Cashel Barber has ‘close shave’ with Al Qaeda

Brothers Ammar and Aoday Nahi, who escaped the war in Iraq. The brothers now run a successful Barber Shop in Cashel.
A Cashel Barber who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Al Qaeda in Iraq, has urged the Irish government to have compassion for refugees fleeing war and oppression.

A Cashel Barber who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Al Qaeda in Iraq, has urged the Irish government to have compassion for refugees fleeing war and

oppression.

Ammar Nahi, and his brother Aoday, have made a new life for themselves in Tipperary after escaping the war in Iraq. The brothers run the successful ‘Fine Cuts’ Barber shop and Ammar - now married with two children - is an Irish citizen after taking the oath of allegiance at a special ceremony in Dublin. He told the Tipperary Star that he arrived in Ireland in May 2007, and like many of his compatriots, has frightening memories of war and bloodshed. As a 21-year-old student in Baghdad, he continued to attend University despite daily threats of terrorist attacks.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star p46.