Nabil is a friend of ours since the invasion. He writes Nabil's Blog, and we all have watched him grow into a brave young man, but even the brave must be wise enough to know when to leave. His older brother Zeyad writes Healing Iraq and is reporting Baghdad is in the midst of a bloodbath.
Nabil and Zeyad were the people we were trying to help. And they appreciated what was trying to be accomplished. But, it is very clear that the outcome is not what was desired. The religious hatred is far more than any of us can comprehend.
Please read what Nabil has to say and, if you can, donate to Nabil's Escape Fund. Nabil is the kind of person Iraq and the world needs in the aftermath of the conflagration to come.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
To Whom It May Concern
The reason for writing this letter is that my life is like living-hell, everyday is like a very bad nightmare, I start each day and I can't expect what could happen to me till the end of the day.
I live in fear everyday, I wake up in fear, and I sleep the night in fear too, few days ago I stopped going to college, because the road to college is very dangerous, fake police check-points are everywhere and at any moment they can stop me and ask for my ID and once they see that I'm a Sunni they would have me killed or kidnapped or tortured, because they can figure it out from my name and my address (my district is a sunni district), and the 2nd reason why I stopped going to college, is that in Monday (20th Nov. 2006) two police patrols attacked our college building, and opened fire on the outer gate of the college for nearly 15 minutes, then they stopped after they injured some guards of the college, and they left immediatly without giving excuses for what they did.
The last two months I have experienced a lot of things that I never imagend that I will experience in my life. About two weeks ago, my district was attacked by mortar missiles, we had missiles falling everywhere in the district, destroying houses and killing innocent people, the district was attacked with about 75 missiles in 5 days, one of the missiles fell on the side-walk just two yards away from the outer door of my house, it was shocking and very horrible, about a month ago, gunmen killed a woman who was a hair styler and owns a shop near my house for no reason, they just stopped her in the street when she was closing her shop and killed her, and left her corpse laying on the street, and truly I don't want to end up like that.
After living 3 horrible years in Iraq and witnessing all what I've witnessed, I realized that I can't live in this country anymore, I can't live in a country where some gunmen prevent me from going to school, where corrupted policemen will kill me just because of my religion or what's written on my ID, where religion bigots will have me killed just because I wear jeans, or shorts or because I shave my beard everyday in the morning.
The only thing that I want is to finish my studies, and to work and to create a good life and to be a good man who can be helpful and successful and to live the rest of my life in peace.
New Zealand is a great country, I think it's the best place for me to study and work in, and that I have great friends there whom they offored to support me make my dream happen...As soon as I can have residency Visa to NewZealand.
Please, help me make my dream, Please Save my Life!.
22 November 2006
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Thanks to anyone who would help me.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.