August 5, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Ahmed is desperate to get out of Baghdad, after Islamists threatened to kill him or his children because he worked for Western media after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Like thousands of others, he hopes to land a U.S. refugee visa to escape bombings, shootings and death threats in his homeland.
“Fundamentalists told me over the phone: if you don’t quit work we will either kill you or one of your children,” said Ahmed, a father of a son and two daughters who said he was afraid to give his full name.