Listen to these two voices! Eat the courage of their hearts and spit out the pits of vengeance as they have done! All our atrocities in Iraq cannot shake the moral fiber of these young Baghdadis. We can hold guns to their heads. We can make them quake with fear. We can fill them with hatred for us.
But we cannot shake their belief that violence against innocents is evil.
Listen to these two voices and imagine the hundreds of thousands that they speak for. They don't want revenge. They only want our troops to come home and our help to rebuild the nation we crushed.
((read responses to these young voices by clicking on "Continue Reading..." at the bottom.))
I want to join your 121contact. Me and my brother A.
I am 16 years old. I live in Baghdad in a shia neighbourhood because we are shia and we love all iraqis, sunnies and kurdish, sabia or yazidiys, muslims and christians and me and brother want your troops to go out because they are bad. We do not like them. They came to our house and told the girls inthe house to go out in the garden and my father and my brother saty in the house with the soldiers. they ordered my father to lie on the ground and my brother too. I cried when I saw my father on the ground and the gun on his head. I closed my eyes because I do not want to see him dead. the other soldiers searched our house and threw my books and clothes on the floor. my mother was brave and talked to the translator that we have nothing and we are innocents and we have only one gun to protect our family. they went and leave my house and the rooms broken. I hate you we did not do anything to your houses and your families why you hurt us?
I am A, 13 years old. I want to say that you have the power to do everything but you donot have the power to kill the will of the iraqi people. We are stronger because we have the faith in Allah and we will defeat you one day insha allah because you are attackers and know nothing about decency and I do not respect you because you do not respect the iraqies.
Do you accept Iraqies to start war against you and kill your old father and mother and break your schools and mosques? Do you accept iraqis to burn your country and hurt your women?
But We wont do what you did to us because we are good people and we have morals.
tell your students about that and tell you people about our feeling...
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