Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Story of a Son Who Found His Real Family after 22 years from himself, Zmnako Muhammad

Zmnako Muhammad is from Hallabg. Zmnako was taken by the Iranian soldiers to Iran on March, 16 1988, and he has lost his family except his mom. Zmnako has written the below story.

        Two days after the mortal chemical bombardment of Halabja in 16 March, 1988, an Iranian airplane brought some of the Halabjian injured to Mashhad, North East of Iran. A boy of three months was among them. He was delivered to the care of an orphanage. In the orphanage, a widow was who was another victim of the Iran-Iraq war cared for the “Dandelion,” a flower seed who had blown over the border. By and by, the woman became attached to the baby. The nurse turned into Dandelion’s mother.
        Years passed. Dandelion had a pleasant home life, but he experienced many problems in his adopted culture. The Dandelion had drifted into a society where he had no civil rights or citizenship. Since his mother didn’t have a husband, according to local law, she couldn’t get Iranian nationality for Dandelion whom the woman named Ali. She loved Ali as her own sons, and told him the story of how he had come to live with her.

  In 1991
        Occasionally, Dandelion would sit in a corner of a room and wonder why he didn’t have a father, or why he never knew the father he once had. “For which sin,” he wondered, “was this punishment?” He didn’t understand why he lacked this essential thing that all the other children around him possessed. After an hour of crying, Dandelion would wipe the tears away and resume his life. His adopted family wasn’t rich, but love and kindness do not let them to think about their poverty.

        Dandelion’s life passed well enough, until one awful day when the boy went to visit Tehran and a cousin phoned him and said, “Your mother had an accident and now she is in the hospital.” Ali quickly returned to Mashhad and went directly to the hospital where his mother was. When he saw his mother, he caressed her face. He was sad but certain that his mother would not be ill long and soon return home.
        A month went by. Sadly, the doctors offered grim news about the dandelion’s mother: An infection in her leg had gotten so bad that it was necessary to take a drastic step: “We must cut off her leg above her knee,” said the surgeon.
        After four more days, on the morning of 7 January, 2007, a nurse called Ali and said, “Your mother doesn’t have good health. You must come to the hospital.” When he arrived to the hospital, Dandelion saw his mother’s nurse and she said, “Your mother died this morning with the morning prayer.” That was the worst news in his life. This wasn’t believable for him. He just cried. He didn’t have any other person in the universe. The only things that remained from his mother were old glasses, her prayer beads and a shawl. Dandelion closed his eyes when his mother was buried.
        The hardest part of Dandelion’s life began. After his mother died, he was accepted in university. But because he didn’t have enough money, he couldn’t continue his study. He was living alone. He couldn’t study or have a good job because he didn’t have Iranian nationality. He struggled to stay alive. Many days he cried for three hours. He still had his question, “For which sin?” He had lost two families, one of them in Halabja and one of them in Iran.
        Four years passed. One day his friends in Tehran phoned him and said, “One of the Kurdish ministers is here and you can meet her.” Dandelion was very happy to hear this news. One afternoon, Ali saw the minister and she said, “There are many families in Halabja that lost their babies March 16.” She invited Ali to go to Kurdistan. In his heart, a bright light shone. He said to himself, “Maybe my father or my mother is alive and maybe I can know who my family is.”
        After two months, Dandelion came to Kurdistan and was welcomed by people and the press. On the first day he went to Halabja. He was very glad because he saw his town and his people, and he cried. Forty-two families had lost their children in the 1988 massacre. Among them, just five families had a child the same age as Ali. The only way to connect Ali to a family was by DNA test. The test result came after a month. That month was very hard for Dandelion.
First time Ali arrives to his city Halabja after 22 years,
And mayor of the city greeting him
        Everyone came to know what the test result was. All of them waited. Dandelion just had his phone in his hand and saw his mother’s picture in that. He thought about his mother and just cried. That moment came and a man began to read the test result. He read the name, “Fatima Mohammad Saleh.” Dandelion didn’t know how to react to his true mother when he met her. First he kissed her hands and caressed her face. Everyone cried.
        After the crowd departed, Ali was alone with his new mother. His first question was about his father. His mother began to cry. After that she gave Dandelion seven pictures. One of them was his father and one of them was his sister. Other pictures were his brothers’ pictures and of course a photo of himself when he was three months. Dandelion learned his real name was Zmnako. Then he went to Halabja cemetery and saw his grave stone. There, he removed his name from the names of victims in Halabja to show that he is alive.

        Maybe after reading this history, you will think this is just a story and is not true. But this story is true and now Dandelion has lived with his new family for 3 years in Sulaimani. He is an undergraduate student at the American University of Iraq-Sulimany.
        He wishes all the world peace and prosperity. He believes Halabja was an event that happened in a day, but the grief is in Halabjian hearts forever. Dandelion believed that the bombardment of his city should be recognized as genocide. He does not want this tragedy to be repeated in anywhere in the world.  
Dandelion is with his mother now but other families still haven’t found their children. 5000 people died, and 10000 of his people injured by the brutal attack from the dictator regime of Saddam in March 16, 1988. Saddam Hussein died, but in every year in March 16 many drops of tears come down from Halabjian people’s eyes. 42 families have lost their children, and they are waiting for another Dandelion to come back. Still Dandelion has this very old question: “For which sin?”

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Why Should Barzani- the president of Kurdistan support the Al-Eraqia List, presided by Ayad Allawi? Why should Barzani sign a contract with Al-Eraqia List?

Why should Barzani sign a contract with Al-Eraqia List?

There are a lot of political affairs in Kurdistan that I have no idea about.  I have tried to chew those ideas that give a clear explanation to the political affairs in Kurdistan, but I am left with no idea.  However, ((Here is one thing that I have a notion about)):
Why Should Barzani- the president of Kurdistan support the Al-Eraqia List, presided by Ayad Allawi?  Why should Barzani sign a contract with Al-Eraqia List? 

Surprisingly, there is a strong relationship between Al-Eraqia List and Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP List.  The spokesman of Al-Eraqia List announced that in a few days, Barzani will declare a great and surprising news. Barzani himself also said he will announce something very surprising in a few days;  That news will surprise people a lot. 
Politicians and some Parliamentarians asserted that the declaration will be signing a contract between the Al-Eraqia List, presided by Ayad Allawi and PKD List, presided by Barzani.
People have various ideas about the positive and negative sides of that declaration.  Some say that declaration will be beneficial for Kurdistan, whereas others claim that that declaration will be too negative.  They also speak out that they don’t understand why there should be a contact between Al-Eraqia List and KDP List. 
More astonishingly, they argue that some of the Al-Eraqia List Parliamentarians were the advocate of Saddam Regime, such as Salih Mutlak, who has one of the highest position Al-Eraqia List.  Yet, Barzani is seeking to sign a contract with Al-Eraqia List.
Last night, one of the members of Dawlati Yasa- presided by Al- Maliki, said, “He is very surprised at the behaviors of Barzani with Al-Eraqia List.”  He also said publicly that the relationship that is at its highest point now may go back to 1996 when a group of Saddam Regime army came to Kurdistan to support KDP.  They killed too many innocent people, especially the supporters of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Kurdistan.
Some claim that since 1996 till now, there has been a strong and living connection between Barzani and Al-Eraqia; that is why now they are looking for signing an official contract.  They are trying to announce their relationship legitimately. 
Here is what I still don’t understand: what is the point of making a contact with an Arabic List?  If you understand, let me know, I will appreciate it…….. Thank you!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Have You Known that Politics and Religion Are Inseparable?

In the name of Allah
Have You Known that Politics and Religion Are Inseparable?
This is still very debatable. People argue whether religion should be separated from Politics. Many people, especially the atheists argue that Politics and Religion are two different notions; thus they should be divided. They also insist that Politics should be used in the daily affairs whereas Religion should be imprisoned in Mosques.
But, I do believe that Religion and Politics are Inseparable. Non of them can be complete without the other. 

Politics is necessary to arrange society, but it must follow a set of rules that are appropriate for all the society.  Rules that give right and equality to all people regardless of race, nationality, gender, color and occupation, must be passed fairly and justly.  Who gave right to all people, black white, male female, nice ugly, clever lazy, and old young?  God is the only and mere person who is able to do so.

Therefore, God told us what to do, how to live, and how to act. Politics needs the rules announced by God. Here is one thing, if religion is separated from Politics, then we need a person to make rules and pass them. 
Which one is better: following the rules and laws passed by God or the laws passed by a biased person or even a great unbiased person?  It is unquestionable that if not all, most people(all rational people) claim that we should be ruled by God’s laws.  
Yet, people claim that Religion should be imprisoned in mosques.  Religion hadn’t come to be jailed in Mosques, but to arrange society, to make people’s life better, to develop peace, to tell people how to live, act, behave, love, and to tell politicians how to treat those people who are under their power and authority. 
If you still argue that religion should be separated from Politics, this means that you accept rules that are passed by a person, not God!!!!  If you think the rules passed by a person, not God, is fairer and or better than God’s laws, this is Shirk!!!!! God protect us…..

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Why does a mere child cry when he has just been born?

I Don’t Remember The Time When I was Born, But I Do Know When I Was Born, I Was Crying.
People should ask themselves a question and they should sleep on it if they want to get the reality of an important situation.  This is the question: Why does a mere child cry when he has just been born?

Before people are born, they have a special place inside their mothers’ chest. That place is their indigenous location. But, when the time of being born comes, they have to leave their indigenous land and appear in a completely different life. They have to leave their special soil where there is no pain, inequality, unfairness, oppression, and hate; and they have to deal with this life where it is full of pain, sorrow, oppression, inequality, hate, and regrets made by people. It is very logical to say: the main and mere reason that makes one day child weep is leaving their indigenous place and come to live in another life.

See, this answer tells us how difficult leaving your native place is. After a few years, people get used to living in this life, thus they love it a lot and even think this life is their indigenous land even though it isn’t. Therefore, I advise people not to live their native place any more because that will make them cry regardless of age, nation, race and area. When one wants to live their original place, they should think about the time when they were born.  They should see how difficult leaving their place in their moms’ chest is.