Statement No. 896: This statement is with regard to cowards targeting the innocent and unarmed population, who form sectarian militias that are backed by the current government and the office of the current prime minister in the capital, Baghdad, and a number of Iraqi Provinces.
Statement No. 896 Regarding the Proliferation of Militias in Baghdad and the Provinces and their Crimes of Abduction and Murder on Personal Identification Basis.
Praise be to God, and peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, and upon His family, companions and allies.
This statement is with regard to cowards targeting the innocent and unarmed population, who form sectarian militias that are backed by the current government and the office of the current prime minister in the capital, Baghdad, and a number of Iraqi Provinces. These militias have been observed in plain sight of government military and security forces positioned next to government checkpoints, demanding the citizenry’s personal identification to get to know the holders’ sect, and thereafter kidnapping them and transporting them to unknown places only for their bodies to be found a few days later in other areas, should they be of a particular component:
The Association of Muslim Scholars has observed numerous cases of abductions and murders that have occurred in the capital, Baghdad, and other provinces that were directly covered up for by government forces.
The Association condemns the criminal and violent activities of these sectarian militias that are directly supported by Maliki and his forces. It calls on the Iraqi People to beware phantom checkpoints and to collectively take measures in exercising their rights to defend themselves. The aforementioned are so cowardly that it would be easy to defeat them and cause them to retreat. AMSI also calls on the Iraqi People to monitor said checkpoints in order to provide the media with their whereabouts for dissemination in order to warn the people in addition to documenting information about the security forces that collaborate with these militias.
At the same time, the Association calls on the international community and humanitarian organizations to assume their legal and ethical responsibility towards the crimes that are being committed against the Iraqi people; it also calls on the different types of media outlets to perform their humanitarian role by disseminating the news of these crimes to the world so that the world learns of the persecution and oppression that is being carried out in the shadow of the Iranian backed government; a government that is ignorant of the meaning of humanity and does not possess the very minimum of compassion for the Iraqi People.