The Iraqi Orphan: The Family – BBC News

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Amar was brought to the UK from Iraq three decades ago, an orphaned child with terrible burns from a napalm attack by Saddam Hussein’s forces.
His cause was taken up by an MP and his treatment and recovery in hospital were followed closely by the world’s media.
When the spotlight faded he settled into a quiet life without his family in Devon, but then years later receives a mysterious message from a stranger, saying his mother is looking for him.

Jon Kay follows Amar’s journey for Panorama as he returns to Iraq for the first time in 30 years. Is it a case of mistaken identity – or can they find Amar’s family?

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17 Comments

  1. what a co-incidence, from one hand you kill muslims in the name of terrorist and from other hand you care for muslims….who attacked muslims countires one by one since 9/11, afghanistan,iraq,yemen,syria,libya,sodan,pakistan etc(all planned), oh wait! do you mean muslims are killing muslims?????? other part of world is at peace, thank God but why only muslims????

  2. Manufactured artificial schizophrenia inflicted on a human being against their will no consent for years.Its not never a joke and the television industry must as a group resign and face court action for this.Its torture.Abuse and human exploitation.

  3. Orwell warned of the BBC, pure propaganda, fake news, identity politics, lies by omission, news speak, language control, taboo truths. Turn them off.

  4. What a fantastic story 🙌, so sad, yet a happy ending, cried most of the way though. What faith his Mother had ❤️. God Bless her . Thanks really touched me .

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