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Old 03-09-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
Wissam J. Faraj
 
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We lost Iraqi Aikidoka

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
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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Hi Wissam,

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

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Old 03-09-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: We lost Iraqi Aikidoka

I am sorry for your loss, Wissam, and extend my condolences to your friend's family.
Salaam Alekem.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:09 PM   #4
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Re: We lost Iraqi Aikidoka

This is indeed a shame. Prayers that the bloodshed and suffering do not endure.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:21 AM   #5
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Re: We lost Iraqi Aikidoka

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...
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:45 AM   #6
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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...
Condolences...
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:13 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 03-10-2007, 09:22 AM   #8
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Dear Aikidoka Friends..
Thank you for your great feelings.
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:13 PM   #9
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I'm sorry for the loss Wissam. Are there any videos up of Mohammad Ethar Sirri training?
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:21 PM   #10
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Condolences from Israel

On behalf of the Israeli Aikido Association I wish to convey our honest condolences.
I heard about this tragedy from Don Levin 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.

Yours,
Ze'ev Erlich
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:53 PM   #11
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Sorry for your loss...
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:38 PM   #12
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My sincere condolences on your loss, and prayers for the safety of you and others in dangerous areas.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:51 AM   #13
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Condolances.

Best,
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:19 AM   #14
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Sad news. Condolences and commiserations.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:36 AM   #15
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From across the miles, deepest condolences.

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Old 03-14-2007, 01:50 AM   #16
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Deepest condolences on your loss and to Mohammad Ethar Sirri's family and friends.

kind regards from the U.S.,

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Old 03-26-2007, 11:45 AM   #17
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Condolences. May he rest peacefully in paradise.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:36 PM   #18
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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.
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