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Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra
Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.

A small new museum has opened in southern Iraq!  It only consists of one hall right now due to economic issues but it hosts artifacts that go all the way back to the Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians.  The museum is in the hall of one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces and the curators did this to replace the themes of dictatorship and tyranny with civilization and humanity.

~Hasmonean 

Iraqi Woman Beheads ISIS Terrorists Then Cooks Their Heads

Iraqi Woman Beheads ISIS Terrorists Then Cooks Their Heads

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Pictured above: 39-year-old Wahida Mohamed — better known as Um Hanadi. Photo courtesy of: CNN

by, Ben Wedeman | CNN | h/t Tina Tiflis

Shirqat, Iraq (CNN)“Shut up and stay still,” the woman in black fatigues and a black headscarf snapped over her shoulder at the armed men behind her as she sat down for an interview. Immediately they went quiet, each adjusting his weapon and standing up…

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  • More than 80 people died in three separate bombings in Baghdad on Wednesday — the bloodiest day the Iraqi capital has seen in 2016.
  • At least 63 people were killed when a car bomb tore through a busy market in the Sadr City neighborhood on Wednesday morning. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Eyewitnesses described a “thunderous explosion” that shook the ground.
  • Hours later, two further bombs struck the city: a car bomb in the Kadhimiyah neighborhood killed at least 15, before another blast in western Baghdad killed at least 7.

So people are dying in the Middle East, but the global media do not give a shit about Arabs unless we are involved in any “terrorist” related news. Two days ago a terrorist attack occurred on a busy shopping mall in Baghdad, that ended up killing at least 200 innocent people, followed by terrorist attacks today in Saudi Arabia. I don’t see the Iraqi/Saudi flag all over the social media, I don’t see the “pray for <insert a white country here> “? 

If the world doesn’t look at us and see us as the humans we are, then fuck you all 

Syrian kids deserve a chance to feel the childish joy of running out of their houses at the sound of an ice cream truck and buying ice cream

Pakistani kids deserve the chance to go to an amusement park and feel the rush of the wind in their face as they try the biggest rollercoaster in the park

Afghan kids deserve a day to sleep in and wake up lazily to the warm glow of the sun and the sound of happy voices coming from downstairs

A young Iraqi girl deserves the chance to discover the amazing world of cake decorating and realize that she was born to decorate incredibly stunning cakes

A boy from Uganda deserves to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer because his whole family and all his neighbours always praise his beautiful voice

A little Somali girl deserves to know all the different art mediums that exist so she can explore her God given talents as an artist and mesmerize everyone with her work

A brown man enslaved in Kuwait deserves to wake up early and surprise his wife with breakfast in bed and to hold her in his arms

A little boy in North Korea deserves to feel the nervous excitement as he gets on a plane to fulfill his dream of traveling the world

A Palestinian girl deserves her chance to stun the world with her superior acting skills, a surefire Oscar winner if the world ever knew it

A Kashmiri boy deserves a chance to delve into the world of literature and be the greatest poet we ever knew

A Native girl in Canada deserves to find out she’s an amazing swimmer and fulfill her dream of one day competing in the Olympics

A Sudani boy deserves to feel the excitement of seeing a magic trick for the first time and then putting on his own little magic show for the neighborhood

An Egyptian girl deserves to find out she can make the best blueberry muffins you ever tasted and she opens her own bakery to discover she’s a talented businesswoman as well

A black boy in America deserves the chance to graduate from his dream law school and become the best humanitarian lawyer to practice

A Nigerian boy deserves the chance to wake up at dawn and go on a beach trip with his friends so they can catch the sunrise and stare in awe at the explosion of colours against the sky

A Yemeni girl deserves to feel the exhaustion after spending an entire day doing dares with her friends and she goes to sleep with a smile on her face

If they were born on this planet, they were meant to be here. Everyone deserves a chance at a life. They deserve to know peace.

The daily struggles of the children around the world should include arguing with their parents about not wearing a sweater because it’s not that cold out, not making sure they live to see another day.

Everyone deserves a chance at life.

Do what you can to save humanity. Change starts with you.

96 people killed in Baghdad, Iraq, with a rising death toll.

40 people killed in Ataturk Airport, Istanbul.

20 people killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Violence has no religion. No tragedy is worse or more outrageous because of geographical location. Their lives are as important as anyone else’s in the West. 

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More than 130 people, including many children, were killed and hundreds wounded in bombings on two crowded commercial areas in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, hospital and police sources have said.

The powerful explosions early on Sunday came near the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sunset.

The vast majority of the casualties came in the first blast, as a lorry packed with explosives blew up in the Karada district in central Baghdad, a predominantly Shia neighbourhood.

Sources told Al Jazeera that at least 130 people were killed and 200 wounded in the explosion which targeted a busy shopping area.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the attack in the Karada district in an online statement, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, a US-based monitoring service.

Many of the victims were children, officials said, and there were fears the death toll could rise as more bodies could be lying under the rubble of devastated buildings.

In a separate blast, an improvised explosive device went off in a popular market in the mainly Shia neighbourhood of al-Shaab. Reports said at least at least five people were killed in that attack, and 16 were wounded. #PrayForIraq

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‘’People came to buy clothes to celebrate Eid, now they are buying coffins’’

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through a busy Baghdad shopping district Sunday and perhaps one of the most busiest roads in the Iraq, killing at least 200 people in the deadliest attack this year in Iraq’s Capital.



There are no words.. My thoughts are with the families of those who died in these awful attacks.

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This abandoned, half-built futuristic ‘eco-city’ looks like it’s on a different planet

Masdar City, located in the Arabian desert, was slated to be the world’s most sustainable city. Abu Dhabi officials had plans for it to be a city with zero carbon emissions, zero waste and zero cars.

But construction has been slower than expected and current plans suggest that only half of the city’s power will be renewable. And as of now, only around 300 people live there.

French photographer Etienne Malapert documented the buildings, streets and plazas for Masdar City, in awe of the loneliness he felt walking around the silent streets.

Check out the rest of his photos in our full post.

Iceland is officially the #1 most peaceful country on Earth. According to the Global Peace Index’s 2016 report of 163 surveyed countries, Denmark, Austria, New Zealand, Portugal, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, and Slovenia also land in the top 10, while the United States ranks 103rd. Source Source 2

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On 12 June 2014, ISIS killed at least 1,566 (upper estimates of 1,700) Shia Iraqi Air Force cadets in an attack on Camp Speicher in Tikrit. At the time of the attack there were between 4,000 and 11,000 unarmed cadets in the camp. Alleged ISIS fighters singled out Shia and non-Muslim cadets from Sunni ones and murdered them.

1700,
killed in cold-blood,
their warm blood trickles down the river bank
embracing every grain of sand
meandering along the Tigris,
creating watercolour paintings of youthful dreams,

1700,
mothers with their hearts torn,
tears which carry the weight of the world
will not suffice for
the fire that burns inside of them.

seventeen hundred,
martyred on the plains of Tikrit
and no sympathy from the world
as it turns a blind eye
to the life of an Iraqi.

So if all lives matter then why is there almost no media attention for 250+ Iraqis dead in ONE suicide bombing but round the clock coverage of 80+ dead in Nice. Not trying to take attention away from the lives lost but there’s a clear hypocrisy in the way our leaders will be so quick to proclaim that “all lives matter” when poc are being killed but they clearly value the lives of white people when they’re killed.