Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, said he absolutely rejects any negotiations with those who are against the political process and the constitution and with whom we have nothing in common, explaining that we can come together with those having the nation, the constitution, the political process, the mutual rights and the recognition of the other as common interest. He noted that the negotiations would be held to promote development and reforms and to maintain the order and the political process and that recognizing it is a prerequisite, adding that he is willing to listen to the comments and objections made freely by all parties within democratic environment.
Here, he wondered about the use of the sectarian and ethnical incitement practiced by some political parties and which creates serious division in the community, though we are one people of multiple sects and ethnicities that coexisted all over the history in love and harmony. He also made clear that our people is united, and is the people of diversity, and that in one tribe, there are different sects.
Moreover, his Eminence maintained that we can't meet with those who don't accept us and don't recognize the constitution on which all the components of the Iraqi people meet because the discussion would be fruitless and the issues to be tackled with those parties would be unpredictable.
This came during the 20th Ramadan evening gathering held at his Eminence's office in Baghdad on July 18, 2014.
On the other hand, his Eminence called for setting up programs and timelines and complying with them during the next stages for they are the key elements of a successful administration and for protecting our religion from the corrupted ideas and schools which give a wrong image and interpretation of Islam because Islam is the religion of peace, tolerance, love and coexistence.
He also called for following the lead of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali Ibn Abi Talib (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in his application of the social justice on himself first, thus giving a clear, impressive image of Islam in this regard and sparing the people any confusion about that.
The head of the Islamic Supreme Council warned against the consequences of quick, reckless decisions and reactions, and against tightening the screw on the public liberties and the freedom of expression which leads to tensions which are expressed in unjustified ways that constitute a danger to the community. Here he said a priority during the current stage is to maintain the unity and cohesion of the nation, in addition to the confrontation of the terrorism and its plans which intend to do harm to the country.
His Eminence also described the officers who fled Mosul as coward leaders, noting that the shame and the curse will haunt them generation after another, and that their children and next generations will punish them, not to mention the divine affliction which awaits them for their failure to fulfill their duty, their treason and their conspiracy in delivering the country to the terrorists.