The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called today, Sunday, to separate the popular crowd from the so-called armed factions in Iraq and not to involve it in politics, trade and disputes. On the anniversary of the launch of the fatwa by the Shiite religious authority in Iraq, the “sufficient jihad” to take up arms against ISIS after it invaded an area estimated at two-thirds of Iraq in the middle of 2014.
Al-Sadr praised the fatwa and the establishment of the crowd Here, it became necessary for everyone to organize the crowd and its leaders, adhere to centralization, separate them from the so-called factions, and liquidate the abusers, in order to keep the reputation of the jihad and the mujahideen and their blood pure first, and in order to strengthen Iraq and its security forces secondly, and for the crowd to remain the mobilization of the homeland and in the homeland third.”
He also stressed that “the crowd’s title should not be associated with politics, commerce, disagreements, political conflicts, and the like. The deputies of the Sadrist bloc in Iraq, on Thursday evening, signed all of their resignations and put them at the disposal of Muqtada al-Sadr, according to what the official Iraqi News Agency “Aware” reported after The leader of the Sadrist movement called on his deputies to submit their resignations.
The Sadrist movement’s media office stated, in a statement, that the Sadrist bloc’s deputies signed their resignations all without exception in Al-Hananah, and placed them at the disposal of Muqtada al-Sadr.
Al-Sadr had confirmed earlier today that the deputies of his parliamentary bloc are ready to submit his resignation. In a speech he delivered on Thursday, al-Sadr directed his deputies to resign from Parliament, declaring that he had decided to remain in the opposition.
He also stressed that the country would be reformed only with a national majority government. He considered that the political impasse in Iraq is “fabricated.”