I usually don’t comment on politics. You may have noticed that. I’m not going to stray far from that today, but I wanted to point you all towards a blog I’ve just discovered, written by a 24-year-old Iraqi dentist living in Baghdad who happens to speak English fluently. It’s called Healing Iraq. Especially notable is this entry, which I encourage everyone to read.
A quote to get you started, from his first entry (made only three days ago):
This is my first post. A bit about myself; My name is Zeyad. I’m 24, male. I live in Baghdad, Iraq. Also lived in the UK prior to the first Gulf war. I work as a dentist.
Unfortunately, there haven’t been enough Iraqis running weblogs lately. There are only five of them as far as I know. I took it upon myself to start a weblog and introduce other Iraqis to this new (to us at least) and exciting world. Internet use in Iraq is very low, compared to other countries in the region. But it is growing daily. And more and more Iraqis will be able to post what they think about whatever is happening in their country and the rest of the world. Their voice will be heard at last, now that they have nothing to fear from doing so.
Go, bookmark, and enjoy!