Sunday, September 26, 2004

Good Will of an Iraqi-American

Abud Al-Jiboury, an Iraqi-American Businessman from Bowling Green, Ohio had a fundraiser last weekend at a branch of his Mediterranean restaurants. He sold dinner tickets for $9 per person for all-you-can-eat food at the restaurant on September 15, 2004. The proceeds are going to the Iraqi people living in poor parts of Baghdad.

He said in a newspaper interview:
"A dollar here doesn't mean a lot, but for an Iraqi, it means a lot. For $9, we can help a family for a week."

Dave McCoy, a friend of Al-Jiboury's family said about the fundraiser:
"We have a direct connection because Abud knows people over there. I think it's sad that the whole situation is overshadowed by the political situation here...The people of Iraq need to know the people of America do care, and this is a chance to help them individual to individual, not government to government, or government to individual."

This is probably the best non-political statement I've heard in a while.

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Arabic Word of The Post:

businessman: رجل أعمال - / rajul 'a-MAL /

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