Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, called on Iraqi Christians to be patient and firm in preserving their country and staying no matter what the difficulties are. He insisted on uniting together in the fight against ISIS to eradicate it and build the country on the basis of peace, coexistence and tolerance, indicating that what Iraq is going through is only a passing cloud that will quickly move away God’s willing. His eminence considered that national cohesion, complementarity among Iraqis and attachment to the country are the keys to prevent the enemies from achieving their malicious agendas and projects through which they seek to create a gap between the diverse components of our country.
    This came in the speech his eminence delivered during his participation to the celebration of the birth of the Christ (AS) held by Christians in Iraq in the church of salvation, the national evangelical church of Christian union, and the Saint Joseph and Saint Therese cathedral in Baghdad on Thursday, December 25, 2014. His eminence indicated that Iraq, without Christians, will lose one of its elements of strength for they represent an active part of the social tissue that distinguishes the Iraqi community.
    Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim considered that the dangerous challenge we’re facing today is a chance to unite against the enemies of humanity and a way to get these criminals out of our country so that everyone could return to their villages and regions and life could go on. This challenge reminds us of the life of the Christ (peace be upon him) who carried a lot of burdens and went through so many ordeals; the result was that today we’re living in his spirit and reviving his memory and birth.