Freemasonry in Iraq

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    A few Masonic Lodges were operative in Iraq, mainly in Baghdad and Basra, under the Constitution of the United Grand Lodge of England. Prince Abdul Ilahh (Acting King of Iraq) was the District Grand Master. Lodges operated in English and Arabic, and membership diversity was abundant in Iraqi Masonic Lodges. Brethren from all dominations actively participated, including Jews, Muslims, Christians, Britons, Indians, Assyrians, Armenians, merchants as well as local high ranked civil servants. Freemasonry was abolished and outlawed under the regime of Abdul Karim Kassam.

    Source: W. Bro. Yossef Kivity, PM Reuven Lodge # 1 Haifa ISRAEL.
     
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  2. TheOtherMason

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    Maybe, for the benefit of those less familiar with Iraqi history, it would be a good idea to give the time frame the pictures are referring to... e.g. When exactly was that a "few Masonic lodges were operative"? When Prince Abdul Ilahh was 'acting king'? When the regime of Abdul Karim Kassam started?
     
  3. Warrior1256

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    Cool picture!
     
  4. Ripcord22A

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    Ive been to that hell hole twice, lots of very cool architecture, Id love to know where these lodges met, Id bet ive seen the buildings, but since I wasn't a mason yet didn't notice it
     
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  5. Warrior1256

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    Is Masonry legal in Iraq now?
     
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    No we are not, there are several countries where freemasonry is illegal.
     
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  9. fmasonlog

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    From looking at the turban style, it looks to me they're Indian but not Iraqi.
    --I'm Pakistani


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