not listen to the propaganda of Iraq's enemies"
Mourad. [unknown location].
They scanned over 500 comments, and decided on a few. These are fewer than that. Please go read their site by clicking on the title of their article. This is one site I go to on a regular basis, because they will tell the truth. The good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. I admire and respecct them for this. It is more than I can say for any paper in America (except Michael Yon, of course). Thank you, and have a great day.

Category: Iraq, Israel and (ME) News.
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