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 the few reliable sources on life under ISIS rule and was frequently used by journalists and scholars to understand the atrocities committed by ISIS fighters. The blog was targeted for its diligent reporting and received several online death threats from the terrorist group. Mohammed continued to hide his identity out of concern for his safety and decided to flee Mosul in 2015. He continued to post using intel from friends and relatives with contacts in ISIS, but as attacks grew on the city’s residents, Mohammed posted more infrequently and eventually received asylum in Europe. On December 5, 2017, Mohammed went public as the voice behind Mosul Eye.

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  • صباح الجمال من ارض الموصل ❤️اشعروا بالامتنان لهذه الارض فهي كريمة العطاء معنا#ErathDay2018 #رسائل_من_الموصلSun Apr 22, 12:37am
  • ماذا لو يحدث التالي: - انشاء معمل لتدوير الحديد (السكراب) - انشاء معمل لتدوير الخرسانة والتيكلات عن طريق استخدام تق… https://t.co/dQhDcQGqoRSat Apr 21, 1:40pm
  • #يلا_نغوح 🚴🏼‍♂️هاشتاك ينتشر على صفحات شباب الموصل، يبدو هناك طبخة شبابية بحت تطبخ على نار هادئة، ننتظرها.Sat Apr 21, 12:23pm

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