Layla Anwar

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Layla is an Arab Iraqi woman who has blogged about the US/UK invasion of her country since 2006. [1] She is a Sunni Muslim in her 40's and has lived in forced exile in Syria since 2008. This from the heading of her blog:

Who am I ? The eternal Question . Have not figured it out fully yet . All you need to know about me is that I am a Middle Easterner, an Arab Woman - into my 40's and old enough to know better. I have no homeland per se. I live in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Egypt simultaneously...All the rest is icing on the cake.

Uncomfortable reading

Layla Anwar's blog posts make uncomfortable reading for anyone whose perspective on the world is "Western". No matter you were among the millions who marched or otherwise protested (and maybe continue to protest) against the 2003 US/UK invasion of Iraq, from her perspective your relatively comfortable western lifestyle renders you - to a greater or lesser extent - an enabler of the near total destruction of her country. With a million or more dead; 4 million plus homeless/orphans/refugees; her country (the cradle of civilisation) looted of its historic and cultural treasures; its entire infrastructure destroyed; and reduced to factional civil war by those claiming to be its liberators!

She has a point

To read her blog is to get to get some insight into what it might feel like to be "liberated" by a foreign invader.

Disclaimer

The following disclaimer appears on Layla Anwar's blog. It is clear from both its language (English) and content that it is aimed at the invading 'Coalition' and its enablers. It applies equally to the links from this page:

You have just landed on a politically incorrect blog which contains "offensive" material and language. A blog where I don't mince my words, nor beautify them. Bottom line, I don't give a damn about your sensitivities nor your twisted, contorted, hypocritical faces. You see, you have skinned us alive, we have no skin left. So take it, the way you dealt it -- Raw.

See Also

  • Vomiting Perfidy - Blog post on the occasion of Barack Obama's August 2010 "Mission Accomplished" speech.

References

  1. An Arab Woman Blues... - Layla Anwar's Blog