Thursday, November 25, 2010
Salam Pax (Peace) - A Peace Anthem honoring the connections between people of different origins, by Don Arbor
Salam Pax (aka Salam al-Janabi, Arabic: سلام الجنابي) is a pseudonymous blogger from Iraq whose site "Where is Raed?", gave a gripping account of the Iraq conflict During (and after) the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The pseudonym consists of the word "peace" in Arabic (Salām) and Latin (Pāx).
Don Arbor (www.donarbor.com ) was a reader of the Blog and wrote the song "Salam Pax (Peace)", honoring the connections between people of different origins, and the possibility of a more peaceful world.
He became known as the Baghdad Blogger. But no one knew his identity - or even if he existed.
His full story can be read HERE:
Guardian UK - by Rory McCarthy - May 30, 2003