An Excuse 

Is the deliberate association of Sunni Arabs to ISIL is part of a plan to gain support for displacing Iraqis ?  The dominating forces in Iraq are executing a plan for demographic change

Let’s remember that Iraq under the tyrant Sadam was a secular country where no extremists religious terrorist organisation existed …

Sectarian Tensions flare in Baghdad as some Sunni Arab families forced from Neighborhoods

No victorious but GOD, Andalusian tile

Syrian Resilience, A Portrait. — John Wreford Photographer

 

This photo reminded me of those lovely trips we used to make in the spring from Baghdad to that land between the two rivers south of Mosul. I can picture the lovely flowers as in monet’s poppies. My Grand Father used to meet his team of shepherds who cared for his sheep. They used to follow the rain between Syria and Iraq. He had a large Bedouin tent, smoked Hubble-bubble and wear a hand made coat made from sheep skin. At dawn you hear the lambs calling their mums after the Bedouin milk them. We had a breakfast of a lovely fresh yogurt with a choice honey and date syrup.

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One Thousand and one Nights

Nabeel Ali – Iraqi Artist
Witty, poetic, erotic and brutal, One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by the young Shahrazad under sentence of death to King Shahrayar. Maddened by the discovery of his wife’s orgies, King Shahrayar believes all women are unfaithful and vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. To survive, his newest wife Shahrazad spins a web of tales night after night, leaving the King in suspense when morning comes, thus prolonging her life for another day. Written in Arabic from tales gathered in India, Persia and across the great Arab empire, these mesmerising stories tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. Now adapted by Hanan al-Shaykh the One Thousand and One Nightsare revealed in an intoxicating new voice.

One 1000 & one night