Dated: 08 August 2014
Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7527.html
Translation starts here:
Bayan of his Excellency Sayid al-Qaid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) with respect to information circulating about the targeting of the beloved capital, Baghdad.
In the name of the Almighty.
According to intelligence information, and other sources, that have reached us, some of the dark terrorist organisations (may God curse them) have completed their preparations to enter the beloved capital, Baghdad.
With a view to preserving the peace and defending the holy sites, I am completing preparations to gather the numbers to defend them, in coordination with some of the government bodies to make ready the appropriate equipment. I think that expediting this has become a necessity.
The government has agreed to this, and an order will be issued in a further statement, so wait, and I am waiting with you.
If this comes to pass, I am ready to protect the borders of Baghdad and its gates and ready to defend its holy sites and the mosques and churches and houses of worship. Peace on the soldiers of Iraq, and the mercy of God and his blessings.