Iraqi Woman Speaks Out for Peace

By: Dana Arquilla
By: Dana Arquilla

It’s hard to really get the complete picture of the war in Iraq, simply because we're not there to experience it firsthand, but a woman who is experiencing it firsthand shared her personal experiences candidly with a crowd of 50-plus.

Dr. Entisar Mohammad Ariabi is a pharmacist from Iraq who is traveling the United States to relay personal stories she sees on a day to day basis.

She touched on sensitive subjects, stating how much better Iraq was with Sadaam Hussein in power, noting that things were more peaceful and structured.

She also says many Iraqis share her belief that America should pull out of their country, and if and when that happens, she says peace would be restored.

Dr. Entisar Ariabi, a pharmacist from Iraq, was asked, "What's the main message you hope people take back with them?

He replied, "We as Iraqi people, we want them to know we are suffering in Iraq, the kids are suffering in Iraq, the soldiers are suffering in Iraq, fighting, and the military leaving will solve the whole problem."

She is in the panhandle in honor of International Women's Day, and in recognition of the third anniversary of the war.


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