AIMMM Deplores Fratricidal Killing in Iraq
Calls upon the Shias and the Sunnis to Join Hands in Resistance to Foreign Occupation
Appeals to Jaafari Government not to use Iraq Army and Police against the Resistance
New Delhi, 20 September, 2005: Shri Syed Shahabuddin, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), has issued the following Statement:
“The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) sincerely deplores the on-going fratricide in Iraq which is assuming the ominous dimensions of a civil war. Its apprehensions have been compounded by the call, by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of the Al Qaida, in Mesopotamia, telecast by Al Jazeera, for a total war against the ‘Shias, wherever they are found’.
The AIMMM sees a ray of hope in that many Shia leaders have advised the Shias against retaliation and many Sunni religious leaders of Iraq have condemned this un-Islamic call.
The AIMMM has noted that many people in Iraq suspect the hand of the forces of occupation in the fratricide conflict and, therefore, appeals to acting Prime Minister, Ibrahim Jaafari not to allow the Iraqi police or army to take part with foreign troops in military action against the Resistance and against the people of Iraq.
The AIMMM, on behalf of the Muslim community of India, calls upon both Sunni and Shia extremists in Iraq to stop the fratricidal killing so that there is no all out civil war, to save Iraq from disintegration. The AIMMM calls upon the Iraqi people to devote all their energy to the cause of the Resistance for early achievement of the evacuation of Iraq by the forces of occupation.”
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
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