Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Christmas in Iraq

Christmas is knocking the doors, So I’m going to talk about Christmas in Iraq. Christians in Iraq usually celebrate Xmas and have a two day holiday which is 25th and 26th of Dec. their traditions is very similar to our Eid with few differences. they have Christmas tree with the usual decoration, they go to church for prayers and then start their Eid similar to us. Muslims and Christians visit each other in Eid (by the way the Christians called their Christmas, Eid too). Me and my husband usually visit our friends in Christmas and they visit us in our Eid too. they serve also our traditional Kulaicha besides some pastries just like us. my daughter have her share of gifts in Xmas too, and she always asks me why Santa doesn’t come to our house too? and I don’t know what to tell her, so I usually say that Santa brings your gifts and put them in our friends house so you can take them from there. For us we buy presents to our Christian friends when we visit them.
The Iraqis have strong bonds between them, in spite of religion or ethnic differences, we all work together, have neighbors from other religions, visit each other and respect our differences. my neighbors are shias, my best friends are Christians and Kurds and I’m Sunni, but we all have good relations between us. I’m afraid of those who are trying hard to tear us a part, for me I don’t think they will succeed but I’m sure they are from outside Iraq, and they want Iraq to separate into several parts or maybe drag it to civil war. In Iraq’s history for the few past hundreds of years we had no problems with each other so I think those terrorists will lose.
Even in our holly book, the Quran clearly states that Christians, Jews, and us Muslims we all worship the same God (which in Arabic we call Allah), and believing in Jesus and Moses is one of the basic conditions of being a Muslim. The Quran also asks us to live in peace with them and work and eat their food and even allows Muslim men to get married from them so his children will be Muslims but his wife can stay on her religion. We have unfortunately many ignorant people that know nothing about Islam and talk in his name, and destroy Islam’s reputation to others. I quote an ayah from the Quran :

“Lo! those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.” (albakara-62 )
Today I went to my parents house and I took my daughter to their neighbor’s house because they have a daughter in her age and she likes to play with her, the neighbors are Christians and they are the best neighbor a person can have. I asked the mother if they will go to church in Christmas as they used to go every year, she said no with sorrow. She is afraid from attacking the churches in Christmas, but she said I know many will go what ever will happen since they will go to the house of God. I really hated myself at this moment and I did not know what to tell her, I told her that not only you are targeted, look what they had done in Najaf and Karbala two days ago, they are trying hard to tear us apart, but I don’t know who are they. I felt so silly that moment.
also today, my father told me that he is afraid from a civil war, he said that those who are doing these things they know exactly what they are doing. I tried to tell him it’s impossible but he said no, they will succeed in making a civil war and then divide Iraq to peaces. I still don’t believe in this, The US will not allow this to happen because it will mean that they have failed in everything they fought for.
Well, this subject is supposed to be on Christmas but I want to clear few things to you, I don’t know how much you know about us. Merry Xmas to you all, and I wish you a nice Xmas always.


159 Comments:

Blogger Susieq said...

Merry Christmas to you, Rose! Thanks for the good wishes...God bless you and yours...

Rose, personally, the reason I (and many other Americans) support this war is to give your people a choice. It's a choice as to what you want and not what someone else wants. I'm not sure I necessarily agree with the notion of one Iraq. If the Kurds want their own state, I support that. If the Sunni/Shia want their own country, I would not be opposed. Yes, it will be harder being divided. I disagree that "the Americans wouldn't let that happen because it means they would have failed in everything they fought for". To me, we fail if you're not given a chance to MAKE YOUR OWN CHOICE. If Iraq proceeds to become another "IRAN", then, yes, we fail.

Hopefully, it will be up to you and your fellow countrymen to decide in another month...

Blessings!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Wonderful post, Rose! Thank you and Merry Christmas to you. And a Happy New Year. May Iraq and your family turn the corner in 2005 into a happier time.

Jeff

11:05 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Rose, I have never been able to see how this war could bring anything but terror and despair to your country. I had lived in the US for over 40 years, but fled to Canada when I saw where the election was headed. If things become unbearable, concider moving to Canada, there is a large Moslem population here, discrimination is at a minimum, and distaste for America Policy is widespread.

Best of Wishes
Terry

12:33 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

Merry Christmas to you Rose.

You and most of your people have a strong trust and faith in your future. Haider Ajina has translated the results of a poll of 5,000 Iraqis, taken in and around Baghdad, that appeared in the Arabic newspaper Alsabah Haider Ajina:

83% think the elections will take place as scheduled.
80% do NOT support postponing the election.
84% do NOT support dialog with the deposed Baathists.

When asked: What will you base your vote on?
65% Political agenda
14% Faction origin
4% Party Affiliation
12% National Background
5% Other reasons

Rose I think those results is very telling of where the heart of your people is, and that your father is probably wrong. In my heart, and the heart of many American people, is not only for success for you and your people, but for freedom everywhere. So that people like Terry above can decent without fear of reprimands. Although most of us disagree with him, it is his freedom to speak his mind.

I wish you and your people successful elections and a peaceful future.

Sandi

1:47 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

One more thing Rose. Some day, Iraq will have to take over military operations, and it can't be too soon for the us in the USA. That is why we and other countries are training your military and police.

The day is coming when your people will have to stand up on your own. So far there have been problems, such as Iraqi soldiers leaving the battle field when the going gets tough. I don't know what the reasons for this is, wether it is insuficient training, or what. But it has to change.

Your country has to have it's own intelllignece and military in place in order for the US and coallition to leave, and Iraq still be under secure control. I would like to know if you have any ideas why this is running into problems, and taking so long.

Sandi

5:18 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

Rose,

Thank for a post most needed these days. I like the way you explained santa to your daughter. Very cool.

7:37 PM  
Blogger d-one-cat said...

Rose,

Hey this is like mine! check it out at
http//www.razorclaws.blogspot.com very nice site! your picture looks like San Deigo Calf. This is all so cool! My husband and I will be at Cannon Beach Oregon for christmas. dcat

8:30 PM  
Blogger Glitch said...

Rose, thanks for your post! This is my first visit to your site but I will definitely come back in the future.

Most Americans are supporting you (the one's that do not are confused and mislead by hate and propaganda, please forgive them)

Take Care!

8:36 PM  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Rose - I agree in part with your father that the terrorists ARE trying to cause a civil war in your country. I think they are attempting to do some other things as well. I disagree with him about the eventual success of that. I believe they will NOT be successful. The only thing that needs to happen in order to thwart their plans is to keep hammering away - refuse to give up or give in - refuse to allow them to do it.

Thank you for sharing about Christmas. Stand together and don't allow ANYONE to tear your friendships apart. Please don't feel silly about telling your friends how you feel - you didn't sound at all silly to me. We are getting ready for our Christmas celebrations and now pretty much all that is left for me to do is to clean my house and then Friday bake the sweetbread. I won't attend church as I am not a very good Catholic and I don't like the heavy crowds at the church on that day. I'll take the girls to church next week though.

Take care and Merry Christmas to you.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Sleepless in USA said...

Rose,

I came to your site from a recommendation from Omar. Thank you so much for explaining Christmas in Iraq. I found this quite interesting. I had no idea Christians in Iraq put up Christmas trees. When you write-the Quran clearly states that Christians, Jews, and us Muslims we all worship the same God (which in Arabic we call Allah), I think we must all trust in this faith to keep us strong. Put your worries in Allah's hands.

I hate that the terrorists are trying to destroy Islam to others - but we know that is not possible as God is stronger and he will prevail. These evil people cannot conquer the love you have for your neighbors, or the love I have for your people. God bless you and yours Rose and thank you for the Merry Christmas wishes. I wish you peace, love, security and happiness.

9:34 PM  
Blogger strykeraunt said...

Rose, thank you for sharing. Your post was nicely written and very thought provoking. I do hope that you have a very Merry Christmas with all of your Christain friends. Your story is one of the beauties of tolerence. When a person has tolerence they are able to enjoy the many differences of the world.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Beauty Morgan said...

Merry Christmas Rose! I wish you and yours the very best always.

5:09 AM  
Blogger MsNeuman said...

Hi Rose,

I didn't know Christians in Iraq called their Christmas IED. I don't know how the word IED even sounds or if you just say the letters I E D

Merry Christmas

5:09 AM  
Blogger DavidS said...

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5:36 AM  
Blogger Cultfree said...

"many ignorant people that know nothing about Islam"

as opposed to the many ignorant people who know everything about Islam????

"destroy Islam’s reputation to others"

Islam doesnt need ignorant unbelievers to destroy its reputation. I think the believers are doing a fine job of it.

5:38 AM  
Blogger DavidS said...

I just read your comments regarding the elections. During the American civil war in the 1860s we had 36 states. 11 states did not vote in the election of 1864. Abraham Lincoln was elected President. Your election in January, for constitutional delegates, is the most important election Iraq faces. The rule of law, not religion, tribe, ethnicity or military might, must be the ultimate goal. Best wishes for a safe, prosperous New Year and a Free Iraq.

5:39 AM  
Blogger Mike O said...

Merry Christmas from a snow-covered Texas, USA!
What? Your neighbors don't think of you as 'infidels'?? How dare they! How dare you share and honor each other's holidays! That's just, just too 'peacable' (as some say down here in Texas).

Your relations with your neighbors is *exactly* what America wants for *all* of Iraq (and has been spending precious blood and money for). Thank you for living that way and pass on my thanks to *all* of your neighbors.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

What a lovely blog. I'm glad I finally got a chance to meet you Rose.

I think those who fear there will be a clerical Iraq are worrying for nothing. Yes, the Shiia are in the majority, but I don't think that means there will be a sectarian leader. Most of the Shiia we have met through these blogs want a secular Iraq as much as you do. I have great hopes for the New Iraq.

Thank you for your Christmas greeting Rose, and we wish you and yours a happy, prosperous, and free New Year.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Steve H - USA said...

Merry Christmas and a belated Happy Eid,

I have always felt religious tolerance was the rule in Iraq, because no one sect was an overwhelming majority. Iraq would be a lot more peaceful if Syria(Baathists) and Iran(Islamic Fanatists) would leave it alone.

Fewer Iraqis and Americans believe that the violence stems from American policy than the rest of the world. Why do you suppose that is? Is it the classic example of blaming the victims, not the perpitrators of the violence? All the world sees is the negative, because that is what they want to see! 50 million people freed from tyranny and oppression can never be concidered a mistake or misguided by anyone who's vision is not obscured by hatred.

My daughter is home for Christmas, but is being deployed by the US Army to Iraq in February. For both of our sakes, I hope the violence in Iraq decreases after the elections like it has in Afghanistan.

May both of our families have a safe 2005.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Steve H - USA said...

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8:17 AM  
Blogger Steve H - USA said...

Terry said...
Rose, I have never been able to see how this war could bring anything but terror and despair to your country.
Translation, I wish America had left Saddam alone so he could continue to kill and oppress you unmolested! Your freedom is not worth one act of violence nor any sacrifice!I had lived in the US for over 40 years, but fled to Canada when I saw where the election was headed. Translation, I am a weak willed loser that has delusions that my opinion means something! I was a parasite on America for 40 years, but I run away when things don’t go my way!If things become unbearable, concider moving to Canada, there is a large Moslem population here, discrimination is at a minimum, and distaste for America Policy is widespread.
Best of Wishes
Terry
Translation, If I get my wish and Iraq goes up in flames, flee to Canada like I did, Canadians only discriminate against white males and rich people. I have also fallen in with a large bunch of losers who also wish the worst for Iraq and America.
I Hope Things Go To Hell Soon,
Papa Smurf

8:20 AM  
Blogger Ralph said...

On Christmas Day in 1864 - in the midst of America's Civil War, and after the tragic death of his wife and the crippling injury of his son from war wounds - the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote:

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

. . .

"And in despair I bowed my head;
'There is no peace on earth,' I said;
'For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!'

"Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
'God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!'"

-----

Also, I'd like to add that my favorite poet, Robert Frost, has written:

"Earth's the right place for love. I don't know where it's likely to go better."

-----

And, of the First Good News, Luke writes:

"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'" -- Luke 2:13-14

To which all I can add is -- "So may it be."

Merry Christmas to All from a Yankee curmudgeon in New London, Connecticut.

9:21 AM  
Blogger johnny said...

Rose
Thanks for your kind wishes and I wish you, your family and all your friends the very best for Christmas and the New Year.

Tell your Daughter she has to leave a glass of Sherry and a carrot on the doorstep for Santa Claus and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. Then in the morning if the carrot has gone and the glass is empty there will be a present at the end of her bed, providing she had her eyes tightly closed all night. He doesn’t visit little girls who sleep with one eye open.

Like this. ;-)

9:31 AM  
Blogger ModDem said...

Rose this is so beautiful in so many ways. Thank you for sharing it. :)

Most of my friends are internationals and as an American who spends most of my time in large cities I can certainly appreciate the differences in culture, ethnicity, religion and geography and how holidays can be shared between folks with such differences.

My Eid prayer this year is for peace in your lands. Peace begins in the hearts of every young boy and girl and is enhanced by every laugh that is shared with another. Thank you for the most excellent gift of peace you are giving to your children. If our differences are a test our tolerance, your wonderful family is well equiped to pass that test throughout their entire lives.

May peace and love be with you and your family in the new year.

10:04 AM  
Blogger sueb/mn said...

rose,
thank you so much for your very up-beat post. i have put you on my favorites list and will be back to hear you again.

a very merry christmas to you and your family

11:06 AM  
Blogger Mike H. said...

Rose may the Lord give the blessings of peace to you and all your fellow citizens who believe in your nation.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Jay Gatsby said...

This is a wonderful post. I love to hear stories of Christians and Muslims practicing tolerance for one another. Great post, Happy Holidays to all y'all over in Iraq. I hope peace will reign in the new year.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

Rose, as a Canadian, I too would welcome you to my country. Can't say I particularly welcome folks like Terry, though. Like Terry, my fellow Canucks seem to think leaving Iraq under the thumb of a brutal dictator is okay, as long as they can bash the US.

If Iraqis can pull off the transition to democracy, then Americans can be rightly proud of their part in putting an end to that tyranical regime, and perhaps several others in the world. And even if it doesn't end up all glorious and rosy, my hat is off to my southern neighbours for giving it their best shot.

My father and several of my uncles were WWII vets. My dad saw action as a foot soldier in continental Europe and my uncle, a pilot in the RCAF, was shot down over France and became a prisoner of war. They knew what it took to defeat tyrany.

Unfortunately, the current generation of Canadians seems to have lost touch with their history and are foolishly giving "sanctuary" to Americans who prefer that Iraqis live under tyrany. This, plus the fact that we have let our armed forces atrophy to a deplorable state, causes me great shame.

Best of the season to all of you, whatever your faith or lack thereof!!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Mad Canuck said...

Hi Rose,

This was a very nice post - a lot of fun to read. Merry Christmas to you too, Rose.

One suggestion for your daughter: if she is asking about Santa, there's no harm in letting Santa pay her a visit too. That way, she doesn't feel bad, especially if someone of her friends are getting gifts. Plus, it gives you an excuse to give your daughter a gift and make her happy.

When I was living in Canada, I used to work with someone who was a Sikh - he had also grown up in Canada. One day I asked him what he did for Christmas growing up, and I was surprised to learn they put up a Christmas tree every year, exchanged gifts, and "Santa" came to visit too. They did this for two reasons: one because they didn't want to have to tell their kids why all the other kids got presents and they didn't, and also because they just liked the tradition.

Shawn.

7:11 PM  
Blogger strykeraunt said...

Louise, please know that it does my heart good when a Canadian comes out and openly admits that they support the actions of the U.S. My feelings and opinions below are not directed at you personally.

It did not take the Iraq war for me to form an impression about the feelings of Canadians towards Americans...I believe the opinions were in place long before and only came so blatantly to the surface (for me anyway) after 9/11. I live about 3 hours from the Canadian border and will not cross over to your country anytime in the near future. Actually, I have no problem with Canada taking all the Terry's they can handle. I am actually proud to be an American and am proud of the American soldier. You mentioned how much your military has deteriorated so much. It seems logical to me that Canada does not have to build a strong military because your country knows that no matter how much they despise America, you have the strongest military force in the world living as a neighbor and they would be there to protect you if need be (I have even heard Canadians acknowledge this fact at the same time they are bashing us over agressive Americans).

In reality, the geography of Canada is totally awesome (it might however be a bit cold in most places for Rose). And, I am pretty sure there are many wonderful Canadians. Those who come down to Washington always seem to be very respect (while they are in our country anyway) However, regardless of Canada's beauty I have the idea that Rose would rather continue to live in Iraq and would also prefer that it become a more secure and prosperous democratic society where her daughter can grow up in peace with her family and friends (Muslim and Christian).

7:45 PM  
Blogger strykeraunt said...

Johnny, a glass of sherry and a carrot for the reindeer?? It has always been milk and cookies for me...I guess we left out the poor reindeer though:(

7:49 PM  
Blogger Darnell Clayton said...

Interesting...I think I will add you to my blog roll. Selah!

7:57 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

My dear Rose,

So pleasant to read your post. I love to hear the personal stories and how Iraqi society goes on. It makes it so much more clearer that we are similar in wants and desires, to live in peace, to enjoy family and friends.

I am here preparing for Christmas celebration with my family. The gifts are baught and will be under the tree tomorrow. We will enjoy good food and some games, maybe watch a movie. It is pleasant, yes?

I am not sure how old your daughter is, but I think you did a good job of explaining to her how Santa works. Time enough, when she is older, to understand who Santa is and where the tradition came from and why it is not a tradition in your house.

Frankly, you have already taught her the most important lessons. People are different, but they are the same. Tolerance is beautiful and friendship does not count on religion or even politics, but on a personal level.

How lovely to meet you here in the blog world and know someone of your caliber. May we continue in friendship and the solidarity of ensuring a peaceful and free Iraq.

Merry Christmas, Happy Belated Eid and Joy in the New Year.

Kat-Missouri/USA

9:21 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

No problem, Strykeraunt. My biggest problem with the prevailing Canadian psyche is that we have, until recently, wanted to define our foreign policy on the basis of doing the opposite of whatever the Americans are doing. That's pretty stupid. We should be doing what is in our own best interests, regardless of whether it conforms or contradicts with America's foreign policy.

I am ashamed that my county decided to thumb its collective nose at the Iraqi people, just so they could snear at the US. Of course, it's not quite that simple, but if people are dying in the hundreds of thousands under a brutal dictator and my country doesn't feel any need to help, then I can only feel shame. The good news is, Canada's position in the world, and vis a vis the US, is changing under the watch of our new PM. It will take a while, but I hope we never again slip as low as we were under Chretien.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Tom Penn said...

Dear Rose,

You reaffirm my faith in the Iraqi people. Omar led me here. I have followed the brothers since their first post.

I must believe that you are right and your father is wrong, Rose. The Iraqi people may not be crystal clear on what/who they are voting for, but surely they understand this could be the ONLY free vote in their lifetimes.

The Iraqi people will decide their own path. I must believe the Iraqis will vote. They must know if they don't vote, their abstainance will be a default vote for Civil War.

They will vote for Democracy. If they don't vote for Democracy, then they will vote for Freedom. If they don't vote for Freedom, then they will vote for Law.

I pray, and must believe, that Iraqis care enough about their children and grandchildren to understand that in one month they will choose the path of their common nation. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Regards,

11:01 PM  
Blogger janet in venice said...

I never quite understand this use of the term 'tolerance' for other religions. I always viewed the right word to be 'embrace' people of other religions. they all worship the same Creator. Good is good everywhere. I just don't get it. I go out of my way to understand all religions, and it enriches me no end.
About those Sikhs putting up a tree and doing the whole thing--my father was raised an orthodox jew in new york, and the minute he turned 18 and moved out, he started 'doing' christmas with all the trimmings and he's still at it at age 76. he married not one but two catholics, first Italian american, then Irish american.
I don't see any harm in letting your daughter experience Santa Claus as a non denominational bringer of presents out of love for children. In fact, in the US, where the government asks overtly christian displays to be taken down so as to not offend anyone, they do leave up santa claus as being inoffensive. Maybe what the middle east needs is a distinctly arabic santa figure, dressed in a red turban and dishdasha, long white beard and plump, leading a team of 8 camels that can fly, and brings presents for children who've been good all year. As i said to one soldier, he knows if you've been bad or good, and he's certainly left a lot of charred black stuff for those who've been bad...

oh, and whoever suggested leaving santa a glass of sherry, please remember, muslims aren't supposed to touch alcohol. Maybe dates and sweets on a plate would be better???
hmm..an arabic name for santa...how would you say 'Uncle of all good children' in arabic?

12:18 AM  
Blogger Pat in NC said...

Rose, Merry Christmas and thank you for the lovely post. I have read in other blogs of the friendships and genuine good feelings among the Iraq people no matter what faith they professed. This is what we all want. I honor all who strive to practice their faith in whatever manner they choose. It does not make them better or worse as people so long as they do not do harm others. I would like you and your family as neighbors I am sure. I know that you will be happiest with your own neighbors in your own country so my wish for you is peace in Iraq. May God bless all of Iraq in the coming year.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Mad Canuck said...

Louise, you said: we have let our armed forces atrophy to a deplorable state, causes me great shame.

I agree with you 100%. The deterioration of the Canadian armed forces is a national disgrace. They have a number of good people in the Canadian armed forces, but their continued use of decrepit and outdated equipment only puts their lives at risk and undermines their effectiveness.

Strykeraunt: I wrote a post on my blog a couple of months ago titled Canada's National Inferiority Complex talking about just what you said (I was surprised I got several comments and emails from other Canadians who agreed with me). From what I've seen, many Canadians are way too hung-up on comparing themselves to Americans, and some seem to feel the need to engage in America-bashing to make themselves feel better. Of course, the reverse is not true (I've been living in the US for a few years and the only Canadian bashing I've seen was in a South Park cartoon).

Merry Christmas everyone!

Shawn.

5:05 PM  
Blogger .you should use yellow. said...

Wow your a great writter! Fantastic post. I never knew so much about the culture or traditions. Keep the post coming! Have a great Christmas!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

Shawn: "many Canadians are way too hung-up on comparing themselves to Americans"

Exactly!!!!! If we could just get our eyes away from their fixation with looking south and turn back on to the rest of the planet, we could once again have some stature in the world. So many of us seem to think we have to prove we are different from Americans. I say who cares! What's so terrible about being very similar to the US and why should that be the only or even one of the sources of our national identity? As along as we remain obsessed with our relationship to our southern neighbours, we remain locked in this adolescent angst and we keep ourselves on the margins of global significance. My parent's generation were more out on the world stage where it counted than we are. I sure hope we can change.

Have a good Christmas tomorrow, Shawn. Hope it's a bit warmer for you now.

8:12 PM  
Blogger DagneyT said...

Rose, thank you for your blog, your time, and your clarity. I shared your post on my blog and hope that my readers will visit your site often. If you don't mind, I'd like to add your link? Have a very Merry Eid with your Christian friends.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Fatima said...

Hallo Rose, thank you very much for your post!
This is our first visit to your Blog.
It's a very, very nice Blog.

We wish you a happy free new year.

Fatima & Kathrin
Narghilè della Pace
http://narghiledellapace.blog.tiscali.it/

10:30 AM  
Blogger Papa Ray said...

Greetings, Rose

I hope that you and yours are healthy and safe.

You speak true words with a good heart.
There is no more than that, that anyone could ask for.

Here is a story, about what Christmas really is all about, it is about two Iraqi soldiers that did the right thing for the right reasons.

This is my post

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

5:53 PM  
Blogger johninnz said...

"... in spite of religious or ethnic differences, we all work together, have neighbors from other religions, visit each other and respect our differences. My neighbors are Shias, my best friends are Christians and Kurds and I’m Sunni, but we all have good relations between us. I’m afraid of those who are trying hard to tear us a part ..."
Thanks Rose, by talking about Christmas you have answered my question about your relationships with other faiths.
We holidayed at a beach house which had many very old books accumulated over the years, I read one about the fears and preparations of the British in 1940 when they faced a Nazi invasion - they were willing to go to any lengths to defeat it. It would have been much worse than Iraq.
Religious differences are one thing but patriotism seems to be even stronger. Perhaps if this election leads soon to a reduced U.S. presence, those trying to "tear Iraq apart" will no longer feel they have to fight - I've seen many commentators who say that fears of civil war if the U.S. leaves are very exaggerated. Surely most Iraqis must be like you and your neighbours and friends?

3:44 AM  
Blogger AssyrianAmerican said...

Dear Rose:

As a Chirstian from Iraq, I know excatly how you feel about the realtionships you have with others. When I lived in Baghdad back in the 70's, my friends and neighbors always celebrated each others holidays. Since then, nearly half million Christian Iraqis have immigrated to the west.

I can assure that all Iraqi Christians residing in the west are eager to participate in the upcoming election to ensure that the integrity of Iraq is maintained and that the forces of reason and moderation prevail in the face of the gathering storm of evil.

P.S. on the issue of the word for EID, it is derived from the aramaic word EIDA, which is the orgin of all semitic languages spoken in the mid east. The Christian Iraiqs (Assyrians) still to this day speak aramaic (language of Christ) at home, and I still do, and both my wife and I teach it to our son, Adam.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Darnell Clayton said...

Happy New year! May God be with you as you continue to push for a better future in Iraq. Selah!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Darnell Clayton said...

Hey Rose! Nothing new from the front lines? Is everything alright? :(

9:19 PM  
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Blogger Christian said...

Hi Rose!
My name is Christian. I am in the 5the grade in Louisiana USA.

In class we were asked to choose a country and report on how they celebrate Christmas.

I chose Iraq, because I hear so much in the news and I am sad to hear about the terrible things happening in your country, but I have looked at google earth and have seen how very beautiful your country is.

I have researched some about your customs and religions and how your country spends its Christmas time, that is how I found your blog.

Can you tell me more about how you plan to spend Christmas?

Also, from the news reports I thought Sunni and Shiites and Christians didn't like each other in Iraq, but I can tell already from your blog that you have christian friends and shiite friends.

I am praying that you have a safe and happy christmas and I will be happy to hear back from you.

You can email me alutz@evangelacademy.com

Thank you and God Bless You!

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Blogger mewmewmew said...

Wonderful post, Rose! Thank you and Merry Christmas to you. And a Happy New Year. May Iraq and your family turn the corner in 2005 into a happier time.



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