When Baghdad was the Centre of the Scientific World!

Margo’s Blog has provided a rich seam this week. THis seems to need widespread dissemination. As much to the Islamic world outside Iraq as to the Western powers, and especially to Tony Blair! We in the UK have brought the World not to a standstill, but a backward slide into bestiality, by failing to look at checks and balances, unleashed the dogs of war. A counter image to John Cleese’s legitimate satire but well beyond a joke. How will any of us recover?

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In 2011,  I published my book ‘Once Upon a Time in Baghdad’ a creative non fiction book about my two decades life in Baghdad, where I was born. What prompted me to write my book at the time, were the many questions from my European and American friends. Was I a Moslem, did we also walk around covered from head to foot, were we also poor, and more such ignorant questions. Many were surprised to hear that Baghdad during the time I grew up there, was a cosmopolitan multi cultural buzzing town, that Christians Moslems and Jews and others lived and worked side by side, that I drove a car at the age of 16, that I attended a French Convent and learned 3 languages, that we watched the latest Hollywood movies, with Arabic subtitles, bought Vogue magazines for our fashion,  etc.  I decided to put down on paper what…

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Author: philipparees

A writer ( mostly narrative poetry) of fiction and non-fiction. Self publisher of fiction and Involution-An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God (Runner-up Book of the Year (2013), One time builder ( Arts centre) Mother of four daughters: Companion of old man and old dog: One time gardener, lecturer, wannabe cellist, mostly enquirer of 'what's it all about', blogger and things as yet undiscovered.

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