Monday, March 24, 2003

Genocide in the Southern Provinces of Iraq after the popular uprising of 1991

Karbala and Najaf are two holy cities of Shiha. Many Shihas in Iran and other countires wish they would visit these holy places. One of the most important Shiah religious schools is placed in Najaf. (Shiahs have three main religious schools, one in Najaf, Iraq and others are places in Qom (Qom is pronounced like Rome in French!!, the same role in history!) and Mashad in North-East of Iran. During the Gulf War, the US encouraged revolts against Saddam but they did not support Iraqis later. It is said that,
…the forces of Saddam Hussein’s regime began their brutal campaign to suppress the Southern provinces uprising in the first week of March 1991. These forces committed with intent to destroy and kill those who contributed in the uprising. They practiced the following: Arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment, arbitrary executions, and enforced or involuntary disappearances. Mass execution and tortures of all who joined, or were suspected to have supported the popular uprising of the first of March 1991. At least 200,000 Iraqis were killed or executed during and after the 1991 uprising. The rate of killing and execution was 2000 persons per day in April and May 1991 and this rate decreased to 1000 persons per day in June and July 1991. The regime killed 5000 combatants when entering Kabala city in March 1991. 111 religious scholars were arrested, tortured or executed. The fates of tens of them are still unknown. The number of Holy shrines and Mosques, which were bombarded and damaged in Najaf and Kabala cities, were more than 141.
Unbelievable!! The reason why many Middle East people are suspicious about the US real purposes!!!. Read more..
(posted by Iman)

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