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The Road to Martyrs' SquareA Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber$
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Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.001.0001

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. Soldier in Chinese Hat, Planning Escape

. Soldier in Chinese Hat, Planning Escape

13. Soldier in Chinese Hat, Planning Escape
The Road to Martyrs' Square

Anne Marie Oliver

Paul F. Steinberg

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes Mahir, a soldier in Iraq during the “the Great Gulf War”. He said that the people of Baghdad survived only because of prostitution, even comparing his work to a prostitute's. This time, he was planning his escape already. He was no warrior keen on sacrificing himself. He had no desire to fight, no desire to become a martyr. He would sell his old gun, and leave Gaza though the tunnels to Egypt. He said that he had a great time with the authors and 'Ali before he walked away, the Chinese hat bobbing slightly as he went.

Keywords:   Gulf War, 'Ali, Mahir, Iraq, Baghdad

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