Monday, July 16, 2007

1 Rajab and 14 Tammuz

Today on the Islam calendar is 1 Rajab which is the first day of the month of Rajab and also the birthday of Imam Mohammad al-Baqir. Back in the year 2003 on this day, 1 Rajab (29 August in 2003), at the shrine of Imam Ali in the holy city of Najaf, a big car bomb explosion killed Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim and very many other people.

Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was the son of the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohsen al-Hakim and brother of the SIIC leader Sayyid Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim. Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was the leader of SCIRI (now it is SIIC) before he was killed. I remember he came back to Iraq one month after Saddam regime was finished and many people came out to greet him. But it did not take long for Sunni terrorists to give a message that they always want to give – we hate the Shi’a, we hate Shi’ite holy places, we hate Shi’ite holy men. And so on the first day of Rajab at the holy site they killed so many people.

Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was a scholar and also a very good speaker. His brother who is now SIIC leader is not a good speaker like him. The Hakim family fought Saddam and many Hakims were killed by Saddam. Still today many of the Hakims live in Iran but some have come back to Iraq. The Hakims in Iran still think of their identity as Iraqi, and actually some of them (like some who have come back to Iraq after Saddam’s end) speak Arabic and maybe not much Farsi.

Before I wrote about bloody beginning that tell us a lot of information, and how Moqtada showed himself as a bloody anti-religious criminal on April 10, 2003 just as the Ba’th Party showed itself as brutal and murderous from its first days in taking power in Iraq. Well this crime showed us something that most people probably knew. It said that the Wahhabi terrorists (who are supported by many radical Sunnis) hate all of the Shi’a and their holy men and holy places. It is like the attacks in Samarra but more bloody and wanting to kill many people as possible. Of course since the martyring of Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim there have been many giant attacks on Shi’ite holy places and thousands of Shi’a killed by Wahhabi terrorists (also working with Saddam followers).

So also another day just was here, 14 Tammuz (14 July) which is the day that Iraq became a republic. Some people say it is the national holiday for Iraq, but it has some interesting history and Iraq is not a place where a national holiday has parties and parades. I will write later about 14 Tammuz and the republic that came instead of the old monarchy.


Trajan Octavian Titus said...

Those evil rat bastards hit again today to, this time killing a reported 80 civilians in a market, these people are not soldiers in any sense of the word they are murderers that was cold blooded murder what they did today there was absolutely 0 political or military value in that target, that was killing for the sake of killing, they are cowards too afraid to fight those who can defend themselves, there is a special place in hell reserved for their ilk.

p.s. are you in Iraq or have you fled to another country, if you are in Iraq what part?

Anonymous said...

The Iranians and al-Sadr is partially to blame for many of the killings of innocent Shia because
They interfere with and take resources away from the Americans pursuit of the hardcore Baathists
and al-queda.

If al-Sadr united fully with Americans 4 years ago

1) Sadr city/Najaf/Kut/Karbal
/hilla etc would have
sufferered much less destruction.

2) The American forces used
to keep an eye on Shia militias
should be used in finnishing
off Saddamites

3) Nothing is gained kiliing of the innocent Sunni ... the militia
members are more valuable working with Americans as undercover operatives and eyes and ears
in insurgent areas.

4) Shia militias should be used
only for protection of Shia
but they should work with
US Forces ... thats the fastest
way to kill off enemy ...
and the fastest path to US withdrawal

Doubting Thomas 65 said...

Maybe it was Sadr who killed Hakim?

Shaqawa said...

Hello Trajan Octavius Titus,

You have a very big name. I am not fleeing Iraq, and I have never been to Iran even to count fake votes.

Hello Anonymous,

Iran and also the Arab neighbors are all making trouble in Iraq.

Doubting Thomas 65,

It was al-Qa'ida, but Moqtada killed Sayyid Abdul-Majid al-Khoei.

Trajan Octavian Titus said...

Shaqawa, they don't even need fake votes as all the candidates are pre-selected by the freaking clerics. ;-)

BrianFH said...

Put not your faith in militias: their leaders become warlords and crush and corrupt their people.

Mookie is a fake imam. He is unlearned and arrogant. Iran plays him like a fiddle.

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bg said...


hello everyone, just thought i'd
share a few things with you.. :)

The Surge Succeeds


[It's now quite clear how the results of the surge will
be dealt with by domestic opponents of the Iraq war.

They're going to be ignored.

They're being ignored now.
Virtually no media source or Democratic politician (and not a few Republicans, led by Richard "I can always backtrack" Lugar) is willing to admit that the situation on the ground has changed dramatically over the past three months. Coalition efforts have undergone a remarkable reversal of fortune, a near-textbook example as to how an effective strategy can overcome what appear to be overwhelming drawbacks.]

[The surge is more of a refinement than a novelty. Earlier Coalition efforts were not in error as much as they were incomplete. American troops would clean out an area, turn it over to an Iraqi unit, and depart. The Jihadis would then push out the unseasoned Iraqis and return to business. This occurred in Fallujah, Tall Afar, and endless times in Ramadi.

Now U.S. troops are remaining on site, which reassures the locals and encourages cooperation. The Jihadis broke (and more than likely never knew) the cardinal rule of insurgency warfare, that of being a good guest. As Mao put it, "The revolutionary must be as a fish among the water of the peasantry." The Jihadis have been lampreys to the Iraqi people. Proselytizing, forcing adaptation of their reactionary creed, engaging in torture, kidnapping, and looting. Arabic culture is one in which open dealings, personal loyalty, and honor are at a premium. Violate any of them, and there is no way back. The Jihadis violated them all. The towns and cities of Iraq are no longer sanctuaries.

The results have begun to come in. On July 4, Khaled al-Mashhadani, the most senior Iraqi in Al-Queda, was captured in Mosul. On July 14, Abu Jurah, a senior Al-Queda leader in the area south of Baghdad, was killed in a coordinated strike by artillery, helicopters, and fighter-bombers. These blows to the leadership are the direct outgrowth of Jihadi brutality and the new confidence among the Iraqis in what they have begun to call the "al-Ameriki tribe".]


[Through their failed efforts, the liberals have in effect set a backfire, surrounding the administration with wide barriers of burned-over ground. The Democrats themselves have rendered Bush unassailable, and all the slumber parties, the empty votes, and the rhetoric are intended to camouflage that fact. Bush will have hard days yet, but he will not be Nixonized. He will be able to fight his war as he sees fit.]


bg said...



President Bush

one step @ a time..

may Allah/God Bless the Iraqi Children..


bg said...


re: President Bush.. i forgot to tell
you there's a video available too.. ;)


bg said...


Al-Qaeda faces rebellion from the ranks


[Fed up with being part of a group that cuts off a person’s face with piano wire to teach others a lesson, dozens of low-level members of al-Qaeda in Iraq are daring to become informants for the US military in a hostile Baghdad neighbourhood.

The ground-breaking move in Doura is part of a wider trend that has started in other al-Qaeda hotspots across the country and in which Sunni insurgent groups and tribal sheikhs have stood together with the coalition against the extremist movement.

“They are turning. We are talking to people who we believe have worked for al-Qaeda in Iraq and want to reconcile and have peace,”]

[It is impossible to corroborate the claims, but he said that scores of junior al-Qaeda in Iraq members there had become informants since May, including one low-level cell leader who gave vital information after his arrest.

“He gave us dates, places and names and who did what,”
Lieutenant Danly said. When asked why he was being so
forthcoming, the man said: “Because I am sick of it and I
hate them, and I am done.”]

we are all sickened by what AQ et al has done, is doing,
and intends to do.. they will perish from the face of this
Earth, Allah wills it!!


bg said...


Khalis tribal leaders sign peace agreement


[Approximately 75 tribal sheiks and local leaders gathered at the Iraqi Army Headquarters in Khalis, Iraq, to discuss grievances between tribes, determine solutions for security and services, and unite to defeat al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in the Khalis area.

“Our goal is to be united and cooperate between us to stand between any force that wishes to challenge our unity,” said one tribal sheik. “We have to show the people that we are honest and serious about fighting against al-Qaeda.”]

[As stated in the Quran, “And hold fast, all together, by the rope which God (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves,” the sheiks agreed to eight conditions.

“Here, right now, I am denouncing the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Qaeda,” said another sheik who later swore on the Quran to uphold the conditions of the peace agreement.]

and lots more where that came from.. Sunni & Shia
are coming together as one people, for one Iraq.. :)


bg said...


In the Wake of the Surge


["This is not what I expected in Baghdad," I said.

"Most of what we're doing doesn't get reported in the media," he said. "We're not fighting a war here anymore, not in this area. We've moved way beyond that stage. We built a soccer field for the kids, bought all kinds of equipment, bought them school books and even chalk. Soon we're installing 1,500 solar street lamps so they have light at night and can take some of the load off the power grid. The media only covers the gruesome stuff. We go to the sheiks and say hey man, what kind of projects do you want in this area? They give us a list and we submit the paperwork. When the projects get approved, we give them the money and help them buy stuff."

Not everything they do is humanitarian work, unless you consider counter-terrorism humanitarian work. In my view, you should. Few Westerners think of personal security as a human right, but if you show up in Baghdad I'll bet you will. Personal security may, in fact, be the most important human right. Without it the others mean little. People aren't free if they have to hide in their homes from death squads and car bombs.

In another part of Graya'at is an area called the Fish Market. Gates were installed at each entrance so terrorists can't drive car bombs inside. The people here are extraordinarily grateful for this. Businesses, not cars, are booming now at the market. Residents feel free and safe enough to go out.]