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Iraqi Expat

Monday, July 11, 2005

Not In My Name

A candlelight vigil was held in front of the British Embassy in Bahrain to show solidarity with the British people, and to express rejection of the terror attacks in London. It was attended by over hundred people and there are some great pictures. [Hat Tip: Fayrouz]

Another vigil was held by 60 Jordanians outside the British Embassy in Jordan's capital, Amman, to protest at the London terror attacks and express solidarity with the British people. [Hat Tip: Natasha]
"We are here to say loudly 'no' to terrorism and to tell the world that Arabs and Jordanians are not terrorists and they condemn such acts," said Nidal Mansoor, head of local non-governmental organisation The Center to Protect Journalists.
This is great, and it says a lot. I am really glad I found this; however, I am a bit upset that these people and others didn't do something like this for the innocent Iraqis, nor did they show solidarity with them in any form, or did they? Especially the Jordanians, why didn't they? Or do they not think that what happens in Iraq is terrorism? Let's hope that they will realise that terrorism is terrorism, and it is barbaric and wrong no matter where it happens.


Blogger dcat said...

These terrorist cowards need to be wiped off the face of the earth! I wish none of this ever happened! You are right a vigil needs to be done for the Iraqis! It is unfair! War is unfair, getting attacked is unfair...! Killing of innocent people should never be bias!

Know this Ahmad that most of the good people like you and I do think about it but don’t make a production. I started looking for blogs after 911 when I found ITM in hopes of reaching out and finding good people! I knew that not all people felt the way people were saying. I refused to believe that and you know I was right! I did say a prayer for them as well as our own when I found out about the massacre. It does hurt though when only one group gets recognized. In fact it is a shame!

When Iraqi people get a more balance in their life I hope they erect a memorial site sort of what the US is doing with Ground Zero and now probably in London.

July 12, 2005 2:11 am  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

I am a bit upset that these people and others didn't do something like this for the innocent Iraqis, nor did they show solidarity with them in any form, or did they?

That's exactly my thought. Maybe after the London bombing they'll stop calling the terrorists in Iraq resistance or freedom fighters.

July 12, 2005 3:40 pm  
Blogger Goesh said...

Good point - where is the outrage, anger, concern, disgust and resolve from the so-called civilized world when most every day Iraqi civilians are being blown up? I see little solidarity going their way. We expect muslims to stand up enmasse and protest the London bombings when the sad fact of the matter is most people of the West don't even pay attention to the terrorist murders going on in Iraq - barely even a tongue cluck from most, but one attack in London and there comes a gushing and outpouring of sympathy and sentiment of solidarity. The fear and anxiety and hesitation felt by Londoners the day after the attack is felt by most Iraqis every single day of the year. We praise Londoners for resuming their daily affairs - keep a stiff upper lip - yet every single day most Iraqis show more resolve and determination in carrying on with their daily affairs than any Londoner of American post 9/11.

July 12, 2005 4:52 pm  
Blogger Goesh said...

If we want an example of courage and determination and fortitude and resolve, we need look no further than the Iraqi people. Why aren't there American human shields protecting Iraqi markets and hospitals? they were there to protect the Iraqi people when saddam was in power.

July 12, 2005 5:01 pm  
Blogger Osama - Iraqi said...

Its simple, Jordanians don’t think we are worth it, sad but it’s the truth.

But wait till we will have some oil going their direction...

July 12, 2005 7:05 pm  

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