Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, assured that the Martyr of the Niche movement is working on an inclusive political document that represents the summary of a large number of ideas, efforts and political visions presented by different parties. His eminence called this document “the national initiative for civil peace and state building”, indicating that it is written in the name of Iraq and for all Iraqis. He insisted on not regarding it as belonging to any party and expressed his trust that it will be the start of a real move forward if addressed with a high sense of responsibility. His eminence considered that ISIS is a result, not a cause, a result of the absence of a comprehensive political solution and called therefore to present solutions to guarantee that the ISIS disease does not resurface in the Iraqi body. His eminence warned against the expansion of Yemen’s suffering to the Gulf just like the Syrian situation reached Iraq, explaining that this would be due to the great interlacement of destiny and the influence by common circumstances and challenges. He added in this regard that geographical borders cannot be obstacles to natural and political disasters including the blind takfiri terrorism, pointing out that terrorism targets everyone and kills Syrians, Iraqis, Jordanians and Saudis for it does not acknowledge borders, nationalities and ethnicities. Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim called to fight ISIS with ferocity and to present solutions for the sake of the country and its future. He indicated that the Martyr of the Niche movement will leave no stone unturned to reveal its vision and determine its position regarding the regional events, promising the believers that victory is surely coming. His eminence also insisted on starting the implementation of steps of political solution, consolidation of civil peace and building the Iraqi state on correct and just bases.
This came in his eminence’s speech delivered at the Arbaa’een of scholar Sayyid Bahr Al Ulloum (may Allah sanctify his soul) held at his office in Baghdad on Wednesday, 27/5/2015.
The Martyr Mustafa Al Athari is the Martyr of Unity and Will Remain High in the Heart of Iraqis
His eminence insisted on joining efforts and combining all wills into one Iraqi will that sets mind to defeat this growing ISIS epidemic. He explained that everyone’s hearts are filled with hope regarding the launching of the counter attack by different military formations, hope that is based on high morals, on trust in Allah and on high coordination. His eminence stated that the battle against ISIS is a battle of existence and there is no room for half solutions and remedies, expressing his confidence in the imminent victory despite all the suffering, challenges and failures. He reminded the attendees that he had said that victory was coming and it will be a big, great and decisive victory. He also insisted on uniting and complementing efforts, as it is the real starting point in the battle of liberation and the battle of existence, calling to use one unified banner, which is the Iraqi flag. His eminence highlighted that the popular crowd, along with the army, the police and the noble tribe members, have become one united entity, one Iraqi battalion of honor; they will achieve a unified Iraqi victory over the most hideous and dangerous barbarian takfiri and terrorist attack known in the history of this country. Furthermore, Sayyid Al Hakim indicated that some still don’t ignore the history and civilization of Iraq and the secret of its strength. He expressed his deep sorrow over what happened to the martyr Mustafa Al Athari and affirmed that he will remain high in the heart of Iraqis who will consider him as the martyr of Iraqi unity.
“Labbayka Ya Hussain”, a National Call that Symbolizes Dignity, and Not a Sectarian Call
His Eminence showed that Hussein (AS) sacrificed his family, himself and his children for the original religion of Muhammed (PBUH) and the Iraqis are also the followers of the original religion of Muhammed (PBUH) and not that of ISIS, explaining that like Hussain (AS), the Iraqis repeat the motto “Disgrace, How Remote”, not only in Karbala, but also in Mosul, Najaf, Anbar, Saladin and Babylon, and all over Iraq with its mountains, lagoons and desert, calling on the world to know what Hussain means to the Iraqis because they were born from his shouts and sacrifices and their blood was mixed with that of Hussain whether those Iraqis were Kurdish, Arab, Turkmen, Sunni Shabak, Shiite, Christians, Yezidis or Mandaeists, for Iraq is Hussain’s people. Here he said he was sorry that some Arabs don’t understand the secret of the attachment of the Iraqi people to Hussain and the secret of the word, Hussain, in Iraqis’ mind, considering the “Labbayka ya Hussain” as a
national call that symbolized dignity, and not a sectarian call.
The Support of the Displaced People Is a Big Historical Opportunity for the Unity and Cohesion of Iraq’s Citizens
His Eminence called on every zealous Iraqi to take part in the support of the displaced people under a big campaign, considering it as a big historical opportunity to ensure the unity and cohesion of the citizens of the new Iraq we dream of, asserting that this is an historical opportunity where the Shia can heal the wounds of their Sunni brothers, and the Kurds the wounds of their Arab brothers. Moreover, he considered the displaced people as a symbol of victory, pointing to the importance of not waiting for the government, its bureaucratic procedures or its limited capabilities in the present time. According to him, one has to move with what they have in an Iraqi demonstration of love, of brotherhood and of jealousy for the displaced people, stressing the importance of supporting the latter with anything starting from the contribution of the children by giving away their toys to the displaced children who left theirs back in their homes, maintaining that this is everyone’s responsibility, not only that of the government, and that the victory is coming and the cities will be liberated, and the people will remember their support for each other.