Friday, December 30, 2011

Sunni Arabs in Adhamiya celebrate US withdrawal

'Hundreds of Sunni Muslims gathered in Baghdad Friday to celebrate the withdrawal of American forces, but in a sign of the sectarian divisions that re-emerged immediately after their departure, Shiite Muslims did not join the event.

The celebration took place near the Abu Hanifa mosque, the main house of worship in the primarily Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah in northern Baghdad. To secure the event, Iraqi troops blocked traffic on roads leading to the mosque and searched people approaching the area.

During the rally, men and children waved Iraqi flags and raised banners praising those who resisted the U.S. presence in Iraq.'


anan said...

A small political rally of a few hundred probably isn't politically significant.

Would not assume they speak for Iraqi Sunni Arabs through their antipathy for the GoI, Shiite political currents and anti-Americanism.

In general violence in Iraq seems low in recent days. Al Qaeda took credit for the recent terrorist attacks, which makes accusations that Hashemi, Maliki or some other prominent Iraqi politicians did it seem inappropriate. As incendiary as truthers blaming Cheney, Israel, Serbians and Jews for 9/11.


Anonymous said...

anan STFU

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

That the GOI took steps to make sure the demonstrators were safe is a good thing. To be able to express ones opinion freely is the sign of a democracy.

Happy New Year everyone!

Anonymous said...

how DARE they demonstrate?

Dolly said...

Scumbag Nouri Maliki has said any demands for Sunni autonomy will lead to a bloodbath. This is a direct threat by the Rafida to annihilate the Sunnah in Iraq.

Thus the peace-loving nations of the world should simply destroy all Shia regimes. Assad and Maliki are first, followed by Eichmann Nejad in Iran.

Anonymous said...

Shut up Dolly. You cheered for Ahmadinejad back in 2009 and called for his opponents and their supporters to be killed.

Your identity as a lonely eastern European spinster pretending to be a Wahhabi is unraveling...and the time has come for you to go away.

Dolly said...

I do change my mind occasionally, but the circumstances change too. Syria used to bring destabilization to Iraq and foreign fighters etc. But today Syria represents an ally of Putin and Maliki. That's why all of them have to go now