30 minutes away from death
On 29/September, 2013 a cowered suicidal attack hit my second hometown Erbil. A number of bombed cars exploded near general security forces office taking 6 lives away and leaving 62 others injured.
The day I took Kurdistan as my second home, was the day I decided to dedicate every moment of my life appreciating the security and safety that has given to me after I escaped death in Baghdad late 2006.
I was on my way to general Security office (Asayesh) to get a video permission for my multimedia report on Syrian Refugees. 30 minutes before I arrive, the place was bombed and people were killed. I was so close.
It takes my heart away watching people sacrificing their lives for the safety of others. Those 6 security people who got killed will always be in our hearts and I will honor them every year by remembering their heroic action.
Here is my message to attackers:
No matter where you from, no matter what religion, what race, and what ethnicity, you cannot stop us and we will continue even stronger. You might have succeeded frightening us, but it last for few hours and WE WILL RESPOND. I personally do not speak the language of weapons, but I definitely speak the language of determination and freedom, which will raise people above you all. You, whoever you were, ARE DEAD.