Today Iraq is a place where it stenches death and destruction and it worsens day-by-day. First by the war, and then by the violence that ensued, Iraq has been quickly shattered and it continues unabated. Ever since the American invasion, every day is a new day only to repeat the cycle of violence.
Sometimes a film, a piece of art, or a book can change peoples mind. Some other times a poem, a story may change your mind set. But it is rare that a newspaper article can influence or haunt us for long. Usually, newspaper items make some superficial effect… But a recent article that appeared in the lead page of “SUNDAY HERALD” is heart wrenching.
It speaks of a man ‘Abdul Kareem Ahmed’ who works in the Mosul city morgue confronting the body of his own son among the bodies he receive as part of his work.
Mosul: city of despair where the morgue door never closes, the article was a horror story of what has been happening in Mosul for many days. The experience of Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, a worker of morgue reflects the daily happenings of Mosul. One of insurgent strongholds in Iraq. “While examining the charred bodies as usual, Ahmed was shocked to identify his young son’s body. Given the unending stream of bodies arriving daily, Ahmad could only give a moment to mourn. More bodies were already waiting”.
The life in Mosul and most of Iraq is so unsecured today, either religion or ethnicity will lead to death. Terrorism and insurgent activism make a horrible situation there. Nobody get to learn the real reason behind these brutal killings while most people in Iraq stand for peace and harmony.