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ISIS/ Iraq /Syria update.. Heavy Clashes Continue against Takfiri

Sunday, March 15, 2015 14:50
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…..The truth of the fight for Tikrit exposing major gaps in the sectarian narrative is simply too much for many to swallow. Wither their expertise on a divided Iraq if suddenly they have to backtrack and admit Sunni volunteers and tribesmen are working hand in hand with their Shia brothers to liberate their country of a cancer brought upon them from outsiders?

Yet, through gritted teeth they have had to report the inconvenient truth. These analysts who understand and know little about how Shia and Sunni scholars work, have had to admit, again just in passing and with much bitterness, the facts. They have had to admit that volunteer forces who liberated the town of al-Alam were greeted as liberators by the Sunni residents. They have had to admit that there are now growing ranks of Sunnis joining hands with the Shias in this fight against the un-Islamic State cancer. All this, as said is done with just enough resentment in their words to leave doubts in the minds of readers, listeners, viewers. They want that large enough gap to remain open so that at one, even small, slip-up, they can jump back in with their rhetoric of sectarianism.

It is for the Iraqi peoples and authorities then, regardless of sect, to rise above all this. They must realize that they themselves will have to open their eyes and listen to the guidance of their religious scholars, who have preached, commanded, and desired unity from day one. Scholars’ words have remained the same throughout, yet it is the media, foreign governments, and some of the people who have forgotten them.

Let Iraq then go back to its roots of when citizens spoke of brotherhood among all. Let them ask themselves: who benefits from their division along sectarian or ethnic lines? Has it not been Iraqi blood which has been most shed, while it is outsiders who most stoke the fire of false-hatred?

It is only by closing ranks and expelling those who do not have the interests of the country at heart that the people and authorities can get back to the work of building a country for all, with functioning organs working towards that end. The climate of hate and fear-mongering must end, security must be restored by working together, and each citizen’s life valued by all.

Waqar Rizvi


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