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· July, 2005

Stories about Iraq from July, 2005

Iraq: Started to worry ..

29 July 2005

A mother of three writes about the difficulties of trying to raise her children in Iraq.

Iraqi blogger Khalid Jarrar is freed

23 July 2005

Iraqi blogger Khalid Jarrar, whose detention by the Iraqi secret police we reported last week, has now been released according to his brother Raed and his mother Faiza. The Jarrar family were never big fans of the U.S. presence in Iraq. This experience appears to have made them even less...

Iraq: Constitution finished early?

21 July 2005

Iraq the Model is reporting that work on the proposed Iraqi constitution may be finished by the end of July, and thus won't need to use a proposed 6 month extention.

Iraqi: KJ Update

20 July 2005

Iraq Blog Count tell us that the number of signatures on the petition to release Khalid Jarrar has risen to well above 600.

Iraq: Corruption, thieves

19 July 2005

Sami of An Iraqi's Thoughts laments continued corruption in Iraq: “The collapse of Iraqi society in front of your eyes is sad, sad because the end of the tyrant was meant to bring a new beggininng.”

Iraq: Horrors of War and Terrorism

19 July 2005

Husayn Uthman, who writes Democracy in Iraq (Is Here!), compares the London bombings to daily life in Iraq: “I am very sad to see what happened in London, but for me, it is nothing new, those of us in Iraq have become used to tens of people dying on a...

Iraq: Saddam, The US, and their Victims

19 July 2005

Raed Jarrar writes that “I used to daydream during my high school years in Baghdad about the day that Saddam will fall; it was one of my fantasies. I wanted to know all the secrets behind his irresponsible and aggressive decisions since he came to power in the early eighties.”...

Iraq: Raed in the Middle

18 July 2005

Khalid Jarrar's brother, Raed, continues to blog despite his brother's imprisonment: here, he condemns targeting Iraqi civilians, while here he points out that food rations are either getting smaller or just being terminated.

Iran: Petition for Khalid

18 July 2005

The Committee to Protect Bloggers points out that petition to free imprisioned Iraqi blogger Khalid Jarrar has been set up. At post time, it had more than 400 signatures.

Khalid Jarrar: Iraqi blogger detained

15 July 2005

Blogger Khalid Jarrar, author of Secrets in Baghdad, remains in custody of the Iraqi intelligence service, known as the Mukhabarat. As we reported yesterday, Khalid's brother Raed says their family was relieved to hear on Thursday morning that Khalid is still alive after going missing for two days. On Sunday,...

Fortunately, It's a Nice Governmental Gang!

14 July 2005

Raed of Raed in the Middle is relieved to find out that his brother Khalid, who had been missing for several days, is alive; he called from the secret police's jail. Raed explains why getting arrested by the secret police was the best of many possible scenarios.

Visiting Kurdistan

12 July 2005

Omar from Iraq the Model spent the past few weekstravelling in northern Iraq; he was particularly impressed by the city of Sulaymaniya.

Iraqi Expat: Muslims Against Terrorism

11 July 2005

Iraqi Expat, in a post titled “Muslims Against Terrorism”, suggests that the anti-terrorist efforts in the Muslim blogosphere should join forces.

Middle East and North Africa Friday Blog Roundup

8 July 2005

Beirut Spring has posted a banner condemning terrorism in both English and Arabic. Saudi Jeans has been looking on the Arabic blogs for commentary on the London bombings but has not yet found any; if you see any, make sure to pass it on to him. Chan’ad Bahraini simply asks...

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