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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  • Sunset in Mosul. October 21, 2018 https://t.co/jMaV3ZvuYgSun Oct 21, 5:50pm
  • Running to the future. This is #Mosul. Don't know how to describe her feelings... would you describe it please? https://t.co/Bbb9Ymst3uSun Oct 21, 5:37pm
  • مصانع و معامل مدينة الموصل قبل 2014 كان هناك العديد من المصانع الحكومية في الموصل - داخل المدينة: من اكبر المصانع… https://t.co/cLR0gjVFxHSun Oct 21, 1:04pm

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