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Omar Al-Rikabi

Blog Posts by Omar Al-Rikabi

Posted by Omar Al-Rikabi 5 years 24 weeks ago
Posted by Omar Al-Rikabi 5 years 52 weeks ago
A couple of days before Christmas 1993, I was sitting in my parent's living room watching a football game when I got a call from my uncle in Baghdad. After a very quick hello, he jumped right into...
Posted by Omar Al-Rikabi 6 years 4 weeks ago
The week before the invasion of Iraq, I was locked in an e-mail debate over the war with a friend of mine from my home church in Texas. I explained to him why I was opposed to the war. He responded...
Posted by Omar Al-Rikabi 6 years 5 weeks ago
A couple of weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday, I received a call from my cousin. Her father-in-law in Baghdad was dead. His death was not the result a car bomb or a kidnapping. No bullets or...
Posted by Omar Al-Rikabi 6 years 7 weeks ago
My parents had an agreement: If my father could name his children, then my mother could raise us in the church. So I was given a full Muslim name, but I was baptized as a Christian. Growing up I...