Sunday, February 11, 2007

Where Do I Turn? - Continued . . .

Please read the post preceding this first.

I'd finished writing that post and began scanning B.I.D.E. Global Blog Feed in the sidebar, had a blog post catch my eye, followed it down and it lead me to another blog from which I must quote.

I put that man's picture here because he looks like a really decent person and I really can't tell what Faith he may have. Also, I bet he wouldn't hold it against a person if they belonged to a Faith other than his.

If you haven't read the post before this one, please do 'cause it will make this one make more sense; although, the 14-year-old Iraqi girl that I'll be quoting, really does make a ton of sense all on her own.

So . . .

Here's a quote from the blog, Days of My Life ~ Talk about daily life of a teenage girl in Iraq:

"I got a letter from a dear friend of mine telling me that the media says that the Sunnis kill the Shiites and the Shiites kill Sunnites in Iraq .. OOOOHHHHH Of course that is not true , Sunnites and Shiites have been living together for ages , they marry each other , I have relatives married Shiites women\men, if that was true , that means my parents’ uncle should kill his wife ,my mom’s uncle should kill his wife , some of my parents’ cousins should kill their wives\husbands !!!!!!!! and I should kill my two best friends , that is ridiculous…

"In my grandparents’ neighborhood, there are people from many religions there are Muslims(Sunnites, Shiites) , Christians , Subba , &Armenians.. they are more than neighbors , like one family , when my eye problem happened ( I had Deplopia) our Christian neighbors went to the church and lightened candles for me , and our Shiites neighbors went to Karbala , she traveled to another city , just to pray for me ( Karbala is a religious place specially for Shiites ), the examples are so many . I’ve talked about that in many posts . and said that in many interviews , and I will keep saying that till the people in the world start to realize , that Iraqis (Sunnites and Shiites) live in Iraq for more than 1400 years, they are MUSLIMS and IRAQIS.

"We go shopping together , if we need any help , we ask our neighbors to help us , because we are all Iraqis , no matter what are our religion , nor creeds , I didn’t know what are Shiites and Sunnites until I was 12 years old, and lately it appears that there are more creeds , Shafee and hanafy !!!!!! and other creeds , I don’t know which one I belong to , and I don’t even want to know , those names are not important , we all believe in the same god , and say the same prayers , no matter how do we stand and those formals if we put our hand together when we pray or not !!!!!!, what’s important is what is there inside our hearts .

"So , NO we don’t kill each other , the terrorists who kill Shiites are the same who kill Sunnites , it is impossible that Good Iraqis kill each other , no matter what is their religions nor creeds …
In my own big family , there are Arabs and Kurd , Sunnites and Shiites , Iraqis Americans , British , Turks , and Germans ( my parent’s uncle married a British lady , his daughter married a guy originally from Germany , and my dad’s cousin has a Turkish wife, many of my relatives married Shiites ) , what a mixture !!....

"From many nationalities and creeds. We are one big family..."

2 comments:

Sunshine said...

Hello...
thanks a lot for commenting in my blog , it means a lot for me , and i do hope you will continue reading my blog , and telling me about your opinions ..
thanks for writing about this subject so that many people will know the truth..
best regards ,
Sunshine.

Alexander M said...

Sunshine,
I'm sorry...
I remeber writing in your blog but, for the life of me, I can't find the link...
I clicked on your name in the comment you made and it went nowhere...
Please, Oh, Please, write out your blogs address here, o.k.?

~ Alex