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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 10:35 PM
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Why is Al-Adamiyah Targeted By the Americans?
Why is Al-Adamiyah Targeted By the Americans?
By Dahr Jamail
Electronic Iraq
01 January, 2004


Why has Al-Adamiyah been the target of so much American brutality, collective punishment, and so many of its residents detained?

Some insight into the history, culture and traditions of the people in this section of Baghdad helps answer this question. Even more importantly is the fact that the people here are strongly opposed to the occupation of their country.

For starters, the Abu Hanifa Mosque here is a very special mosque in Iraq. The nick-name of the mosque is Al-Imam Al-A'dham, which means 'The Greatest Imam', from which the name Al-Adamiyah is derived, which means 'The Greatest'.

Today it stands marred with bullet holes by American guns.

In Baghdad, Al-Adamiyah stands as the symbol of the Sunni. But even more importantly, the area stands as the symbol of 'Kholmi', the idea and hope for one united great Arab Nation. The area has always been known as 'The Mother of the Revolution', even during the reign of Saddam Hussein, due to the belief of the people here in Kholmi.

What better symbolic target is there in Baghdad for the Americans to use in order to strike fear in the hearts of those who might resist their Imperialism?

These proud people stand united in their opposition to the occupation; similar to the people of Falluja, Ramadi, Tikrit, Samarra, Baquba, Mosul and countless smaller villages in Iraq. They simply cannot and will not accept an occupier in their home.

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http://www.countercurrents.org/iraq-jamail010104.htm
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 10:57 PM
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1. Thanks for posting that. Dahr Jamail should get every prize that

journalism has to offer. He is one of the few writers with the guts to report on the war - in English and in papers that reside on servers located in the US.

Those who pray, please remember Dahr. The crusaders have murdered at least 17 reporters already.
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 05:33 AM
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2. agreed
And it seems that his work has not escaped notice upstairs:--
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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