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)

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.

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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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 he die with them?. The result was that the Shia became defenseless at the same time the Salafis terrorists where driving truck bombs down into schools fall of Shia children, and because the Shia where so weakened, the Wahhabi terrorists where able to blow up the very mosque and grave of Imam Ali. This man is an imbecile, when ever he takes actions, Shia are massacred for no purpose other than showing how brave he is to send his soldiers win machine guns to be massacred by Tanks. Now we have Bashar Al Assad defending Syria, Lebanon, and even Iraq, without Bashar, Syria and Lebanon would be destroyed and All Shia, Alawites, and Christians will be massacred. But this idiot is so stupid that he does not know it was the rebels who use chemical weapons because he listens to Americans and Israeli news before he listens to Hezbollah, Bashar, or even Putin. This man is a shameful humiliation for Shia, and he should be removed from power immediately. It does not matter how brave or good his father was, he should not be a leader simply because of his father, he needs to accomplish something himself.

  3. 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

  4. 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 they imams, ayatollahs, Zen monks, Catholic priest or Voodoo sorcerers. Let’s be clear : al-Sadr already triggered riots that ravaged the parliament. Popular or not, in any sane country, he’d be arrested for such practise. He also threatened to fuck up elections. Well, such methods should simply not be tolerated, even if there is high corruption and the dude is popular : there are people competing in elections, some willing to fight corruption, just fucking vote for these!

  5. 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.

    • 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.:!: