The General Secretariat issued a statement condemning Maliki’s crime and that of his troops against the citizens of Al Hawijain the strongest possible words; it affirmed that the protestors carried out what their duty dictates on them; they protested peacefully and demanded their legitimate rights, and they are now without reproach and cannot be blamed, however, this government understands nothing other than the language of blood.
Statement No. 887 Regarding Maliki’s Crime and that of his Troops against the Protestors in
Thanks be to God Almighty and Peace Be Upon His Prophet, His family, His followers and His allies.
Maliki and his troops have carried it out; his S.W.A.T. troops have stormed the Field of Fervor and Honour in valiant Al Hawija at dawn, and insidiously fired live bullets at unarmed protestors; they ran over the wounded with their military vehicles, chasing and executing those who withdrew to the surrounding areas, killing and wounding one hundred and fifty protestors (150).
They committed this crime with the expectations that the voice of righteous will be silenced, and that they will quail, that the screams of anger will become faint; they did not realize that injustice increases the inflammation of anger, that it increases determination, and that the Righteous will desire revenge and retribution.
Maliki and his troops are continuing to implement the Waliy – el – Faqeeh’s agenda, based on ethnic and sectarian cleansing and their crime in the Field of Fervor and Honour in Al Hawijais nothing other than the beginning of targeting the other protest squares and fields in the same manner. Our people should know that, today, Maliki has declared war on them and that he will not stop until he is strongly deterred.
The General Secretariat condemns this heinous crime in the strongest possible expressions of condemnation and calls on the international community to condemn it and take whatever necessary steps to deal with it.
The association of Muslim Scholars pays its condolences to the Iraqi People and particularly to the valiant people of Al Hawija on the martyrdom of their loved ones, and emphasizes that they acted according to the dictates of their duty: they protested peacefully and demanded their legitimate rights, and they are now without reproach and cannot be blamed, howeverthis government understands nothing other than the language of blood. Its ill fate has driven it to test the Iraqi People’s patience who will not forgive it for this crime, nor will they forgive it for all the crimes it committed throughout its rule.
God Bless the Field of Fervor and Honour Martyrs, may He grant their families patience, and may He heal the wounded, and may He deal out the deserved punishment to Maliki and his troops.