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Sadr proposes fighting squad to retake Jerusalem if Trump relocates embassy

The Iraqi Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. File photo.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Influential Shia cleric and militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has called for the formation of a “special force” to retake Jerusalem as a response to intentions declared by U.S. President Donald Trump to relocate his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to the Israeli-Palestinian disputed capital.

In a statement attributed to his office on Tuesday, al-Sadr, a central political and militancy player, who for sometime following the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was branded an enemy to the United States, urged the closure of the U.S. embassy in Iraq should the United States proceed with the announced plan.

Listing a number of reactions he believes should be taken in response to Trump’s declaration, al-Sadr urged Arab and Islamic nations to close all Israeli and American embassies on their soil “at least temporarily”.

Sadr also criticized the Arab League, calling upon the organization to either “quit or disband” if it fails to adopt a “serious stance” to confront what he described as “that flagrant challenge”.

Israel and Palestinians have for long adhered to Jerusalem, consecrated by both Jews and Muslims, as their own capital. Israel annexed the Arab eastern half of the city in 1967 , a move unrecognized by world countries, including the United States.

But Trump’s declared pledge- both during his candidacy and after his inauguration last Friday- to relocate the American embassy has served as a symbolic American support for Israel’s claim to the holy city.


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  1. The mulims have a false reliigon they hate the jews they deny the truth of god, who gave irael to the jews there religion was was born on hatred and jelousness there god alla is not real thats why they murder every one who disagrees alll mulims are isis do not be fooled by lies the third temple is at hand and new jeruselem will be the place the dome of the rock will be destroyed by god they are satans army dont fear them god is with the belivers of christ the jews. The koran and the souls of muslims will fuel the fire of hell

    • That’s your problem. You’re blind. Why do you have a conflict with Muslim? Because you know that Islam is the religion of truth, and one day everyone will accept this true religion. So you fear so.

  2. All religions are false that claim to be the one true religion. A true religion does not need to brag and boast about being the one true religion. Claiming to be the one true religion is a recruiting and loyalty tool of religions that strive to be political party’s that dominate people. If you go to war over religion then your religion is a false religion.

  3. AS A CHRISTIAN, I WILL NEVER ACCEPT ISLAM AS THE TRUTH.
    I have seen the supernatural power of the GOD OF THE BIBLE, with my own eyes
    Jerusalem belongs to Israel!!!!!!
    Why is Israel in control of Jerusalem???????????
    while the palestinians and jordanians and other middle east nations always making threats.
    that’s all they have because they cannot take Jerusalem. TRY IT !!!!

    • East Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians, CHRISTIANITY IS FALSE!!!! GOD OF THE BIBLE IS ANTI-CHRIST!!!! No matter what you do, Palestinians will never be ejected from their homes. Jerusalem can be governed as shared capital but the Israeli expansionist government will never agree. And Sadr is not head of any nation. He is a leader of a militia. Israelis and Palestinians must accept peace between them. Both Israel and Palestine should be secular states not Jewish state or Muslim state.

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