Saturday, April 02, 2005


Hi again and sorry for all this absence but I have an urgent situation in the last days cause my cousin was killed by the terrorists in the city of AL-DOURA in south of Baghdad without any reason known and I will get mad to know the reason of killing my cousin in his small super market near his house.
My cousin's age is 47 years old and have five children and the younger one have less than one year,now this child will grow up as an orphan because the terrorists kill his father just for getting fun and make a disturbance in the area.
My cousin is very honest man and faithfull for his friends and his relatives ,when my father died he helped me and my family in every thign we were need and every day was coming to visit us and if we need anything we were told him, he was like my father and he told me consider me as your father and evrything you want just ask it from.
What a miserable life we live, you dont know when you will die, I expect my death in every moment becaus eof this bad and unsafety situation.
The story of killing my ocusin was that : two guys get off from thier cars infront of my counsin's supermarket and they were having guns (8.5 mm makaroof) and inter my cousin's superamrket and shot him on the chest area and when my cousin drop they shot him in his head and neck region from very near distance and this cause the death in the same moment and the two guys run away after killing him, what a murders are there ?? they took him form his small children, the innocent children and make five children without father just for getting fun.
These days Iraq is like a forest the strong eats the weak and we are the victims... I cant hold this life, I cant hold anything ,I missed the most lovely person to me and to my family and his family... God bless this hero who was died when he was working to bring food to his family...
I am very confused and shocked and as much as I was happy for the new Iraq Iam now very sorry this absence of mu father before six months and now my cousin and I dont know who will u lose in the next days.......
I am very sorry for my sad blgo but please forgive me because this is the only place that I can talk freely without any fear from the terrorist and I want to told you
Thank you....


Blogger Lisa, New York said...


I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to your cousin. I don't know what to say. You've brought me to tears.

I hope things get better soon. What happened to your cousin should not happen to anybody. Those people who killed him are evil and they will rot in hell when they die. Your cousin is in a better place.

I wish there was something I could do but I hope you know that there are people all over the world who care about you and are praying for you and your family, and especially those five children.

2/4/05 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Saleem, I am sorry for your terrible misfortune. Let us hope that the recent Fatwa by the Sunni and Shia clerics to encourage Iraqis to join the army and security forces will end with the murderers and thugs taken to prison and the grave yard.

2/4/05 1:05 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

Oh, Saleem. I have tears in my eyes, too. My heart goes out to you. Please do not loose hope. There is good news on another front. The wrangling over who would fill the various positions in your new government is now over and perhaps some rapid progress will now be possible. I so hope that you and those you love will not have to deal with another senseless act of brutality again and that Iraq's future will be bright enough that their loss will not be in vain.

3/4/05 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you and your cousin's wife and children - what a cruel, cruel world we live in. Just pour your heart out to us - do not apologize; we care.

God Bless


3/4/05 1:12 PM  
Blogger dcat said...


Looks like we will all be here for you. May you feel the warm embrace to ease the pain. You will be added to my site.

3/4/05 1:57 PM  
Blogger Mister Ghost said...

Poor Saleem,
There is darkness in the world, but there is also light. At times, it seems this darkness overwhelms the light. This
is one of those times for you.
You're overcome with sadness, and wondering why these events have occurred in your life and to your family members.

And it is hard to discern reasons why bad things happen: Chance, one's destiny, an uncaring God,
forces of nature, or the presence of evil. It's hard to say exactly why events happen the way they do.

But just know this: Things will get better. For your cousin it is too late, but his family lives on and carries his memory and love,
as do you.

And with Life there is Hope...

3/4/05 4:38 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

Dear Saleem,

البقية بحياتك

I'm so sorry for what happened to your cousin. I heard of your cousin's murder on a few days ago. But, didn't know he was related to you. It's a small world we're living in.

I'm speachless and don't know what to say except keep up the faith.

3/4/05 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear of the murder of your cousin. Death of someone you love is always difficult, but death by senseless violence is the harshest to accept.

I hope all of the Good People of Iraq will come together and build a society that is safe for all to live in peace, harmony, equality, and prosperity for all.

Original Jeff

3/4/05 6:32 PM  
Blogger Rosebuds said...

Can you set up a Paypal account where we can contribute to your cousins family...I know it will not bring him back but maybe we all can help ease the financial burden of his loss...I am so sorry for your family's loss

3/4/05 9:16 PM  
Blogger Davis Insider said...

Sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how terrible it must be. We all hope that your cousin's children and grandchildren will grow up in a better Iraq, so that his death, and the deaths of so many others, will have meant something.

3/4/05 9:45 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...


Saleem has a PayPal account. It's at the right top corner of the blog.

3/4/05 10:09 PM  
Blogger Ed - Dallas said...


Be strong for yourself and your cousins family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

3/4/05 10:21 PM  
Blogger Ahmad said...

Dear Saleem,

What happened is terrible, especially when there is no explanation for it. But you have to be strong and believe, I am sure it's easier said than done, but do it for your family and your cousin's family.

People from all over the world are praying for you and for all the Iraqis in Iraq. Your cousin will be remembered. And I hope that one day we will have a memorial to honour all the brave Iraqis who lost their lives during times like these.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Ina Lil Lah Wa Ina Ilaihi Raji3on.

4/4/05 3:11 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...


I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. Remember that you are not alone, we all are praying that God will hold you and all your loved ones in the palm of his hand.

4/4/05 5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the children grow up strong and healthy, free and accustomed to peace.


4/4/05 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Mac said...

Saleem, I was so very saddened to hear for your loss. There is no way to express to you how this affects all of us around the world. May God be with you and protect you and your family.

4/4/05 8:11 AM  
Blogger AlanK said...


I am sorry for your loss, hopefully something good can come out of this,

4/4/05 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...


So sorry to hear about your loss. I hate that so many people are so needlessly killed just to try and keep people afraid.

The bright spot in this dark time is that the sun is starting to rise. The same terrorist that are trying to keep people afraid are starting to piss off the everyday people of your country who just want to live. It's sad when it takes so much effort to just live. I have to remind my friends here in the states (USA) that we are fortunate that we don't have to think about things like this each day as we go to the market or the movies or even to church.

I will be happy when people i your country can live as free and can smile daily with only minor problems, like how much gas costs.


Take care and condolenses.

-Paul - Atlanta, GA, USA

4/4/05 10:07 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Dear Saleem,
I am so very sorry to hear this tragic news. It makes me angry to find out that good people are still being murdered. I wish I could wave a magic wand...alas, I do not believe in magic.

I pray that you will receive justice and find forgiveness in your heart...someday. Do not let it destroy you. Do not give them more than they are worth, God bless you.

5/4/05 3:35 AM  
Blogger BP said...


البقية بحياتك

I am so sorry to hear the news. I pray that God will be beside his family during this very difficult time. Saleem, be encouraged, the wave of darkness will end, evil never wins.

with love,

5/4/05 4:30 AM  
Blogger membrain said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss Saleem. This was a terrible crime. A senseless killing of a wonderful man. I can't express my condolences enough to help you with your grief but my thoughts are with you.

6/4/05 12:30 PM  
Anonymous kelly in nevada usa said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know that words will not ease your pain, only know that there are many people out here who support you and have fond feelings for you, we are praying for you and Iraq. It is my prayer that someday very soon all days will be bright and happy. Please do not let your greif keep you down, you must have/keep hope. You are an inspriation to those of us who read your blog. I remember when you were not posting, I was crazy with worry for you. Love will prevail and even in difficult times, God is still good. May God bring his love around you and comfort you now and always.

7/4/05 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm so sorry for all you've been through. Sometimes we think it's the end of everything when things like that happen and it seems as though evil has taken over, but we must look up and ask God to help us through it all.

This proves how we don't belong to this world and must look for the Kingdom of God. This world has lots of evil in it and also lots of good people. There are lots of lost souls out there that we must pray for.

I’m sure your cousin was a good guy doing his job to provide for his family. Those people that did this to him are evil through and through and will get their just punishment, if not in this lifetime, then in the next. You know your cousin went to heaven. I'll pray to Jesus and the Blessed Mary for you so you won't loose faith and for your cousin’s family. Please also find the strength to pray that God will see you through this.


10/4/05 3:59 PM  
Blogger Omni said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss; I hope that one day soon, Iraq will be free of terrorism, so that you can live without fear.

13/4/05 1:55 AM  

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