Thursday, July 2, 2015

10 Reasons Why Iraq Is The Worst Place On Earth

If you’ve been alive for more than a day, you will know that Iraq is a dangerous place, where suicide attacks are a daily occurrence, women are oppressed, and people don’t have a social life. A guy I know moved to Iraq four months ago, and wanted to share his experience of life in Baghdad (the Capital City) and has set out to prove why Iraq really is the worst place on earth.

1. Suicide attacks are daily occurrence


People live a peaceful life. Baghdad is not a battlefield and rockets do not fall over your head.

Baghdad Traffic

Chances of you dying while driving in Baghdad are higher than getting shot at.

2. Iraqi women are oppressed

Iraqi women in parliament

25% of seats in national parliaments are held by women.

Zaha Hadid Iraqi Architect

Zaha Mohammad Hadid, is an Iraqi architect. She received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004—the first woman to do so and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011.

3. It’s a plain desert

Iraq beauty

This photo would disagree!

Iraq Marshes

and so would this one…

4. The people are violent.

Lovers In Baghdad

We spotted two lovers on a Ferris Wheel in Baghdad.

Baghdad Valentines Day

Streets across Baghdad have been lined with stalls selling heart-shaped balloons and huge red teddy bears for Valentines Day.

5. There’s nothing to do for fun

Iraqi Bingo Caller

An employee at Baghdad’s Alwiyah Club called out the winners of a bingo game.

Baghdad Jetski on the Tigris River

Young thrill seekers don wet suits and get ready to jet ski on the Tigris River.

6. It has no historical heritage

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Babylon’s Hanging Gardens were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

7. It’s a poor country

Iraqi Oil Industry

Oil reserves in Iraq are considered the world’s fifth-largest proven oil reserves, with 140 billion barrels.

8. TV and Music are banned

Arab Idol Iraq

Equivalent of American Idol called Arab Idol – the most popular show in the country.

Iraqi TV Show

There are about 20 TV channels and more than 25 radio stations in the country.

9. It is a war-torn country

Iraq war torn country

Not really!

Baghdad Skyline

I would have to disagree again.

10. Iraqis are against democracy

Iraqi Voters in the elections

This photo says, No, they are not!

Iraqi Sunni and Shia United

This is how Iraq has been for years, everyone living side by side.

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