Hussein Al-alak

Hussein Al-alak

Manchester, The UK / Editor of the British based online magazine Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra). Blogger, Social Media and here on Pinterest, every picture tells a story!
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We hope that through the #Iraqi Fight Club, our readers will get a unique insight into sporting techniques which are not often associated with #Iraq.

We hope that through the #Iraqi Fight Club, our readers will get a unique insight into sporting techniques which are not often associated with #Iraq.

Spotted in ‪#‎Manchester‬, copies of UPBEAT, The Story of the National Youth ‪#‎Orchestra‬ of ‪#‎Iraq‬, the new book by Paul MacAlindin, were on proud display in the ‪#‎TraffordCentre‬ branch of ‪#‎Waterstones‬ bookstore.

Spotted in ‪#‎Manchester‬, copies of UPBEAT, The Story of the National Youth ‪#‎Orchestra‬ of ‪#‎Iraq‬, the new book by Paul MacAlindin, were on proud display in the ‪#‎TraffordCentre‬ branch of ‪#‎Waterstones‬ bookstore.

Waheed Abdulridha is an ‪#‎Iraqi‬ soldier and the sole representative for his country at the ‪#‎Rio2016Olympics‬ in boxing. Abdulridha started ‪#‎boxing‬ in 1989 and trains in the Iraqi capital of ‪#‎Baghdad‬. His coach Hussein Ali said, boxing was the second most popular ‪#‎sport‬ after football in ‪#‎Iraq‬ and because of the current situation only has one fighter now but hopes to have five or six fully trained by the next ‪#‎Olympics‬.

Waheed Abdulridha is an ‪#‎Iraqi‬ soldier and the sole representative for his country at the ‪#‎Rio2016Olympics‬ in boxing. Abdulridha started ‪#‎boxing‬ in 1989 and trains in the Iraqi capital of ‪#‎Baghdad‬. His coach Hussein Ali said, boxing was the second most popular ‪#‎sport‬ after football in ‪#‎Iraq‬ and because of the current situation only has one fighter now but hopes to have five or six fully trained by the next ‪#‎Olympics‬.

Waheed Abdulridha is an ‪#‎Iraqi‬ soldier and the sole representative for his country at the ‪#‎Rio2016Olympics‬ in boxing. Abdulridha started ‪#‎boxing‬ in 1989 and trains in the Iraqi capital of ‪#‎Baghdad‬. His coach Hussein Ali said, boxing was the second most popular ‪#‎sport‬ after football in ‪#‎Iraq‬ and because of the current situation only has one fighter now but hopes to have five or six fully trained by the next ‪#‎Olympics‬.

Waheed Abdulridha is an ‪#‎Iraqi‬ soldier and the sole representative for his country at the ‪#‎Rio2016Olympics‬ in boxing. Abdulridha started ‪#‎boxing‬ in 1989 and trains in the Iraqi capital of ‪#‎Baghdad‬. His coach Hussein Ali said, boxing was the second most popular ‪#‎sport‬ after football in ‪#‎Iraq‬ and because of the current situation only has one fighter now but hopes to have five or six fully trained by the next ‪#‎Olympics‬.

The origin of #boxing as a sport, may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an #Olympic game. But earlier boxing records are depicted in #Sumerian carvings in #Iraq, while an ancient #Egyptian relief depicts two fist-fighters and spectators. Other examples can also be found in #Assyrian and #Babylonian art.

The origin of #boxing as a sport, may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an #Olympic game. But earlier boxing records are depicted in #Sumerian carvings in #Iraq, while an ancient #Egyptian relief depicts two fist-fighters and spectators. Other examples can also be found in #Assyrian and #Babylonian art.

"I want to prove to the whole world that the word '#refugee' doesn't always represent fear and weakness. We need to prove to the world that we can still do something [as #refugees]" - Abdalla is an 18-year-old #Iraqi #kickboxer and member of #TeamRefugees at #Rio2016.

"I want to prove to the whole world that the word '#refugee' doesn't always represent fear and weakness. We need to prove to the world that we can still do something [as #refugees]" - Abdalla is an 18-year-old #Iraqi #kickboxer and member of #TeamRefugees at #Rio2016.

Eighteen-year-old Gheith Karim was born in Iraq and raised in #Dearborn. The boxing community has already dubbed him "The Southpaw Prince", due to his skilled left hand technique in the #boxing ring.   He's garnered international support from the #Iraqi community and stated: "I'm trying to put #Iraq on the map. There's something special in Iraqi fighters. I want to put the Iraqi flag on the title. I want to make the community proud."

Eighteen-year-old Gheith Karim was born in Iraq and raised in #Dearborn. The boxing community has already dubbed him "The Southpaw Prince", due to his skilled left hand technique in the #boxing ring. He's garnered international support from the #Iraqi community and stated: "I'm trying to put #Iraq on the map. There's something special in Iraqi fighters. I want to put the Iraqi flag on the title. I want to make the community proud."

The interview Saving Lives in Iraq: The AMAR Foundation Speaks, was conducted by…

The interview Saving Lives in Iraq: The AMAR Foundation Speaks, was conducted by…

The following interview was conducted by Hussein Al-alak, editor of Iraq…

The following interview was conducted by Hussein Al-alak, editor of Iraq…

Like so many, I was thrilled by the presence of over 200 Iraqi young people at…

Like so many, I was thrilled by the presence of over 200 Iraqi young people at…