The War on Terror that goes Unreported..

The War on Terror, especially in Iraq, is not just about destroying the current generation of terrorists, but also in preventing the next generation from becoming terrorists.  This is one of the most important aspects of the War on Terror and unfortunately the media has chosen to ignore the progress we have made, and continue to make.  The following press release is a good example of some of what we are doing to give the next generation of Iraqis something to look forward to beyond a life of terror and Jihad.

KIRKUK — She held back tears explaining why this day meant so much to the more than 2,000 orphans in the Shorish and Chamchamal-Kalar quarters of Kirkuk.

“Sadaam Hussein massacred their parents and destroyed their villages,” said Surod, a local national aid worker. “Silly little things that are meaningless to you, like a pencil, mean the world to them,” she said. “No one gives them anything.”

Until now.

Bud’s Organization for Children’s Rights received over 50 boxes of school supplies, toys, stuffed animals and soccer balls to be distributed to more than 2,000 orphans in and around Kirkuk from the 325th Brigade Support Battalion at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Nov. 6.

Rebwar S. Muhamed — Bud’s founder — teaches Arabic, history and geology to 12-year-olds in a local primary school, but devotes much of his time to his children’s rights organization. None of his many stories of children “doing without” were more compelling than the tale of two students he noticed who never attended school on the same day.

“I knew these two children from the same family that attended my class,” Muhamed said through an interpreter. “I would see one student one day and the other student the next. I learned the reason that they didn’t attend school together was because they were sharing a pair of shoes.”

“War in Iraq has created a very big social problem of widows and orphans,” Muhamed said. “I [empathize] with the children because we suffered during our childhood just as they are suffering. They are the future of this country, and they need our help.”

Read the rest of the story here

Posted to Mudville Gazette, Bullwinkle Blog, The Pirates Cove, The Clash of Civilizations

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