Sadr is seeking to emerge as a national leader .. But he is risking his popularity in siding against the Shi’a
Sadr is seeking to emerge as a national leader .. But he is risking his popularity in siding against the Shi’a community Amalikia
Palm – returned Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, the bitterest enemies of the United States in Iraq – to his country early last year, after three years in voluntary exile in Iran, in the guise of triumphant leader, which has proved its effectiveness in ending the months that have passed the electoral stalemate in the country.
But now, after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, there is al-Sadr in the guise of a more realistic, as leader of the political movement primarily looking for new ways to secure the right to access to power, which succeeded the movement to achieve through violent resistance to U.S. occupation.
The first thing done by the chest after returning to the homeland is to return to his home and after his return to his homeland in the past year without any semblance of noise – a return that quickly followed by a new travel to Iran – stressed the chest as he came to Iraq to stay in it, at least for the time being, adding that for his religious studies in Iran, which is seen as the official sponsor for him, so he could address the political crisis on the power struggle between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds in Iraq, which led Iraqi government to reach an impasse, as well as determine the position of the movement of the next election.
Joined chest to the Sunnis and the Kurds in their claims to drop the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who belongs to the Shiite sect, while he tries to create other alliances with many of the communities by inviting candidates Sunnis and Christians to fight the local elections due to be established next year under a list of the Sadrist movement Perhaps these two steps to help him be seen as a national leader, as well as folding pages of the past.
And by taking such steps, risking the loss of base-Sadr supporters of the Shiite slums of Baghdad and rural areas in the south, where you can already hear the criticisms against him in the streets of Baghdad. A poll conducted by the “National Democratic Institute,” funded by the U.S. government, in the month of April last low compared to the high popularity of Sadr al-Maliki’s popularity.
In the shop to make banners bearing the image of Muqtada al-Sadr, which is located on the outskirts of Sadr City, a poor suburb of Baghdad named after the family and is a stronghold of political strong for him, he noted Ismail Jabbar, who works in this store, change the feelings of his clients toward the chest, he says : The people criticizing more than ever before. They do not accept what is happening.
The powerful, that the decision-Sadr alliance with Iyad Allawi, the leader of a secular Shi’ite leading conglomerate Sunni large is called the “Iraqi”, in the face of al-Maliki has led to anger some people who remember the Allawi, when he was Prime Minister of the interim between 2004 – 2005, targeting Mahdi Army, a militia of Sadr, which has been resolved now. He says Jabbar is a convert enemies into friends is an important part in politics, but people do not realize it.
In spite of this, the Sadrists still maintain links to the street and in their ability to mobilize supporters, more than any other party. In the past month, several hundred supporters of the Sadrist movement organized a demonstration against the owners in Baghdad, where Prime Minister Natwa liar and Hbhoh Saddam Hussein.
As part of new efforts by the expansion of its influence among the various segments of Iraqi society, al-Sadr has recently invited journalists to his family home in Najaf, a few days after a similar meeting with a group of artists and Iraqi representatives. Chest and tried to cajole the audience in the room when he said: «the media is the fourth power, which is very important.
At the end of the meeting, asked by a journalist whether he will return to Qom, Iran’s holy city for Shiite clerics? He answered, I will be back after the end of this crisis, if it is the latter, but I know that there will be more crises later.
He says Hussein Kadhim, one of supporters of the Sadrist movement and a member of Parliament: it is Iraqi, so it is natural that there are in Iraq.
And refused chest fatwa issued by a mentors spiritual leaders, Ayatollah Kazem Haeri, and which he said is not permissible to preside over the people secular government of Iraq, where it is clear that this opinion came in response to pressures that are exercised to oust Maliki, a member of the Islamic Dawa Party.
Sadr says: confirm first article of the constitution that any decision should not be contrary to Islam, adding, therefore, even if someone took the secular power, but no one can violate the Constitution.