Since reading about the gang-rape and murder of a young Iraqi girl Abeer Qasim, her parents and 7 year old sister, by five American soldiers, an incident to which I wrote my initial reaction here, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I have been profoundly moved by the incident.
I was finally moved to action today and proceeded to work on the wikipedia article about the incident. I had read dozens of news reports over the last few days and thought the wikipedia article could use a lot of work. I ended up rewriting 99% of the original article, and also added a picture of Abeer’s ID card which proved her age was 14, not 25 as some
This is all I can do for you Abeer. The world will forget about you in a week’s time. I’ll stay back and make sure you get your due page in history, a well written and more importantly, an accurate account. You won’t be forgotten.
I’ll keep working on the page as events unfold.