Episode 54: Mohammed Saeed
Mohammed Saeed served as an interpreter for the US Army for 7.5 years throughout the Iraq war. Born in Najaf, Iraq, Mohammed moved around the country during his upbringing, before eventually following his younger brother's lead in becoming a translator. After his years of service, he was able to leave for the United States in 2012, and became a citizen in 2018. He now happily lives and works as a salesman in Williamsburg VA.
Mohammed talks to us about his journey, his perspective on Sunni and Shi'i sects, the Kurdish people, the war, Saddam Hussein, Judo (of which he is a black belt), and other elements of Iraqi culture and history.