Days of My Life

Talk about daily life of a teenage girl in Iraq, and days of suffering and success. My nick name will be Sunshine..

Friday, February 25, 2011

Determined to change ..... The Friday of anger and the palm's revolution

I had my midyear exams, the questions were incredibly hard, and some even contain mistakes, I feel worried about my marks, and I feel worried about the finals already!!

The demonstrations of Iraq is today Friday the 25th. The government sent their assistances to al Tahreee yard, they attacked the citizens as they were asleep and stabbed them with knives and ordered them to leave . But they didn't give up and Iraqis are determined to stay and demand our rights.
As well as al Maliki's supporters wanted to carry Saddam's photos in order to frustrate the demonstrations by pretending that those remonstrators are the followers of the ex-regime !
Al Sistani announced that it is forbidden to participate in these demonstrations but the Shiites didn't listen and a citizen on Tv said "we're not going to listen to whatever Al margi' announce, we're participating" , I hope that from now on people will not be effected by the those who speak in the name of religion ..
Now I am writing and watching the news about the demonstrations in Iraq, today is called "the Friday of anger" and this revolution is named al nakheel's revolution "the palms revolutions "
The Iraqi citizens went through a lot, so they went out to the streets to demand and protest inspite of danger and government's threats, they have nothing to lose more, the old people and the young, men and women are participating and walked a lot to reach the place where citizens are gathering as we have curfew …
My father's two cousins participated in Mosul revolution although we're worried about them, in Mosul the police started to shoot at the citizens and 5 were injured , I can't wait till I hear the alive story from my father's cousins..
The greatest thing is , people's intension is not to make coias or destroy , we're not like the politicians, the people are caring roses and green branches, and shouting "peace" … as well as other great sentences that made me realize we still have heroes..
Now I am listening to people's demands in freedom and jobs, and also hearing their stories that made my heart ache, a woman said 7 years ago the police took her 18 years old son, and she didn't see them since that time, and she's hoping this revolution will settle the justice and innocent people will get out of jail .. and another women said she didn't get her retired salary for 4 years, she worked for 22 years , and now she deserve a good life ..
Another pleasing thing is, people prayed "Freday's prayer" together in Al Tahreer in baghdad , Sunnis and Shiites together and they shouted " we're brothers Sunnis and Shiites and we're not going to sell this country ", the same thing happened in Sulaymania when Kurds and Arabs prayed together .. the citizens are united, it is the government that try to separate us and extend cultic , but it's not going to happen, no matter how tricky and pity plans they make..
I pray for a new hopeful future, and today I am proud of Iraqis, I know how great people we have here, and how much the Iraqis endured not only through the last 7 years, but since Saddam took control ..
I've been watching the news lately, and all the Arabian countries are witnessing panic .. especially Libya and the savage ways of al Kaddafi in order to stop the demonstrations , I have relatives is Libya and we were so worried about them, aunt said that al Kaddafi hired mercenaries to kill the citizens who are against him..
there's no freedom nor ministrations in the Arabian countries, and in Iraq especially, but I don't believe that after years and years of silence finally the people realized that !!! and started a demur against the rulers, there must be an interference from a third part that inflamed the revolution, but still I hope this will be in our advantage, and not a plan to make the Arabian countries reach the bottom.
I wish that the Arab countries become strong and people and refuses to be under the rule of dictators and have such courage to stand up against them and have freedom just like the old old times when the Arabian countries were united and were one big nation, it was so developed and strong , and we had justice and were years and years ahead than western countries in all kind of sciences and inventions , and medicine etc.. it hurts me a lot because I am Arab and I wish I can do something myself to change the situation, I wish we can start to say "WE ARE" instead of " WE WERE" ..
we must stop live in the shadow of the past and realize that people may not be aware of how great nation we were, but they definitely know how weak our nation is now .
Is it true that now after long years people woke up ?? or it's another illusion and plan to make Arabian countries reach the bottom so that other countries take control ??

God bless everyone doesn't accept iniquity and suppressing and demand of rights ..

update at 7:30 pm ..

the police are shooting the citizens, some were injured and others died, but the demonstration will not stop to day ..

update at 4:30 , 26/2

we've heard from people in baghdad that the police and national guards put concrete walls in the majority neighborhoods of baghdad and closed all theirs roads, and thousands of people were forced to go home and couldn't participate in the demonstration , some tried to derail the concrete walls and force their way in, but the police behind those walls started to shoot and didn't allow them to leave their neighborhoods .if people were allowed to go out and share in the demonstrations it would last for days ..


To be updated with the latest news …


At 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank you for posting about the demonstrations in Iraq. I'm proud of the Iraqi people, too. I'm proud of citizens demonstrating all over the Middle East and elsewhere, even in America.

It is time for the world to change.

Keep us posted,
Judy C.

At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear sunshine:

Prayers are with you and yours.

May peace be upon us all.

Please be carefull.

Thank you for your kindness.


At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you

Hoping for a brighter future.


At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Michael said...

I wish you peace and freedom of mind and body!

At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am lost for words. Almost all the arab world is involved. There is not much coverage of Iraq on our tv but this is probably because there is so much to report all over.
The picture of sunnis and shiites praying together is wonderful.
Keep safe Sunshine and good luck with exams. starliz

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Ghadeer said...

Thanks for this post. I love the picture of all muslims praying together. I have a question though: what are they protesting against? The people in other Arab countries are protesting against tyrants and dictators, but the Iraqis have a democracy al hamdulilah, and the government that's in power now is the one the people voted for.

At 2:51 AM, Anonymous Roy said...

Good to hear that Iraq's people are standing up for their right's. This is going on all over the middleeast and as judy said it's even going on in the USA. I hope for you success and safety.

At 5:16 AM, Anonymous Wayne said...

Oh Dear Sunshine,

Thank you for keeping us informed on what is happening in Iraq. I worry so much because your country have been through so much damage. I would love for Iraq to become a wonderfully peacful country with a peacful government and for all the killing of innocent people to stop.

I hope all your test scores check out to be alright. I think you are a very excellent student and will pass alright.

I pray for you and all innocent Iraqi people every day and ask God to watch over you all.


Your Grandpaw

At 5:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is people like you who make me smile; people who in the midst of destruction keep looking forward, not back into the ruins...
I can tell from reading your blog that you are a kind and caring girl and my prayers are with you and our loved-ones. Take care and keep safe!

Isobel from Australia. :)
P.S: did you know that your blog was featured in a major Australian magazine called 'Girlfriend' a few months ago? :)

At 5:37 AM, Anonymous Isobel said...

Dear Sunshine,
I admire you for many reasons:
. You always look FORWARD, not back into the ruins
. You try your very hardest
.You care about others
. and you show just how powerful youth can be nowadays. You are my role model, Sunshine!

P.S: Did you know your blog was advertised in a major magazine here in Australia called 'Girlfriend'? You are an inspiration to all of us teenagers, all over the globe!

At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Andro said...

Hello Sunshine, your post is good, nut i have a simple question, why do these iraqis carry the old iraqi flag? isnot this a symbol for seperation in the united people?

At 3:21 AM, Blogger ChrisPineo said...

In your own right, you are a leader Sunshine. Even as these people stand up for your freedom with their actions, you stand up for their actions with your words. People around the world read your words. Given the power of people like you acting this way, there is little that could not be accomplished. Light the world. You can do this Sunshine.

At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Ahmed said...

hello Sunshine
you have got a nice blog here :)

just want to correct something abot the margi, the margi didnt want people to go for demonstrations for fear of infeltrated groups and terrorists, but those who went for demonstrations, were blessed by the margi, and the margi; already has been repeating the demands on tribunes of Friday prayers, especially in kerbala, by alsistani's spokesmen , alsafi and alkarbala'ee.
they were talking so long about the politicians delay in formation of the govt and their stealing as well.. and many many other things..

so, the margi is by people's side, not by any one..

At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sunshine,

Seek the truth in whatever form.

As long as you are sentient, genuine, honest, and thoughtful, you will eventually succeed.

I am so happy to witness these Revolutions. I wish Americans would wake up already and have a Revolution of their own....

At 10:28 AM, Blogger alana said...

Dear Sunshine,
my name is Lanie and I am from Canberra, Australia. Today I stumbled across your blog. I was reading one post about a party you were having when you mentioned that you heard an explosion-at first I didn't understand. Then I understood that it was a bomb you heard and I was taken aback. From what I had read prior to that was the writings of an extremely intelligent, passionate and honest girl who had a strong opinion in regards to politics. This girl sought peace and freedom in her country which was once strong and safe.
When I realised that you were in a place where bombs were being dropped, I was so upset.

Sunshine, you must forgive me for my ignorance. I am 14 in a Western country-in History at school we are learning about the Second World war. I had assumed, until just now, that innocent, beautiful people-women, men and children alike-like you, could never be in danger like that in today's world.

I am not sure who is trying to hurt your people, but for whatever reason it is-religious prejudice, for power..whatever- I hope you know that as a human being with a soul and a heart, you, your family, your country and the people in it deserve SO much better. And I hope you know that you are an inspiration for millions of people around the world-even me, a fourteen year old girl from Australia.
It is people like you that change the world. It is women and girls like you that once sought out justice and equality for themselves, and in doing so inspired the world to be a better place.
Please continue your courageous mission to make your wonderful, yet confused and hurt country, Iraq a better place. Keep yourself safe, do well in Engineer school and keep writing these posts because as you do you are making a huge impact on the world.
Finally, thankyou for being a hero for people across the world. You said that you want the Arabian Countries to be united as before but I hope that one day the whole world will be in union.

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like your blog,genuine words and pics

At 1:09 AM, Blogger Ripama said...

Sunshine...It's best to focus on Iraq. A passionate patriot such as yourself can't Di everything and be everywhere by herself, she must direct her energies where they are effective.

CHAOS ( Kay-os) not COIAS :)

At 1:10 AM, Blogger Ripama said...

Sunshine...It's best to focus on Iraq. A passionate patriot such as yourself can't Di everything and be everywhere by herself, she must direct her energies where they are effective.

CHAOS ( Kay-os) not COIAS :)

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Elimar Licos said...

hello sunshine..
i'm glad to see that you are writing again.
don't be afraid to express what you feel and think, to publish what you see and heard.
i hope and pray that Iraq will be peaceful again together with the freedom we all are seeking.
God Bless you and take care always.

At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog shows the heart of iraqis

At 4:07 AM, Anonymous Wayne said...

My Dear Sunshine,

I am so happy to see that you have posted 2 new comments. I have been worried about you since you had not posted in so long a time. I always miss you and hope that you are alright.

I pray to God to watch over you and all innocent Iraqi people at least one time every day.



At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you no longer enjoy blogging? Been a while..

At 5:37 AM, Blogger Sloane said...

You are a beautiful person x

At 12:06 AM, Blogger Zaa said...

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