Thursday, August 19, 2004


Is it just me? Or are other people missing Salam as well?

Don't get me wrong, I love the other Iraqi bloggers and read them on a regular basis. Riverbend expresses herself with such eloquence and precision that she puts most native English speakers to shame. Zeyad from Healing Iraq, keeps dazzling us with his sharp intellect and most substantial posts. The brothers from Iraq the Model keep it real by reporting what is going on in real life on the ground and I love it when they post pictures. And many many more.

Salam wasn't the most eloquent, his pictures where ok and lets just say the substantial part was a bit thin on his blog. But he had tons of characters and he was funny. His blog had what I would call "Shwing". Shwing are the things in life that make you want to say barabeembaraboom. They are hard to put your finger on but you know shwing when you see it. Salam has tons of it.

So, here is my plan to get Salam to blog again. I suggest that we start a blog and call it "Where is Salam?". On this blog we will report the most ridiculous conspiracy theories about where Salam is. For example:

Salam abducted by aliens, proof found.
Salam spotted in Nebraska, panhandling on the streets.
Pictures of Salam shaking hands with Elvis Presley found in elderly women's attic.

If the theories get too ridiculous, Salam would be forced to resurface just to stop the rumors. What do you think?


#8/19/2004 09:59:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Jeffrey


Man, I'm glad you brought this up. I have spent hours reading his archives. He's a very unusual cat. Do you remember when he was on Nightline? Yeah, he walked around Baghdad with Ted Koppel. It was classic Salam. There was Ted with his flak jacket and Big Gray Hair and Salam rubbing his chin and grinning as he pointed out local oddities and ironies in the emerging Iraq.

Yes, I do miss his blog.


#8/19/2004 10:33:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger timx

If he has that Shwing, then you should do what it takes to get him back. The more variety there is in the blogs from Iraq, the more people like me from other parts of the world get to know Iraqis as people like everyone else! So keep finding new Iraqi bloggers!

#8/19/2004 10:58:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger F. in Amsterdam

*gasp* It worked!

#8/19/2004 10:59:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Fayrouz


Last I read on Australian newspapers he was touring Australia to promote his book and participate in some bloggers event.

In one of the interviews he mentioned calling his boss and asking him if he can get his job back. So, he probably is back as "Salam the Architect". Raed will know more about this subject.

#8/19/2004 11:28:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Things you don't know about Salam and he will never tell, ready to get this... OK... his father is a minister in the government.......I am sure 100%


#8/19/2004 11:28:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

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#8/20/2004 12:10:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger khalid jarrar

i think that Salam was trying to get somthing stck between his teeth, but he accedently swallowed his hand, and while he was trying to get his hand back, his stomach was attached to his ring, and he pulled his stomach out, and then he was disgusted alot by that, so he thew up, but he couldnt thow up cause his stomach was already out, so he got so mad and bit his tongue, and while he was doing that, a photographer passed by, who happened to be a pro-american dude, and he threatened salam that if he ever blogged again he would publish the pictures.
i am sure, 100%.

#8/20/2004 12:11:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger khalid jarrar

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#8/20/2004 12:12:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger khalid jarrar

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#8/20/2004 12:51:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Sorry for the double post I cann't login to delete one of them


#8/20/2004 02:23:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

i missed him loads.

um, F in Amsterdamn ~ i will believe it when i believe in fairies. well, tinkerbell did say if you clap loud enough...

#8/20/2004 02:27:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

btw ~ khalid & Ladybird, can you log back in yet? if you'd like me to edit out the double posts let me know.

(refreshing page sometimes works to view your comment if it doesn't appear first time).

#8/20/2004 03:10:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger F. in Amsterdam

> um, F in Amsterdamn

Ow, my ears.

Maybe it worked, or perhaps ihath played a trick on us, but shwing it is.

I don’t get the thing these people have for RPG launchers. The kids there, they don’t have little plastic guns to play with like you would expect from all good kids of guerrilla fighters but they carry home made RPG toys. Bless them.

#8/20/2004 03:39:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger khalid jarrar

damn! please delete the first two comments:*(

#8/20/2004 07:34:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Fayrouz


Login to your blogger account. Then open this page. You should see trash bin next to each of your comments. Clicking on it will delete the comment.

#8/20/2004 07:56:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Jeffrey

Everyone check this out.

Is this Salam Pax's new blog?

What do you think?


#8/21/2004 03:38:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Yes, that looks like it very well could be Salam's new blog, but the $64 Burning Question is:

How in the world did you find it?

Why did he start a new one? I'm just guessing that one of the reasons has to do with some legal mumbo jumbo relating to the publication of his wartime blog material and the rights thereof, which might complicate things.

If Emigre can determine its authenticity, perhaps it can be listed on the sidebar.

--Button (The Eclectic Chapbook)

#8/21/2004 09:07:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Jeffrey


I think I've confirmed it. It is Salam Pax.

Check out my reasoning at Iraqi Bloggers Central.



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