In many ways if I think of our life in Iraq I will find that we live with God blessing…..Yes every thing in earth depend on God blessing but with people effort…..in Iraq the effort of people is limited.
I think you heard about Cholera infections in Iraq. If you read the statistics you will be astonished that this wounded country is able to withstand in front of this outbreak disease in spite of all the problems that surround it. When this disease showed for the first time in north of Iraq I thought that this disease will spread in our country like the fire spread in dry stalks.
Yesterday I heard about family from the province of Baghdad who hided their diseased aunt in her room and did not take her to hospital because they consider that shameful. Her nephew said, “They will put her under quarantine in hospital…that is shame on our family, we are tribal society”. This family was afraid that society will blame them if they take her to hospital and leave her alone in quarantine. This woman died after three days of her infection. I think she died because the stupid fears of blames not because the infection of Cholera that if they treat her immediately may be she would still alive and also take her to hospital would protect many persons from infection.
From knowing the nature of the society in this area because I know many people who live there I'm almost sure there will be tens of similar cases. And you can count how many persons around those diseased people may carry the infection to other people…..really we live with God blessing only, don’t we?