Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, called for cooperating, for standing in unity against terrorism and for confronting ISIS with all available means. He said that dealing with ISIS as a political pressure group to compromise and exert pressure on governments is useless and very dangerous since it will play against all those who have tolerated or got involved by any way in the support of ISIS terrorism. Here he denounced the bombings and terrorist acts that took place on Friday in Kuwait, Tunisia and France, explaining that through its people, its history and the suffering it has incurred over decades could contain such terrorist acts and remain strong and lofty, pointing to the supreme religious authority that issues fatwa that mobilizes hundreds thousands of Iraqi youth. He added that the other states are not living such conditions and if terrorism reaches them, they will fall apart, God forbids.
This came during the 6th night of Ramadan held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at his Eminence’s office in Baghdad.
Moreover, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim talked of the negligence of the international community, explaining that while everyone is taking stances and issuing statements of condemnation of the crimes committed by ISIS, realistically, not everyone have been honest in their enmity towards this terrorist group. His eminence wondered if everyone has closed its borders in the face of extremists to stop them from going from all countries to the places where ISIS is present in Syria and Iraq to join the alleged Islamic caliphate, and if the intelligence effort in the region has been appropriately mobilized and coordinated so as to cut off the supplies of ISIS. He also found it strange that the big powers’ satellites and tapping devices are incapable of discovering the oil containers exported by ISIS and even of following the hundreds of millions of dollars that this group is getting from selling oil through wire transfers. His eminence finally warned that ISIS cannot be used as a rented rifle and that when it has the chance, it will attack any place its hand can get to, pointing out that those who are indulgent with ISIS will be on the top of the list of ISIS targets and assuring that the bloodshed will continue if no real cooperation and coordination are established among the regional countries to confront the terrorism of ISIS.