We will not be far from reality if we say that Iraq has become something like a slaughterhouse, where human beings are massacred day in and day out with the victims unaware of why they are being slaughtered.
In ancient times people were offered as sacrifices to appease the gods. These sacrifices, including mainly [Read more]
Recent media reports indicate that the new government's top priority will be to launch a massive attack for yet another "liberation" of Baghdad.
U.S. occupation troops and Iraqi forces will take part in this large-scale military operation. The ultimate aim will be to comb Baghdad, a city of some 6 million people, [Read more]
Since Baghdad fell to U.S. troops on April 9, 2003, a new kind of war has begun in our country which is more barbaric, more vicious and more evil than any ever seen in the modern world.
Instead of planting democracy, tolerance, human rights and reconciliation, the U.S. occupation has bred sectarian and ethnic strife, [Read more]
The holy men whose shrines dot our land all unequivocally denounce violence. Many of them in fact have been victims of intolerance and violent actions by their adversaries.
Today Iraqis – whether Shiite or Sunni – are sad, after the bombing of Holy Shrine of al-Askari in Samarra.
As we mourn the destruction of [Read more]
The harsh beating of Iraqi youths by British soldiers two years ago in the southern city of Basra was a heinous act.
Prime Minister Tony Blair's government has rushed to investigate the incident after Sunday's [Feb. 12] News of the World newspaper showed pictures of British troops abusing Iraqi youths. [Read more]
We remember the suffering Iraqis underwent due to U.N. trade sanctions, which lasted from 1990 to shortly after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
The victims of the embargo were millions of ordinary Iraqis who were denied food and medicine and basic amenities.
The people of Iraq were the victims of the U.N.-imposed and [Read more]
I have had a look at the cartoons undermining the great prophet of Islam and humanity, Mohammed. [SEE IMAGES ON RIGHT]
They are not innocent. They are an attempt to destroy the picture of Islam as a mission of tolerance disseminating knowledge, science and coexistence among peoples and tribes.
In this view I am not [Read more]
U.S. troops have withdrawn from the part of the northern city of Mosul situated on the right bank of the Tigris River, and have handed security of this vital part of the restive city to Iraqi forces.
The part now under Iraqi control makes up the largest portion of the city of nearly 2 million people. U.S. troops are [Read more]
Many Iraqis have expressed indignation and disappointment at U.S. President George W. Bush's prediction that violence this year is to further intensify. They were even angrier when the President openly supported the government's decision to boost fuel prices nearly fivefold. Some even accused the President of [Read more]
Journalists working in Iraq face huge risks, often emanating from unruly armed gangs and armed groups.
In the process of braving these risks, many journalists have lost their lives. Several have been kidnapped and released later. Many have been injured.
The suffering of and blood shed by reporters in Iraq have [Read more]