Saturday, February 10, 2007

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi

I met Dr. Dahlia Wasfi at Camp Democracy this summer. As a medical doctor of Jewish and Iraqi heritage, she has a unique perspective on the Iraq war.

She has visited her father's family in Iraq several times. Dr. Wasfi left a promising medical career to devote her life to ending the US war against the Iraqi people.

Click HERE to see footage of her speaking at an Iraq War forum

Click HERE to visit her website,


Blogger Paul Hue said...

I'm interested in her "Iraqi and jewish heritage".

Is her jewish heritage European or Arab? Of course the original Jews, Christians, and Muslims were all approximately the same people (Abraham was an Iraqi Arab), and thus as long as Judiasm has existed, Iraq has contained some Jews.

Is her Iraqi heritage muslim?

February 19, 2007 12:23 PM  
Blogger Nadir said...

Thanks for the comments, Paul.

According to her website her mother's family fled Austria to avoid the holocaust. I think her Iraqi family is Muslim, but am not sure.

Where do you get the information that says Abraham was an Iraqi Arab?

My understanding is that Abraham's grandson Jacob is the Israel for which the twelve tribes are named. It is also my understanding that Abraham's son Ishmael (by Sarah's handmaiden Hagar) is the father of Arab Muslims.

Abraham is therefore the father of both races, and cannot be claimed as one or the other.

February 19, 2007 12:32 PM  
Blogger Nadir said...

Or I should say, he cannot be claimed as ONLY one or the other.

February 19, 2007 12:32 PM  

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