Saturday, December 02, 2006

Blood Of My Brother

Ra'ad Fadel Salman Ceshkur al-Azawai, a portrait photographer, was shot by US soldiers while standing guard at the Imam Kadhim mosque in Khadimiya on the night of April 10, 2004. The seventh imam, Mousa al Khadim, was martyred and buried there in 799 AD. Khadimiya, a suburb of Baghdad, means the "town of Khadim." Its mosque is the holiest mosque in Baghdad and one of the holiest of the Shiites. When suicide bombers struck it, killing dozens, in March, Ra'ad and a handful of his friends volunteered to guard it. The shooting appears to be a mistake in the fog of war. The passing US Army patrol thought he was an insurgent in the Mehdi Army of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Andrew Berends stumbled into the story a week after arrving in Baghdad, having travelled there from America on a whim. He shot 150 hours of film and made an 81 minute documentary from it, "Blood Of My Brother." The miracles of this documentary is that Berends was able to travel to Iraq without either a plan or a clue, be invited to document the story of Ra'ad's death a week after he arrived, be accepted by the grieving family even though he was an American, and walk the dangerous streets of Iraq without any security precautions.

Ra'ad was the eldest son and head of his household, which included his mother, brother, and two sisters. His tiny portrait studio provided for them. The documentary follows the younger brother, Ibrahim, as becomes head of the household. It also shows the family grieving, insurgents fighting American troops, prayers at the mosque.

The documentary does not have much of an arc of story, lacking any resolution. What makes it remarkable is that it takes you into the lives of Iraqis and shows the war from their perspective. It's a gang war, basically. American tanks look something like those Martian machines from "War Of The Worlds" from the Iraqi perspective. The insurgents come and go fairly freely through local homes, hiding from the Americans. They see it as a religious war, not a nationalistic war.

Seven thousand mourners showed up for Ra'ad's funeral. They saw his passing as a good death, dying as a hero and martyr in defense of their faith. All the men aspire to such martyrdom. Says one young Iraqi man, "I swear to Allah the Almighty. I swear by the blood of these martyrs. I will never quit. I will never quit until I earn my martyrdom, God willing. And that's what we all wish."

Ibrahim is something of a metaphor for Iraq. He's none too bright nor competent but he has suffered a legitimate wrong though done to him in error. He feels the need for revenge but can not because he must provide for his family. Says Ibrahim, "American people are not guilty but when I see an American or a Jew, I want to kill him because I lost two, I lost two, and American people sleep comfortably but there are planes and tanks all around us. What is this? This isn't life?"

It doesn't occur to any of these Iraqi men that their determination to become martyrs for their religion keeps their environment violent.

The mosque helps radicalize young men like Ibrahim by telling them that America and the Iraqi government are infidels, that they can not have two loyalties, that they must be loyal to Islam, and Islam is best represented by Moqtada al-Sadr and his Mehdi Army. You can see that Iraqis feel little for Iraq. Their loyalties are more local.

Ibrahim doesn't succeed at his brother's photo shop. He can't turn a profit. The crushing blow comes when a man comes to collect a loan his dead brother Ra'ad took out for 250,000 dinars. That's almost $200. Ibrahim has no hope of paying it. He blew a million and a half dinars on Ra'ad's funeral, about $1000, all he had. He's forced to sell the shop to pay off the loan. Now he has to hire himself out as a laborer. On such small sums, fortunes turn in Iraq.

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Anonymous mullah cimoc said...

From: MIND CONTROL CENTRAL

MIND CONTROL CENTRAL –

Re: FEMINIZED U.S. MALES READY TO SURRENDER COUNTRY TO FAGS , U.S.A. SPERM COUNT DOWN 9.0%, , PENIS
LENGTH SHRINKS 1.2 INCHES. FEMINIZATION CAMPAIGN COMPLETE,
. EXPERTS PREDICT COLLAPSE OF
WESTERN
CIVILIZATION.

To: ALL DISINFORMATION AGENTS/NYT REPORTERS.

Goyim Stupification Index Rating: .78
Special Directive No. 12.468

1/23/2006 3:59:08 PM DIRECTIVE 45-54

SECURITY LEVEL: RESTRICTED/COMSPAN

DATELINE/TEL AVIV



BACKGROUND: THE CURRENT FEMINIZATION OF WHITE MALES IN
U.S.A. HAS LEFT COUNTRY RIPE FOR TAKEOVER BY NEW WORLD ORDER
FORCES. ECONOMY IS IN SHAMBLES. MILITARY IS FULL OF FAGS. 90% OF WHITE MALES WILL ACCEPT FOREIGN DOMINATION IN EXCHANGE FOR FULL MAKEOVER AND TWO PAIRS OF NEW SHOES.

LAST WEEKEND A SQUAD OF UPPLAA (UNIFIED PEOPLE’S PATRIOTIC
LIBERATION ARMY OF AMERICA) INFORMATION AND TRUTH GUERILLAS RAIDED A SEATTLE TV STATION AND BROADCAST PRE-RECORDED VIDEO TAPES DESCRIBING THE IDENTIFICATION OF FEMINIZED MALES AS FOLLOWS:

ANY ADULT WHITE MALE WHO CAN SAY YES TO TWO OR MORE OF THE
FOLLOWING IS CLINICALLY FEMINIZED:

1. USES GEL IN HAIR AFTER AGE 9,
2. DOESN’T CARRY CASH,
3. HAS GONE FOUR MONTHS WITHOUT WANTING TO KILL,
4. FELT OFFENDED WHEN SOMEONE REFFERENCED THOSE”FAGS ACROSS
THE
STREET”, 5. BIT HIS TONGUE WHEN HE SHOULD HAVE BEAT HER
ASS,
6. THINKS WAR IN IRAQ GOOD BECAUSE IRAKI FEMALES WERE NOT
PREVIOUSLY
ALLOWED TO ACT LIKE SLUTS AND GET LOW BACK TATOOS.

CURRENT TECHNIQUES DRIVING THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF MALE
FERTILITY RATES INCLUDE TWO NEW FOX NEWS BRAIN CHIP
IMPLANTS WHICH CONVINCE LOW IQ WHITE MALES THAT WOMEN REALLY SHOULD RECEIVE EQUAL TREATMENT.

THE PRIMARY VEHICLE FOR THESE IMPLANTS (Nos. 23.147 and
23.159)IS CABLE TELEVISION NEWS AND CHICAGO CABLE NEWS
COMMENTATOR NESTOR SANZHEZ. UNFORTUNATELY, AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF THE FEMINIZATION PROGRAM HAS BEEN THE PENIS SHRINKAGE AND THE SPERM COUNT DECLINE. NEW POLLING DATA
INDICATES A DIRECT LINK TO THE MANNER IN WHICH TV DEPICTS
WOMEN AS DOMINATING AND POWERFUL INSTEAD OF DOCILE AND SEXUAL AS NATURE INTENDED.

THE AVERAGE WHITE MALE OF AMERICA HAS NEVER BEEN IN A
CORPORATE BOARDROOM, A DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S PRIVATE OFFICE OR A
PRESIDENTIAL APARTMENT. HENCE, IT IS EASY TO USE TV TO PUT WOMEN IN FALSE AND UNREALISTIC POWER POSITIONS AND CONVICE FEEBLE MINDED WHITES THAT WOMEN DOMINATING MEN IS NORMAL AND NATURAL. NOTE THAT BLACK MALES ARE UNAFFECTED BY SUCH TV IMPLANTS, EXCEPT THAT THEY BEAT THEIR BI--- MORE
OFTEN.

DIRECTIVE: CONTINUE TO PUSH THE IDEA THAT THE BIBLE IS
WRONG AND THAT
NATURAL ORDER REQUIRES THAT WOMEN SHOULD RULE OVER MEN.
WORK ON
PRE-TEEN WHITE GIRLS TO PERSUADE THEM THAT A LOW BACK
TATOOS AND AN
ECSTACY HANGOVER IS CHIC AND REFINED. TELL THEM OVER AND
OVER THAT THE
ROLE OF MOTHER IS PROFANE AND FILTHY AND UNWORTHY OF THE
INTEREST OF A
SOPHISTICATED YOUNG WOMAN.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT SENATORS BOXER AND CLINTON HAVE
DETERMINED THAT
MEN ARE OBSOLETE AND WILL HENCEFORTH SERVE AS WORKER/DRONE
AND UNDERGO
AN ANNUAL MILKING TO STOCKPILE SPERM TO BE BRED WITH
MEXICAN FAST FOOD
WORKER EGGS. ALL WHITE MALES WILL RECEIVE A WEINER CHIP TO
ENABLE
MONITORING OF SEXUAL AROUSAL PATTERNS.

END.







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