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Salam Adil

- not my real name. Why? I run a well known Arab company and blogging lets me say what I really think without worrying about who is reading. I am an Iraqi who has lived nearly all my life in London. I feel blogs give people a small snapshot into the worlds of ordinary people from their front door, which the media cannot. Without blogging you would only ever see the journalists side of the picture.
Finally – I also blog. You can read my thoughts at

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Latest posts by Salam Adil

26 February 2011

Iraq: To the entire WORLD, #IRAQIS are coming…

Iraqi people were inspired the revolutions around the Arab world and announced their own day of rage on the 25th February. The main demonstration centred on Tahrir square in Baghdad...

10 February 2011

Egypt: A Very Egyptian Coup

It started with a wish...then a trickle of rumours, and and by the time the army made “announcement number 1″ on Egyptian State TV - Twitter had a major flood...

31 January 2011

Iraq: A Salute to the People of Egypt

Salam Adil rounds up the Iraqi bloggers' take on the demonstrations in Egypt. Read it now before the world changes.

20 March 2010

Iraq: Seven Years On

With the recent elections still fresh in the news it is all too easy to forget that the anniversary of the start of the war is this week. But this...

8 March 2010

Iraq: Baghdad, Bombs and Ballots

Will the elections herald a new era of political stability for Iraq or will it be more of the same? Iraqi bloggers discuss their fears and hopes on the day...

5 July 2009

Iraq – Sovereignty?

"It is like deja-vu all over again. How many times will the media declare Iraqi Sovereignty and us bloggers are expected to stand up and respectfully applaud?" writes Salam Adil...

28 June 2009

Iraq: Reflecting on Iran

Assuming my dear readers have not been living in a cave for the past couple of weeks, the developments after the recent Iranian elections need no introduction. Here I present,...

Iraq: Remembering Michael Jackson

There was some comment in the Iraqi blogs on Michael Jackson. But first… If you read no other blog this week read this one: A little late in the posting...

26 March 2009

Iraq: Six Years On

It's the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war and while bloggers remember the past, few seem to look to the future anymore. Salam Adil reviews the Iraqi blogosphere for reactions.

14 March 2009

Iraq: Increasing Violence and Fragile Security

A new wave of bombings is rocking Baghdad after a period of relative quiet. Salam Adil digs into the Iraqi blogosphere for the reactions of bloggers on the recent developments...

3 February 2009

Iraq: Elections Have Come and Gone

Elections have come and gone in Iraq. With reports that the day passed peacefully, the whole process could have been seen as the most boring national event after the war....

16 December 2008

George Bush and Iraq: ‘Shoe'denfreude?

Will this become one of those moments in history? In years to come will you recount to your grand children where you were when an Iraqi journalist, Montather Al-Zeidi, threw...

5 November 2008

Iraq: OBAMAAAAAAA!!!! woooohooooo. Wow!!!

So says Neurotic Iraqi Wife. Overall Iraqi blogs were positive toward president elect Obama, but not all bloggers were happy. Salam Adil rounds up Iraqi reactions to the American presidential...

4 November 2008

Who Would Iraq Elect, Obama or McCain?

As Nibras Kazimi says, "Perhaps no other country in the world sees itself as directly affected by Tuesday’s outcome as much as Iraq... If any case could be made that...

24 October 2008

Iraq: Assassination for All Iraqi Interpreters!!!

This is the view that Iraqi Interpreter took of a decision made by the commander of the Multinational Forces in Iraq. Under a new rule, Iraqis who work alongside American...

22 September 2008

Iraq: Look at the World – Where is peace?

Today a mixed bag of posts. A meeting of old friends, a little politics, a coin of excellence, a dose of female geekery and, if you read to the end,...

1 September 2008

Iraq: “Obama couldn't care less about us”… says Iraqi Pundit. Apart from the usual suspects, talk of the US Presidential campaign in Iraqi blogs is pretty thin on the ground. But that silence in itself speaks...

Iraq: They call this freedom

It can be hard to believe that it is approaching 2000 days since the beginning of the occupation of Iraq. After all the promises and expectations made at the start...

17 May 2008

Iraq: BlogIraq is Dead

I am sad to report the death of Ahmed the writer of the blog BlogIraq who was murdered in the Al-Mansour district of Baghdad. May he rest in peace. Also,...

7 May 2008

Iraq: Stop the massacre in Sadr City…

… so says Al-Ghad. In the weeks following the high profile attack on Basra by the Iraqi army and its high profile failure something of a low-level war has been...

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