Muqtada al-Sadr withdraws militia from front line of fight against ISIS: Washington Post article

Dated: 17 Feb 2015 Original source (English): Authors: Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim Discusses decision by Muqtada to freeze the activities of his militias the Peace Brigades and the Promised Day Brigade following killing of a Sunni tribal leader and eight of his entourage. Exert: “Smyth estimates the strength of the Peace Brigades at 25,000 to 40,000

Muqtada al-Sadr interview with al-Nahar: “Hashd al-Shaabi operates under Shiite Marja (authority) and should not intervene in Iraq’s political matters,”

Dated: 17 June 2015 Original source (English): Speaking to Al-Nahar newspaper, the leader of the Sadrist Movement said the escalation of religious conflict between Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq was the result of the “authoritarian rule” of former Iraqi governments. “Former governments are accountable for the escalation of violence in Iraq. The authoritarian treatment of

بيان لسماحة السيد القائد مقتدى الصدر ( اعزه الله) : اتركوا الشعوب تقرر مصيرها فهي الطرف الوحيد الذي له الحق في تقرير مصيره من جميع النواحي السياسية والامنية والحكومية – Statement from Muqtada al-Sadr regarding events in Yemen and Iraq and people’s right to self-determination.

Dated: 27 March 2015 Original source: (Arabic) Translation starts here: Statement of al-Sayid al-Qaid Muqtada al-Sadr, may God preserve him. Leave for the people the decision over their destiny, for they are the only party which has the right to decide their fate, in all its aspects, political, security, and governmental. In the name of

سماحة السيد القائد مقتدى الصدر(أعزه الله) يصدر بيانا يطلق من خلاله حملة ضد الفساد والظلم تحت عنوان (الويل لدواعش الفساد) – Muqtada anounces campaign of reform against corrupting influences in Sadrist movement

Dated: 10 June 2015 Original source (Arabic): Translation starts here: His Eminence Sayid al-Qaid Muqtada al-Sadr, may God bless him, issues a statement addressing a campaign against corruption and injustice… under the title of “Woe to the Da3sh of Corruption”. In the name of the Almighty Know oh believers that I will not tolerate those

سماحة السيد القائد مقتدى الصدر(أعزه الله) يصدر بيانا مهما من عدة نقاط حول التفجيرات الارهابية ضد اتباع اهل البيت عليهم السلام في القطيف Muqtada al-Sadr responds to attack on Shi’a in al-Qatif in Saudi Arabia

Dated: 22 May 2015 Original source (Arabic): Translation starts here: The Private Office of His Eminence al-Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr In the Name of God the Almighty What happened in “Qatif”, the bombing against those that follow the people of the house [the Shi’a] peace be upon them all, is not the first, nor do I

بيان لسماحة السيد القائد (أعزه الله)حول نية مجلس النواب الامريكي استصدار قرار بشأن العراق يقضي بجعل كل طائفة مستقلة عن الاخرى – Muqtada al-Sadr issues bayan addressing bill in US HoR which intends to provide military funding directly to Kurdish and Sunni-tribal groups

Original source (Arabic): Dated: 29/04/2015 – 10 Rajab 1436 Translation starts here: In the name of the Almighty The US House of Representatives is intending to issue a bill on Iraq that will try to make each sect independent from each other… And this will be the beginning of the overt partition of Iraq… and