Monday, January 24, 2011

God bless Azzam Alwash!

Among the heinous crimes that Saddam Hussein perpetrated was his decision to destroy the Marsh Arabs (mostly Shia Muslims) by draining the marshes in southern Iraq, a vast area between the Tigris and Euphrates that had been home to the marsh arabs for centuries.
That monstrous man turned one of the most beautiful sites in the world - reputed to be the original Eden - into an arid desert.
But, thanks to an amazing man called Azzam Alwash, the marshlands of southern Iraq are slowly being restored.
If you can access BBC i-player and if you want to be reassured that there are still good things happening in the world, click HERE. Or paste this url into your browser: Maybe one day, the marshlands will once again look as they did when the above picture was taken. Inshallah.

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