It was New Year’s eve and we wanted to ask Mohammad, an affable Iraqi Kurdish man with blue-grey eyes, his wish for 2017. Saanya wanted to record him, but he said with a laugh, “but Saanya, I don’t have teeth!” He so wanted to be able to speak his thoughts, but after willing out a few words in English he would say, “sorry, my English not very good, little good.”
But we understood him clearly.
He wants everything to be very good for everyone. He doesn’t want bombs in this world; not just in Syria, but everywhere. He wants every person to live with love, without problems, with a giving heart. No bombs, no terrorism.
The wish for peace, after all, is a universal language. Hear it for yourself.
Photo/video: Saanya Ali