Thursday, February 23, 2006

Madly in Love with Iraq

Hala, the latest addition to the Iraqi blogosphere, is an Iraqi lady living in London.

Madly in Love with Iraq

She has this to say about herself:

I live and work in London for some time now. I might be far, but in reality very close.
Not a typical Iraqi woman, simply because I am exposed to a different culture and live under different threats. But I never felt for a second that this is home.

She has guestblogged on Salam Adil's blog before, and her posts have often elicited thoughtful debate among Iraqi commenters.

Please welcome her to the blogosphere.

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#2/28/2006 05:04:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Tara

رحت اليوم بلوج هالة و فعلا يستاهل ان الواحد يقراه

شكرا يا زياد على التنويه عنه


#3/08/2006 09:28:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger CharlesWT

Odd though it may sound, somewhere in Baghdad a man is working in secrecy to edit new Arabic versions of Liberalism, by the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises, and In Defense of Global Capitalism, by the Swedish economist Johan Norberg. He is doing this at some risk of kidnap, beating, and death, because he hopes that a new Arabic-language Web site, called in Arabic—can change the world by publishing liberal classics.

Odder still, he may be right.

Interviewed by email, he asks to be known by a pseudonym, H. Ali Kamil. A Shiite from Iraq's south, he is an accomplished scholar, but he asks that no other personal details be revealed. Two of his friends have been killed in the postwar insurgency and chaos, one shot and the other "slaughtered." Others of his acquaintance are in hiding, visiting their families in secret. He has been threatened for working with an international agency.
In Arabic, "Internet" Means "Freedom": How to bring books to people who don't read


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