Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks at Friday prayers in Kufa, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)
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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Popular Iraqi Shiite cleric, Muqtada Al-Sadr, called on Bashar Al-Assad to immediately step down from his position as Syrian President.

Sadr warned Assad through a statement released on Tuesday evening that if he does not step down, he will share the same fate as slain Libyan President Mu’ammar Al-Gaddafi.

The Iraqi cleric’s statement comes just 24 hours after he made a similar demand of the Syrian President.

Assad has not responded to the Iraqi cleric’s statements nor has the government in Baghdad.

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Daniel
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I have hated Muqtada al Sadir since he attacked America to help Falujah in 2004. When Shia where protesting to achieve democracy by peaceful means as guided by Sistani, his savage attacked to help the Bathists and Salafis of Faluja who where already sending Truck bombs to Shia areas including Sadir city. He achieved nothing, but thousands of his soldiers where massacred, and in the end they gave up their weapons to the Americans for a ceasefire while he went into hiding in Iran like the coward he is, if he believed in his men dying for nothing, why didn’t… Read more »
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A very great analysis. Thank you Daniel.

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Just look at his face and eyes! He has the appearance of an evil person.

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This I not true false news . And but if any day came out to be true I want to ask one question to Sadr has he started to work for US and Israel and supporting terrost and if he is then he should stop following Imam Ali thoughts. And join wahbhism

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it’s true – he is saudi friend

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Religion and so clerics, should REALLY be banned to interfere politics. It’s already something enough messy to not mix religion into. Every time politics was mixed with religion, it ended in a blood bath and ugly dictatorship. No matter what religion it is. BTW, some supporters of Dalai Lama should investigate how things were going when Lamas used to rule Tibet. They had nice punishment like making people blind, cutting a foot, etc. Inquisition was pretty ugly in Europe and sharia totally sucks too so… Get the bigots out of politics, no matter their faith and where they are, are… Read more »
Assad must stay
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Right 🙂

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I put one up for you for 1st time in 5 years

cettegrenouilleci
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Moqtada Al Sadr is not any fitter than George Bush or Donald Trump to decide who should and who should not be the President of Syria.

Only the Syrian people can decide this. And they already have decided.

They chose, and they still choose Bashar Al-Assad.

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Yes, this man is truly a moronic asinine buffoon to demand Assad step down. Hopefully some or group will cause him to step down.

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I temember when the Americans brought them Saddam to hang in the day of aïd in front of live cameras of CNN. They singed the named of their imams and then shouted Moqtada thrice.

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Moqtada, tu aurais mieux fait de te taire par deux fois.

Igor
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Idiot, religious zealot, who lives in time 1000 years backwards. GFYS, crazy moron.

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A Shia cleric apparently siding with Wahabbists/the US/Israel? How about a link to the source – the actual interview?

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Muqtada al Sadir just lost his main supporter which is Iran with these statements, he will probably be taken out shortly by Iran, I give it a matter of months. Pawns shouldn’t speak unless spoken and that all Sadir is to Iran pawn to be use against the Americans.

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I agree. If this is really what he said and hasn’t been taken out of context, then I’d be disappointed if the Iranians didn’t pull the plug on the monkey. He might as well apply for Israeli citizenship and go full Jewslim.

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This man is scum, he didn’t send fighters to fight Daesh. Sectarian POS. These were the people Saddam went after. He didn’t just kill anyone who was Shia like the Saudis do.

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Muqtada is not clean wheat since USA handed him Sadam Hussein in exchange of stop resistence vs US army!..only KT Hezbollah and some shia militia fought vs occupy troops!..maybe he owes favors to USA!

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What right does Moqtada al-Sadr have to say who should be in power in Syria?!

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None what so ever! IMHO. The same as Trump?

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Muqtada al-Sadr is an opportunistic scum bag.

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Hey sadr, you shoud step back or down. Go to read Quran, you will avoid to talk nonsense.

That is to the syrian people to decide if they Assad or not, what kind of state they want. No the clerical.:!: