Madeeha al-Musawi, An Iraqi Heroine

In The News Piece in The New Yorker
Oct. 5, 2015

In a past life, before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the lawlessness and looting that followed, Madeeha al-Musawi was a seamstress. She found a new vocation by chance, after a violent night in 2003, when several armed burglars stormed her home, demanding money, with her husband and young children present.