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AliRiza

Iraq-Kuwait enmity?

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Aslam Alaikum brothers and sisters,

As much as I dislike getting into these kinds of topics. I touched a persistent need to bring this to the table to clear things up for myself and for others that may have the same question as well. I've always been wondering about this since I first went to Iraq on Feb 2017. However, let me begin by introducing myself just to give you an idea of the gravity of this situation. I'm Iranian who was born and brought up in the state of Kuwait although it might suffer from the same issues other countries have in that region in my eyes it is a wonderful country just like Iraq, Iran, Britain and the rest of the world. Given that I had lived there, particularly, in my childhood before we move to England, hence, I speak Arabic in Kuwaiti dialect! 

So, on Feb 2017 my grandmother and I decided to go for ziyarat and so we did along with my sister and brother in law to Karbala, Najaf and Baghdad! it was really beyond what words can describe it made us grow spiritually! I wish that I could just stay there forever. Anyway, me being in Iraq made it obvious that I should make use of my language I never thought that this would cause me any problems! initially I didn't feel anything till the day when we went shopping in Najaf and I was translating to Arabic for my grandmother who only speaks Farsi, a man went off on me and started shouting and cursing me saying things about a port I couldn't understand at the time as my Arabic isn't that good either. What I did find out later that he was talking about a port that Iraq and Kuwait have a dispute over. What I couldn't understand is how this relates to me as I don't even live there? Honestly, I came across many that were extremely respectful and kind not only on our trip also in England everyday. However, this incident as well as other comments I found on this forum which I dunno how to comprehend like "Kuwait = Iraq anyway" that made me feel a bit insecure towards our Iraqi brothers and avoid speaking in Arabic as much as possible even at the masjid! Therefore my question is, is there enmity between Iraqi Kuwaiti people? 

If there is then why religion isn't helping here? What about social justice? Is it reasonable to develop hostility against each other and at the same time claim to love and follow a man who was utterly compassionate and cried even for his murderers! What's even worse is that we have given everything a religious touch therefore comes responsibility to own up to our claims otherwise why act religious? And the same goes for all other issues particularly in the tagleed field which many, but not all, have got wrong :(

Before I conclude here I would like to set clear that I'm not arguing against/for. Personally, I don't even ask people where they're from? I find it pointless some times. This is just a thing I got caught up in and would like to hear some more opinions about.

Thanks a lot for reading this and feel free to express yourself and your ideas :)

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Because Iraqis have this delusional mindset that Kuwait is part of Iraq and was lost due to colonial rule, even though there is no proof of that, and it was nothing more than propaganda set by the Iraqi regime under king gazi in the 30s after Kuwait outright refused his proposal of completely taking over Kuwait, that propaganda was later carried on after the Iraqi monarchy was deposed. Despite the fact that Kuwait was established in 1613 and Iraq was carved out from ottoman turkey in 1922. Hell even Portugal and Greece have a stronger claim over Kuwait than Iraq

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15 minutes ago, لبيك يا صاحب الزمان said:

Because Iraqis have this delusional mindset that Kuwait is part of Iraq and was lost due to colonial rule, even though there is no proof of that, and it was nothing more than propaganda set by the Iraqi regime under king gazi in the 30s after Kuwait outright refused his proposal of completely taking over Kuwait, that propaganda was later carried on after the Iraqi monarchy was deposed. Despite the fact that Kuwait was established in 1613 and Iraq was carved out from ottoman turkey in 1922. Hell even Portugal and Greece have a stronger claim over Kuwait than Iraq

These plates look nice.

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15 minutes ago, لبيك يا صاحب الزمان said:

Despite the fact that Kuwait was established in 1613 and Iraq was carved out from ottoman turkey in 1922.

Leave nationalism, and have pride in being Shi’ite.

Edited by Simon the Canaanite

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31 minutes ago, لبيك يا صاحب الزمان said:

Because Iraqis have this delusional mindset that Kuwait is part of Iraq

Once the British knew that the Empire game was up, they played some fun games with geography to leave themselves with sources of income and leverage.

I find it a little more than coincidental that what Britain did to the former Ottoman Empire (in Iraq/Kuwait) is very similar to what happened to Malaya which ended up being divided into Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

The interesting parallel there is Brunei, which just happens to be ultra rich and very close to Britain, a bit like Kuwait.

Edited by Haji 2003

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15 hours ago, Simon the Canaanite said:

These plates look nice.

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4446466128_69f4719e53.jpg.b4cb0932c1d7c59f3d37ff0b87def168.jpg

Leave nationalism, and have pride in being Shi’ite.

These plates were used during the first gulf war  in the occupied territories of Kuwait.

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15 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

Once the British knew that the Empire game was up, they played some fun games with geography to leave themselves with sources of income and leverage.

I find it a little more than coincidental that what Britain did to the former Ottoman Empire (in Iraq/Kuwait) is very similar to what happened to Malaya which ended up being divided into Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

The interesting parallel there is Brunei, which just happens to be ultra rich and very close to Britain, a bit like Kuwait.

Malaysia/ Indonesia were not one country but consisted of several kingdoms before European domination and Brunei happens to be one of them but with a weird border because much of their historical land was lost to Indonesia and Malaysia

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