Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Former Iraqi MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din: I Fear Sunni-Shi'ite Fighting In Iraq



by MEMRI


Following are excerpts from an interview with former Iraqi MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on January 1, 2013.

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Ayad Jamal Al-Din: "[Iraqi PM Nouri Al-Maliki] keeps many dossiers about the corruption of all the public figures in Baghdad and elsewhere, and he uses these dossiers in a calculated manner. One day, he takes action against a certain minister, and another day, against another. Whenever there is a case against a minister for corruption, terrorism, or whatever, that minister or official resorts to his sect.
"If [Al-Maliki] takes action against a supporter of Muqtada Al-Sadr, it is claimed that the Shiites are being targeted. If it is against a corrupt Kurdish minister, they say the Kurds are being targeted. If it is against a Sunni bodyguard, they say Sunni women are being raped. This is a true disaster.

"The entire world is up in arms, thinking that Iraq is facing collapse. If the Iraqi List or [Finance Minister] Rafi Al-Issawi or his bodyguards believe that they have justice on their side, they should resign in a dignified manner, and then we will not see Nouri Al-Maliki heading the government. But as of now, they are Al-Maliki’s partners, and they must confine their differences to the government and parliament, rather than taking them to the street, causing bloodshed and sectarian tension in Iraq and the region.
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"Today, things are happening throughout the region. The Muslim Brotherhood control Turkey, Syria, Gaza, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco. There is a battle in Syria, in order to complete the Muslim Brotherhood empire. They have a branch in Iraq as well.

"Instead of being an Islamic party, the Muslim Brotherhood has become a Sunni party, which might lead to Sunni-Shiite fighting in Iraq."
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MEMRI

Source: http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6944.htm

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