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Baghdadis battle it out with graffiti on city walls

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by worldoflies, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. worldoflies

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    Baghdadis battle it out with graffiti on city walls

    Discussion started by worldoflies - Feb 9, 2004

    Baghdadis battle it out with graffiti on city walls
    Pundits wage war by proclaiming allegiances, opinions, political views through kilometers of script written on barriers

    Annia Ciezadlo
    Special to The Daily Star

    BAGHDAD: Each dawn, Baghdadis discover the helpless victims of the city’s nightly battles: its walls, scarred by a ferocious war of words.
    In a city where graffiti was once punishable by death, there’s barely a surface that doesn’t shout a political position, from the sacred “We will return with the army of Mohammed” to the profane “Saddam, eat shit.”
    Not all the writings are political. Some take aesthetic positions: “F**k Metallica,” cries one music critic, in English, on the kilometers of wall surrounding the gigantic Al-Rahman Mosque.
    But for the most part, the Arabic script that crisscrosses every wall in this city is like American talk radio writ large: obscene, inaccurate and often hilarious political abuse.
    Like shock jocks, Baghdad’s hundreds of anonymous new pundits even interrupt each other: Every night, warring scribes scratch out each other’s manifestos and superimpose their own, turning Baghdad’s kilometers of gray concrete walls into a cacophony of public opinion...

    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/features/06_02_04_c.asp
     
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    westy - Replied Feb 11, 2004

    punishable by death??! damn.
     
  3. ODS-1

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    ODS-1 - Replied Feb 20, 2004

    Yeah...Read my signature.
     
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  4. why write?

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    why write? - Replied Feb 20, 2004

    damn...^ crazy signature, its ridiculous
     
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    schick1 - Replied Feb 21, 2004

    thats cool, i like iraq:lol:
     
  6. the-quiet-1

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    the-quiet-1 - Replied Feb 23, 2004

    fuck them, i say just bomb the whole country and get rid of them once and for good....:mad: :mad:
     
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  7. Easy E

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    Easy E - Replied Feb 23, 2004

    i wonder if there gonan bring in a vandal squad:lol:
     
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    vynlone - Replied Feb 23, 2004

    Seems like america has tried that already mate. Fuck Bush
     
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    adept - Replied Feb 25, 2004

    wonder if they can get Belton or Montana. j/k
     
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    garcia_vega - Replied Feb 27, 2004

    i'd be really interested in seeing pictures of that stuff. arabic writing looks so cool. too bad the link doesn't work anymore.
     
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    caL - Replied Feb 27, 2004

    i wonder when they will start to do graffitti like we know,
    throwups and peices etc.
     
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