US Embassy To Jerusalem, A Declaration Of War – Says Iraqi Cleric

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Middle East Eye       Posted Tues., Jan.24, 2017

Iraqi cleric and leader of powerful militia calls for ‘special division’ to liberate Jerusalem if Donald Trump goes through with plan. Moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a declaration of war on Islam, influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Tuesday.

“Transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem would be a public and more explicit than ever declaration of war against Islam,” he said in a statement.

In a break with previous administrations, new US President Donald Trump has pledged to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. 

iraqi-clericSadr, a Shia cleric (pic left) whose powerful Mahdi Army militia once fought US occupation forces in Iraq, called for the “formation of a special division to liberate Jerusalem were the decision to be implemented”.

Sadr said the Cairo-based Arab League as well as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the world’s main pan-Islamic body, should take a decisive stand on the issue or dissolve themselves.

The Najaf-based cleric also called “for the immediate closure of the US embassy in Iraq” should Washington go ahead with its promised embassy transfer in Israel.

Sadr supporters protesting against the lack of services and widespread corruption in the Iraqi state stormed the so-called Green Zone in Baghdad twice last year.

The protesters entered the parliament buildings and the prime minister’s office but did not attempt anything against the US embassy there, which is Washington’s largest foreign mission.

The Mahdi Army has been reorganised as the Peace Companies and now fights in the system of militias known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilisation Units. 

The US provides military backing for the Iraqi offensive to retake large parts of the country seized by the Islamic State group.

The final status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Israel considers Jerusalem – including the eastern Palestinian sector it annexed in 1980 – as its indivisible capital. The Palestinians want to make east Jerusalem the capital of their future state.

The White House on Sunday appeared to play down suggestions that a move was imminent, with press secretary Sean Spicer saying: “We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject.”

Source:   http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-embassy-jerusalem-declaration-war-says-moqtada-al-sadr-2022766726

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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