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> We are all Iraqis now > The unexpectedly stiff resistance mounted by Iraqi > troops has rolled back decades of Arab humiliation, > says distinguished Egyptian journalist Hani > Shukrallah. Isn't it a shame that non-Iraqis, Arabs and Muslims, and Westerners oppose the aggression, while some who call themselves Iraqis want the Iraqi army to surrender? Doesn't Islam demand that you fight for your land and your home against invaders? Why didn't Iran surrender in the 1980s to the Iraqi army to "stop the suffering of civilians, especially in built up areas where there are so many innocent civilians?"... It is NOT the officials in Iraq who are fighting... It is the men and women of southern and central Iraq who are putting up a heroic stand against the aggressors... It is especially the Shi'i Muslims of Iraq, in Nasiriya, Najaf, Shatra, and Kerbala (in whose name most of those "opposition" groups claim to speak), that are fighting the aggressors... Perhaps it is frustration at being left alone, being exposed, that is behind the defeatist calls of some of those "British raised" Iraqis... Perhaps those "Humane" and "devout Muslims" in the British/CIA funded "opposition" would learn to have pride in the fight of the Iraqis against an illegal aggression... Perhaps they would stop whining about their inability to stand up to the regime, and see how under-nourished, under-armed Iraqis have stopped the world's strongest army... Instead of calling on Iraqis to give up their struggle and surrender, perhaps they could join them in fighting for their own country, if they honestly believe it is their country. Or they could learn from them what courage and sacrifice mean... And instead of calling on Iraqis to stop fighting, perhaps they could call on their friends in London, Washington and Tel Aviv to stop their aggression and the killing of civilians... Perhaps they could ask Kofi Anan why he stopped the oil-for-food program at this critical time? One could also ask: why doesn't the "opposition" itself give up its struggle against the regime in Iraq and thus stop the suffering of its own civilian members? But if you want to stay a slave, no one can free you... If Blair and Bush want to "liberate" me and my people and act on my behalf, shouldn't I be allowed to participate in their election?? Hassan __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! http://platinum.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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk