Famous Iraqi - Iraqi Celebrities
Think of Iraqis and the first name that strikes the mind is that of the notorious dictator Saddam Hussein. And why not, for he remained the face of Iraq for almost two decades, presiding over the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War. The brutality of this condemned man was finally over in 2003 when US invaded Iraq and dethroned him from power. Saddam was hanged to death in 2006 following charges of killing 148 Iraqi Shi’ites. However, Saddam Hussein is not the only famous Iraqi of the country. Nouri al-Maliki, a world leader and politician, served as the prime minister of Iraq. He was responsible for drafting Iraq’s constitution. He also played a key role in drafting the Status of Forces agreement with the United States that mandated American forces be out of Iraqi cities by June 2009. Ignatius Zakka is yet another prominent Iraqi figure. A religious leader, he dedicated his entire life for bridging the gap between the different Christian churches. In 1980, he served as the head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. And who can forget the contribution made by Iraqi architect, Hisham N. Ashkouri, an urban planner who was the key to the reconstruction of Kabul. With this segment, find out more about famous Iraqis, their life and their works.
Find out more about the greatest Iraqis, including Saddam Hussein, Uday Hussein, Sargon of Akkad, Sajida Talfah and Charles Saatchi.
The Most Famous Iraqi
|Mullah Krekar||July 7, 1956||Iraqi||Mullah Krekar is a Kurdish Sunni Islamist Islamic scholar who was the original leader of the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam (Helpers of Islam).|
|Sargon of Akkad||2340 BC||Iraqi||Sargon of Akkad, also called ‘Sargon the Great’, ‘Sarru-Kan’ and ‘Shar-Gani-Sharri’, was the founder and first king of the Akkadian Empire|
|Uday Hussein||June 18, 1964||Iraqi||Uday Hussein was the eldest of the two sons of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein|
|Ahmed Chalabi||October 30, 1944||Iraqi||Ahmed Chalabi was a controversial Iraqi politician who served as deputy prime minister of Iraq for a brief period|
|Sajida Talfah||June 24, 1937||Iraqi||Sajida Talfah is the widow of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein|
|Papa Rug||February 16, 1964||American||Papa Rug is the husband of famous YouTuber, Sana Awadis, popularly known as Mama Rug|
|Saddam Hussein||April 28, 1937||Iraqi||Saddam Hussein was the fifth President of Iraq whose regime lasted for nearly two and a half decades|
|Nouri al-Maliki||June 20, 1950||Iraqi||Nouri Al-Maliki is an Iraqi political leader, who served as the Prime Minister of Iraq from 2006 to 2014|
|Charles Saatchi||June 9, 1943||Iraqi||Charles Saatchi is a British businessman and one of the most well-known collectors of contemporary works of art|
|Ibn-al-Haytham||July 1, 965||Iraqi||Ibn-al-Haytham was an illustrious Arab Muslim scientist, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer|