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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 

Iraqi-Assyrian Christians attend Mass inside the Our Lady of Salvation/Deliverance Syriac Catholic Church - Baghdad, Iraq

The atrocities in Brussels happen almost daily on the streets of Baghdad, Aleppo and Damascus. Western missiles and Isis bombs kill more innocents in a week than die in Europe in a year. The difference is the media response. A dead Muslim is an unlucky mutt in the wrong place at the wrong time. A dead European is front-page news.
—  Simon Jenkins, ‘The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it’, The Guardian

Iraqi Reinsurance Company Complex by Hisham Munir in Baghdad [1976].

“The Iraqi Reinsurance Company Complex was intended to “provide a headquarters appropriate to the Company’s national and international standing.” The planned site for the headquarters was a Company-owned piece of land at the corner of Al-Kindi Street and Saadoun streets, on Firdos Square, in area that in the mid-1970s was becoming the commercial center of Baghdad. The site is adjacent to the Al Khairat Apartment Complex and across the square from the Palestine Hotel (formerly the Meridien Hotel) and the Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Ishtar).
The plan designed by Hisham Munir & Associates called for a complex of three buildings: an eight-story Company Headquarters building, a twenty-story Commercial building with office space rented to outside tenants, and a one-story Conference/Dining Center that could be rented by the public. The Headquarters building was considered the primary and most important feature of the complex and was intended to be the most noticeable, with a different, more elaborate, architectural treatment from the other two buildings. All three buildings would be served by underground parking, a computer center, and other supporting services.
External walls of all buildings would be concrete. The main color scheme of the buildings would be white, with contrast from the surrounding landscaping. Reflecting pools and covered walkways would be used to link the elements of the site together.
It does not appear that the complex was ever built.”

Al-Mustansiriya University - Baghdad, Iraq

The university was established in 1963 on the site of the Mustansiriya Madrasah which dated back to 1227 CE

Cities of Mesopotamia

Baghdad (بغداد‎) - Iraq

Al-Raqqah (الرقة) - Syria

Basra (البصرة‎) - Iraq

Deir ez-Zor (دير الزور) - Syria

Fallujah (الفلوجة‎) - Iraq

Hesice ( Hesîçe‎  ܚܣܟܗ) - Kurdistan/Assyria

Karbala (كربلاء‎) - Iraq

Mardin (Mêrdîn ܡܶܪܕܺܝܢ‎) Kurdistan/Assyria

Mosul (الموصل‎) - Iraq

Najaf (النجف‎) - Iraq

Qamislo (Qamişlo‎ ܩܡܫܠܐ) - Kurdistan/Assyria

Ramadi (الرمادي‎) - Iraq

Tikrit (تكريت‎) - Iraq


The Iraqi Reinsurance Company by Hisham Munir in Baghdad [1965]. The Reinsurance company, which was the largest in Iraq, occupied the top two floors while the rest of the floors were for offices and retail. These photographs are taken from Hisham Munir’s CV.