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Iraqi Student Diaries

Ramzi Kysia, Iraq Peace Team | 15.03.2003 03:21

My name is Thuraya El-Kaissi. I am in fifth class. I am 17 years old. I love N’Sync and Anthony Hopkins. I hope that we will see each other and talk about our dreams and hopes and our future ... I am really hope that, inshallah (God willing).

We love American people but the government they hate us and want to done this war on us.

March 4, 2003

Dear Friends - All days is the same, especially these days in which we live under a very hard pressure that American government is continue it’s threats to strike our country, but in spite of all these pressures but the life must go on.

Before few days ago I lived wonderful days due to my brother came from London to see us that we had seen him before 2 years ago .. and he stay with us for 3 days only. It’s really a very short time but it was like a dream. In every day I wake up at 7 o’clock in the morning, at 7:30 I reach to school by bus, at 8 o’clock we starts the first lesson and we finished at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

I love my family especially my father. He’s not only a father, he’s my friend. Our family includes of 5 members, 2 boys older than me and I the only girl .. and my parents. I love my school .. teachers, all my friends in my class. My ambition is to be a translator in English language. My hobbies .. computer, drawing, swimming and tennis.

At the end I’d like to thank all those who reads our letters and have concern with peace and feels of our pains towards what American government is do with us since 13 years ago. I wish all the American people looks for peace and reject what their government do to other nations. Yours, Thuraya Faiq El-Kaissi, 17 years old.

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Today I woke up at 5 o’clock in the morning as I heard the Mosque calling for praying. Then I pray to God and ask him to save our country, live in peace, and let American government lift up it’s hand from Iraq. Then I read some of the Holy Qur’an. After that I went to school by bus.

I am born and live at A’adhamiyah district which is considered an old place that contains a lot of the ancient places for Iraq. Among them the Royal graveyard it’s a preferable place for tourists. It is the graveyard of the Iraqi Kings. I can’t imagine that such a wonderful place will be turn into destruction by the American government.

Today when I was at school I had one examination of computer, then we continued the rest of lessons. When I arrived home I had my lunch and slept. I woke up and done my homework, and I saw my new messages on e-mail and I found 2 messages, one from California and the other from India. Both of them were from girls who were very interested of my message and they expressed their feelings and sympathy towards the Iraqi people.

Finally I finished my homework. Before I went to bed I sat on my bed and looked to heaven through my window and begged God that peace will be on earth and there is no war at all.

Ramzi Kysia, Iraq Peace Team
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