Translation and analysis: Statement on meeting between Ahmed Abdul Hussain (Mustamerroun) and Muqtada al-Sadr (5th July 2016)

Cooperation between Mustamerroun, the lead organisation from within the civic trend involved in coordinating the protests for reform in Iraq, and the Sadrist trend, has caused considerable controversy amongst activists and intellectuals in Iraq. Amongst those who reject this ‘alliance’ it is generally held that cooperation with the Sadrists, themselves deeply implicated in the development

Updated: Muqtada al-Sadr wears military uniform: Some thoughts on the secularisation of Muqtada al-Sadr

Update: 19/07/2016 Following from my post providing some analysis of Muqtada al-Sadr’s recent appearance in military garb, @toaf kindly forwarded some fascinating photos he recently took in Iraq. These photos indicate a strategy of integrating a military, nationalist-secular symbology alongside images of Sadr’s religious heritage (Baqir and Sadeq al-Sadr) in campaigns in various parts of Iraq. These

سماحة السيد القائد يصدر بيانا حول الأحداث الجارية في محافظة ديالى الحبيبة – His Excellency Sayyid al-Qaid issues a statement on current events in the beloved Diyala Governorate

Dated: 25 March 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7374.html Translation starts here: His Excellency Sayyid al-Qaid issues a statement on current events in the beloved Diyala Governorate In the name of God. It is of great regret that that the governorate of Diyala has fallen between the two jaws: the jaw of the extremist Wahhabis who pursue

بيان هام جداً من سماحة السيد القائد المجاهد مقتدى الصدر (اعزه الله) Very important important statement from His Excellency Sayyid al-Qaid al-Mujahid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) [supposed retirement from politics]

Dated: 26 Feb 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7310.html Translation starts here: Very important statement from His Excellency Sayyid al-Qaid al-Mujahid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) From the point of view of legitimacy and preserving the reputation of the honourable al-Sadr, and especially the martyred Sadrs (may God hallow them both), and with a view to

بيان لسماحة السيد القائد (أعزه الله ) حول ما قام به المؤمنون من حملة تنظيف في محافظة البصرة الغراء – Statement of His Excellency with respect to the campaign carried out by the believers to clean up dear Basra.

Dated: 19 November 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7629.html Translation starts here: Statement of His Excellency with respect to the campaign carried out by the believers to clean up dear Basra. In the name of the Almighty. It is a beautiful and great thing that I see some of the beloved, may God reward them, and they

بيان مهم لسماحة السيد القائد المجاهد مقتدى الصدر (أعزه الله) من عدة نقاط حول التدخل الأمريكي في العراق – Important statement from His Excellency Sayid al-Qaid al-Mujahid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) addressing a number of points around the US intervention in Iraq.

Dated: 15 September 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7574.html Translation starts here: Important statement from His Excellency Sayid al-Qaid al-Mujahid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) addressing a number of points around the US intervention in Iraq. In the name of the Almighty. The ‘Black House’ has decided to restart its attacks on the holy land of

سماحة السيد القائد(أعزه الله) : يجب التكاتف والعمل الدؤوب من أجل انجاح تشكيل الحكومة الجديدة التي يجب أن تتحلى بالوطنية والإنصاف – His Excellency Sayid al-Qaid (may God preserve him): The necessity of solidarity and working tirelessly in order to succeed in forming a new government which must serve the national interesting fairly.

Dated: 11 August 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7530.html His Excellency Sayid al-Qaid (may God preserve him): The necessity of solidarity and working tirelessly in order to succeed in forming a new government which must serve the national interesting fairly. In the name of the Almighty. Peace of God upon you the patient people of Iraq, God’s