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Wissam J. Faraj
03-09-2007, 05:23 PM
Dear friends...

During all battles and fights and bombings which happening in Iraq by American army and Iraqi militias, we lost and losing out every day tens of Iraqi people.

But now for the first time we lost Iraqi Aikidoka. He's our old friend (Mohammad Ethar Sirri).
Mohammad was the first student under Atif Amin Sensei in Baghdad at 1991, he became instructor and in charge after Atif Sensei at 1994 until 1999.
He's killed last month.

Praying for him...

Wissam Faraj

03-09-2007, 05:32 PM
Hi Wissam,

My condolences to Mohammad's family, friends, and loved ones.

-- Jun

Cady Goldfield
03-09-2007, 05:34 PM
I am sorry for your loss, Wissam, and extend my condolences to your friend's family.
Salaam Alekem.

03-09-2007, 09:09 PM
This is indeed a shame. Prayers that the bloodshed and suffering do not endure.:(

03-10-2007, 02:21 AM
In times like these not much can or should be said.
I only wish that all non-Iraqi soldiers leave your country. The sooner this happens, the sooner you will sort out how to rebuilt your beautyful country and exit the present chaotic madness. After all, oil does have a price but the human life is priceless.
My warmest thoughts to all who suffer...

03-10-2007, 07:45 AM
The death of a member of the big Aikido family is always said news.
Even more this time coz you already know it is not the only death to mourn, but it comes with hundreds of poor people in a hard moment for Iraq.
The sadness for the situation in the whole mid-east is too beg to describe in words...

03-10-2007, 09:13 AM
Hi folks,

Please, let us not politicize this thread. If you feel the need t express political concerns, please take them to the Open Discussion forum. Thank you.

-- Jun

Wissam J. Faraj
03-10-2007, 10:22 AM
Dear Aikidoka Friends..
Thank you for your great feelings.

Roman Kremianski
03-10-2007, 05:13 PM
I'm sorry for the loss Wissam. Are there any videos up of Mohammad Ethar Sirri training?

ze'ev erlich
03-10-2007, 05:21 PM
On behalf of the Israeli Aikido Association I wish to convey our honest condolences.
I heard about this tragedy from Don Levin (http://blog.tapuz.co.il/IAA/images/1555210_88.jpg)Sensei while he conducted a class here in a local Salaam Shalom Peace Aikido seminar. He informed us the terible news while he had tears in his eyes.
Please be strong. I hope that in the near future we will train together.

Ze'ev Erlich

03-10-2007, 05:53 PM
Sorry for your loss...

03-10-2007, 08:38 PM
My sincere condolences on your loss, and prayers for the safety of you and others in dangerous areas.

Ron Tisdale
03-12-2007, 08:51 AM


03-12-2007, 11:19 AM
Sad news. Condolences and commiserations.

Janet Rosen
03-12-2007, 11:36 AM
From across the miles, deepest condolences.

03-14-2007, 02:50 AM
Deepest condolences on your loss and to Mohammad Ethar Sirri's family and friends.

kind regards from the U.S.,

Jenny Van West

Armin Quast
03-26-2007, 12:45 PM
Condolences. May he rest peacefully in paradise.

03-26-2007, 04:36 PM
faraj sama
Assalamu Alilkum Wa Rahmatulah Wa Barakatuh

the passing of a family member is always heart breaking. Mohammad Ethar Sirri is part of our aikido family. you are part of our aikido family.

so we mourn with you.