Omar Mohammed

Omar Mohammed

Omar Mohammed is the Iraqi historian and citizen journalist behind Mosul Eye, a news blog that reported on conditions in Mosul during the ISIS occupation. Blogging anonymously as Mosul Eye, Mohammed disguised himself and wandered the streets of Mosul to post updates on life in the city on Facebook, Twitter, and Wordpress during the city’s two-year occupation by ISIS. The blog quickly became one of few reliable sources on life under ISIS rule, helping journalists and scholars understand the atrocities committed by ISIS fighters. The blog was targeted for its diligent reporting, so Mohammed continued to hide his identity out of concern for his safety. In 2015, he decided to flee Mosul. He continued to post using intelligence from friends and relatives, but as attacks grew on the city’s residents, Mohammed’s posts became infrequent. Eventually, Mohammed received asylum in Europe.

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  • وثيقة: عهد الثقة لخلية ازمة نينوى https://t.co/cig2g0WKzg https://t.co/K4JWnYh58rThu Apr 18, 7:05am
  • #عهد_الثقة اتفقنا نحن مجموعة من ابناء محافظة نينوى منح عهد الثقة لخلية الازمة والوثيقة متاحة لكل ابناء وبنات نينوى… https://t.co/VfIkgOWFYyThu Apr 18, 6:53am
  • RT @coalition: Though Daesh has lost territory it once held in Iraq and Syria, stabilisation in those liberated areas is crucial to ensure…Thu Apr 18, 6:08am

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