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· July, 2005

Stories about Iraq from July, 2005

Iraq: It's time to call them (OUTSIDERS)

The Iraq blog A Free Writer suggests that the term ‘extremist’ be retired in favor of “outsiders”.

Iraq: Started to worry ..

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

Iraq: Are We Going To Let Them Win?

Iraq the Model asks: “Did Syria and Iran win in their indirect war on Iraq?”

Iraq: Draft Constitution Fails To Impress

Omar of Iraq The Model looks at the current draft Iraqi constitution and finds it lacking.

Iraqi blogger Khalid Jarrar is freed

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...

Iraq: Constitution finished early?

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...

Iraqi: KJ Update

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

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...

Iraq: Horrors of War and Terrorism

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...

Iraq: Saddam, The US, and their Victims

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...

Iraq: Raed in the Middle

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...

Iran: Petition for Khalid

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

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...

A Free Writer: Some thing to say about Iraqi bloggers

The Iraqi blog A Free Writer looks about the commonalities of all Iraqi bloggers.

Fortunately, It's a Nice Governmental Gang!

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...

Free Iraqi: Answering readers’ questions.

A Free Iraqi takes some time out to dip into his mail bag and answer some of his readers’ questions.

Visiting Kurdistan

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

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

Egyptian Person: Egyptians React to Ambassador’s killing
رد الفعل في مصر على قتل السفير

Egyptian Person surveys Egyptian reaction to the murder of their embassador to Iraq. Most interesting that he's reporting the Mufti said that “killing the ambassador is considered by Allah a...

Middle East and North Africa Friday Blog Roundup

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...

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