www.NativeIraqis-Story.com stated that this book is “A
groundbreaking work that examines the true identity of the
indigenous people of Iraq”. Hence, I deemed it appropriate that
including three quotes from highly respected Iraqi scholars, who
specialize in an array of disciplines, would shed more light on
this academic study:
Dr. Abdulhadi al-Khalile
Ph.D., Iraqi Cultural Attaché in Washington DC. stated in his
letter of recognition:” I have found this study, deep, rich, and
unique. I sincerely recommend the book to readers interested in
Iraqi history and people”.
S. Mattar, scholar and author
of many intriguing books on Iraq and the editor in chief of the
academic journal (MESOPOTAMIA, Switzerland) stated: “The author
tried hard, throughout his study, not to follow the traditional
patterns of examining Iraq’s history, but to reach new frontiers
by exploring and examining that ancient history through a
Another well-known Iraqi
historian, Dr. G. Mardu, Ph.D., stated that:” This telling and
encyclopedic study covers the history of native Iraqis using
very convincing historical, archeological and Biblical evidence.
Author, Hanna-Fatuhi, has
published many history books, three of them published in Arabic
between 1988 and 2001. They research the same subject of the
current book. He is a notable scholar in Mesopotamian History
and Middle Eastern indigenous peoples.
This book pinpoints the antiquity of Mesopotamia and its
indigenous peoples, Chaldeans and Iraqi Jews. It surpasses the
conventional perspective in tackling the chronological history
of the die-hard Chaldean nation. It leads the reader into an
unknown territory that no scholar has ventured to write about
due to the vocal objections echoed by traditional scholars.
The fundamental argument of
this book is linking the proto-kaldi, indigenous people of Iraq,
with the modern day Chaldeans, while highlighting their
outstanding achievements in every walk of life.
Although, I was not that
impressed with the section that over extended covering Iraqi
Christians’ persecution throughout history, even though
Chaldeans are Christians. However, I strongly believe that this
book has adequately achieved its goal, especially with its
exquisite maps, illustrations, historical documents. Its finely
woven elements render it as a compelling documentary of Iraq’s
long history. It vividly captures the struggles of the Chaldeans
alongside the Iraqi Jews, Syriacs, and other Iraqi peoples as
they move through time.
More significantly, The Untold
Story of Native Iraqis will make it feasible for the reader to
review a civilization dating back to 100,000 year, a task no
scholar has yet achieved. A knowledge that will ultimately bring
forth a more profound awareness of today’s Iraq with all its
social and political dynamics, not to mention the cultural
atmosphere of the Middle East that was and still is influenced
by the achievements of the cradle of civilization.
The Untold Story of Native
Iraqis is one highly recommended read!
Reviewed by Chaldean Detroit Times
Saturday, September 1, 2012 / Issue # 493 - Vol. 22
Courtesy of Chaldean Detroit Times