To Our Countries
by Weam Namou
“To Our Countries” is a project produced by a group of youths who live in Sweden and are originally from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.
The song expresses different parts of the Middle East. Here’s an excerpt about Baghdad:
In Iraq there has been a liberation for more than 10 years. A liberation from injustice, oppression and tyranny that came with a greater tyranny, injustice and oppression, where the people of the country were all expelled.
A liberation that divided what was already divided and what broke what’s already broken. A liberation where civilizations cease to exist. A liberation which all Iraqi citizens were marginalized regardless of their ethnic or religious background.
A liberation that enslaved people and demolished homes. One that killed the human and the motherland.”