As society evolves and imposes changes in our lives, we find ourselves faced with many challenges. One of the toughest challenges that we Iraqis have faced is being torn from our homes, our families and those individuals most dear and near to us. Relocating is never easy and it is even harder when it is done by force. For nearly 20 years now, Iraqis have experienced a less than fair environment that has resulted in millions of people resettling in various parts of the world. Aside from the love, passion and devotion that we all feel for Iraq, the only other component that we all have in common and share is the advancing world of technology. And that is where the inspiration for the birth of IamIraqi started.
After many sleepless nights and an unimaginable amount of tireless efforts, IamIraqi was finally launched in early 2005. At the time, the site lacked many of the functions and qualities required to attract members, but the most vital mission had been completed. The site had endless potential; it was only a matter of time before the envisioned goals could be implemented. The development of the site continued and currently features a community forum, image upload, a photo gallery, and IamIraqi e-mail. Our very own and unique voice chat has always been a goal of the creators of IamIraqi. Over the years we have faced a few delays due to various reasons. On August 2, 2008, we successfully launched a third party voice chat application. This third party voice chat is temporary and not the development of IamIraqi. It is still the plan of the administration to create and launch a video/voice chat that will serve as a base for reuniting friends both old and new.
IamIraqi is a non-profit community committed to connecting Iraqis via the Internet. IamIraqi's mission is to provide a warm, safe and pleasant haven for Iraqis residing all across the globe. Though we are a small community, the one character trait that we do not lack is uniqueness. Regardless of ethnic background, religious affiliation or social status, we are a tight knit community that radiates beauty, talent, humor, compassion and dedication. Our family is comprised of students, homemakers, entrepreneurs, and professionals. It is because of the commitment and loyalty of IamIraqi members that the site has flourished and continues to grow. By working together and supporting one another through our path in life, we will ensure not only positive personal growth, but also growth as Iraqis and as a community site.
Peace and Blessings,
Site Webmaster / Administrator
Forum ID: Moh
Currently residing in: New York, USA
Moh's Bio: I am the lucky guy -- I enjoy working to improve the site's functionality and layout, by adding new features and improving existing ones. It is a great feeling to see Iraqis gather here and make friends amongst each other. I have made many wonderful friends, some of whom changed my life.
I currently hold a B.S. in computer science, with a focus on Information Systems Security (ISS). I also have a minor in Computer Network Systems (CNS). I currently work for an Internet Service Provider (ISP), and I live in western New York state. I enjoy web design, network security techniques and methodologies, learning, playing soccer (football), traveling, meeting new people, and music. Feel free to contact me through the forum.
Favorite quote: "Choice not chance determines destiny." - Ellie Crystal
Forum ID: Nada
Currently residing in: New York, USA
Nada's Bio: I am the newest member to the IamIraqi staff; almost a year under my belt. My experience as an Administrator has been extraordinary. I have had the pleasure of meeting Iraqis from all over the world. Being a member of the forum has been more than a social experience, it has been a terrific learning experience.
I am 26 years old and currently reside in Hamburg, New York. I was born in beautiful Basra. Though I have lived most of my life in the United States, I hold my Iraqi roots very close to my heart. I have spent the majority of my young adulthood paving the path to my future. I currently have a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Psychology. I am a Certified Public Accountant specializing in corporate accounting and taxes. Business was not my first career choice, but I am satisfied with the decision that I made.
My hobbies and interests include an array of things. I love to travel and wish that I had more time to devote to seeing the world. I also enjoy gardening, sewing, reading and listening to music. In my spare time I like to experiment and test my culinary skills; I have a passion for cooking as I feel that the love in every home starts in the kitchen. Like most people I have many goals and dreams for the future. I do not believe that any dream is unachievable. The future is inevitable and anything is possible.
Favorite quote: "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she's in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Forum ID: Lily
Currently residing in: Sweden
Sara's Bio: I was born in Northern Iraq on October 10, 1984. I am half Kurdish and half Arab. I am married and currently living in Sweden with my husband. I am also pursuing a career in nursing and have recently completed my second year of studies. In my leisure time, I enjoy cycling, being around my friends and family and spending time with my husband. My hobbies include writing poetry, reading books, theatre and swimming. I have done some acting and theatre work in the past, but no longer have time for it anymore.
Forum ID: AL-Samarray
Currently residing in: Amman, Jordan
Omar's Bio: I was born in Baghdad and am living, working and studying in Amman, Jordan. From 2001 to 2004, while living in Yemen, I studied at Sana'a University - College of Pharmacy. After moving to Jordan in 2004, I realized that the "computer world" would be a better course of study. I quickly forgot about Pharmacy and enrolled at AL-Isra' Private University - College of IT & Information Science - Computer Information Technology Department. Along with my studies, I work as a Technical Support Engineer for Emirates Technology Co. (Emitac Jordan). The company is an authorized service provider for HP, Acer.
My interests focus around computers and different software. I like to spend time on the Internet, along with listening to music (Rock, Pop, Soft music, Arabic and Iraqi) and watching movies. Swimming is also an activity that I enjoy.
Favorite quote: "To be, or not to be." - Shakespeare
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