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I did look, but was unable to confirm the claim that the message was forwarded. Only the title said forwarded. When one forwards a message, there are also rules to it. Usually the origin is mentioned, and if it is from a web page, the URL is listed. Otherwise, for all we know, this could have been written by Sama Hadad herself. And because we do not know who the original author of that message is, we can not even judge the authenticity or honesty of the message... Perhaps George Galloway did not want to debate with certain "British and American Iraqis"; especially those who started last Autumn to establish opposition groups and organizations.. The timing seems suspicious, coming after money started flowing again from the CIA... Bintilhuda was the sister of Mohammed Baqir as-Sadr, executed before Sama Hadad was even born... I know what happened very well, better than Sama knows.. However, there is no need to use the name of another person as an ID, when one is using her real name in the message. The intention is seemingly to attach oneself to a martyr, thus giving one more credit, and that is misleading to say the least. If you are looking for martyrdom and changing the regime, take your whole group (Alaskary, Al-Hussaini and Shames) and go and fight with the British Army and die for your cause, if you honestly believe in it. That is what Bintilhuda did... Otherwise don't sit in the comforts of your homes and universities in the UK and preach us about using force to overthrow the regime and criticize those who oppose it. Instead of petitioning Blair to send his army to destroy the country where you were born, petition him to take you as fighters.. Then, I will be the first one to support you.. Virtue starts at home, and if you are not prepared to die for your cause, neither should others... I am familiar with Ba'thists, and have suffered from their rule.. But Sama Hadad is not... All the information she has is second hand, while mine are first hand, gained through experience and from living in Iraq among Iraqis for more years than she has so far lived.. But I will never call on a foreign power to go destroy my country.. That is the worst kind of treason. I have also suffered from the time when, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, members of al-Hakim family and other prominent Shi'is were communists.. when Iraqis were imprisoned and tortured simply because they believed in Arab nationalism and Arab unity.. the same al-Hakims who have now mysteriously become humanists and call for democracy. One simple example: in the early 1960s, a group of Shi'i arab nationalists went to ask Sayyed Muhsin al-Hakim (the father of Baqir)to declare communists anti-Islam and to give his support to Arab nationalists. He adamantly refused. Reason: his relatives and grandsons were communists; his strongest following was among non-Arabs.. Ask Iraqis in the UK, and they would tell you that the way the Communist party recruited simple people was by telling them that Shiu'i (Communist) meant Shi'i.. Are we to accept "proportional democracy in Iraq" based on sectarian divisions, where Iraq would be led by al-Hakims and Chalabis; those same people who keep changing color and work for the CIA?? And why is opposition to war always associated with support for Ba'th and Saddam? Would Sama have the courage to tell this group that the Da'wa party, the real inheritors of Baqir as-Sadr's thought and philosophy, is strongly anti-war? Would she tell us how followers of Sayyed Hussein as-Sadr in Iran (who was killed in Iraq a few years ago)accused Baqir al-Hakim of being behind the assassination? Would she care to tell us that another Shi'i oppostion group, the Islamic Revoluition Mujahideen also opposes war?? Are all of those bad people and supporters of Ba'th because they do not conform to orders from Washington and London? But Sama failed to address the main issues of my message and instead concentrated on the irrelevant issues. Not that I expected any answer... HZ __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - forms, calculators, tips, more http://taxes.yahoo.com/ _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk