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Iraqi MP Iyad Jamal Al-Din Video Clips - Backwards Arabs Use Israel as a Pretext - Bless America - On Terrorism - On Secularism - On Democracy

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Oct 17, 2007 at 19:26

These video clips are to be found on MemriTV.

Although for sure at this point, the thoughts expressed, and the courage of Iyad Jamal Al-Din, are shared by only a small minority in Iraq and the Middle East, it is inspiring. There are, however, obviously enough to have elected him as an MP.

Al-Jazeera Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Lebanon, Iraq got to see his appearance on TV. It's too bad our Mainstream Media isn't kind enough to play these video clips on TV for Americans and internationally. They ought to be shown often. (Selected Excerpts)

(1) IRAQI MP -- IYAD JAMAL AL-DIN

Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai) October 10, 2005

Al-Fayhaa TV (Iraq) November 30, 20052:29 Minutes

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/979.htm

video clip and transcript

"BACKWARDS ARABS USE ISRAEL AS A PRETEXT"

How come this country (Israel) has developed a democratic regime, although it too has been at war and is surrounded by enemies, whereas the Arabs have not developed democratic regimes, using the existence of Israel as a pretext? How come Israel is not using the Arabs as a pretext for delaying its democratic development, its free economy, and its free press? Are they better, smarter, or stronger than us? We have oil, we have water, we have land, we have great minds - we have it all. Nevertheless, we have backward, tyrannical, and dictatorial regimes - and the peoples readily accept this. There is no real demand for democracy in Arab countries.

[...]

Is there really a conflict between American interests and our own interests - as individuals and as peoples? Some people whine about Iraq's natural resources and about its oil. They say that America has come to plunder Iraq's resources. I ask them: Were Iraq's resources ever yours? Did you ever benefit from these resources? We hear about this oil, but never see it. There has always been a gasoline shortage. Our countries are rich, yet our peoples are poor.

[...]

Islam has various interpretations. Some of these interpretations are completely divorced from humanity, let alone from Islam itself. The well-known ideology of accusing others of heresy is an ideology of terrorism. Who turned Al-Zarqawi into a criminal murderer? Who? He was just a little boy crawling into his mother's arms, but then, out of his love for the religion and the mosque... He began to go to the mosque, and the imam got hold of him, and turned him into what he is. He didn't emerge from his mother's womb as a murderer, or as someone who makes car bombs, and so on.

(2) IRAQI MP -- IYAD JAMAL AL-DIN

Lebanon LBC-TV September 20, 2006 2:31 Minutes

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1285.htm

video clip and transcript

GOD BLESS AMERICA - GLAD TO BE RID OF SADDAM AND MULLAH OMAR OF THE TALIBAN"WE ARE LIKE A BIRD BORN IN A CAGE -- AMERICA BROKE THE CAGE OPEN, BUT THE BIRD DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO FLY"

(3) IRAQI MP -- IYAD JAMAL AL-DIN ON TERRORISM

Lebanon LBC TV July 31, 2005 6:32 Minutes

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/793.htm

video clip and transcript

[...]

I BELIEVE THAT MY FREEDOM AS A SHIITE AND AS A RELIGIOUS PERSON WILL NEVER BE COMPLETE UNLESS I PRESERVE THE FREEDOM OF THE SUNNI, THE CHRISTIAN, THE JEW, THE SABAI, AND THE YAZIDI ...

[...]

I RECOMMEND ... READ THE BOOKS OF JURISPRUDENCE ... SEE HOW AHL AL-DHIMMA ARE TREATED ... ESPECIALLY ... WHO CLAIM THAT OUR HISTORY IS A SOURCE OF PRIDE, AND THAT OTHERS WERE TREATED WITH KINDNESS AND LOVE -- ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS AND JEWS.

We do not hold ourselves accountable. This is why America came to demand that the Arabs be accountable. We must have more self-confidence and be accountable before others hold us accountable. we must discipline ourselves before the Americans and English discipline us. We must maintain human rights, which we have neglected for 1,300 or 1,400 years, to this day - until the arrival of the Americans, the Christians, the English, the Zionists, or the Crusaders - call them what you will. They came to teach you, the followers of Muhammad, how to respect human rights.

[...]

THE ARABS MUST STOP MEDDLING IN IRAQ'S AFFAIRS, AND STOP INCITING TO HATRED, VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM. THEY SHOULD NOT CALL THESE TERRORIST ACTS "RESISTANCE." ...

TODAY DOZENS OF CHILDREN AND PEOPLE QUEING IN FRONT OF BAKERIES ARE KILLED AND WE HEAR NO CONDEMNATION FROM ANY JURISPRUDENT ... OR ANY GOVERNMENT. ... WE PRODUCE TERRORISM.

(4) IRAQI MP -- IYAD JAMAL AL-DIN ON SECULARISM

Abu Dhabi TV August 19, 2006 4:00 Minutes

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1248.htm

video clip and transcript

... A STATE DOES NOT HAVE A RELIGION. A STATE DOES NOT PRAY, FAST OR MAKE A PILGRIMAGE. IT IS THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PRAYS, FASTS AND MAKES A PILGRIMAGE ...

... THE GOAL OF THE PROPHETS WAS TO CREATE AN INDIVIDUAL -- NOT A NATION. ...

... FREEDOM IS A WILL WITHIN THE INDIVIDUAL, AND, UNFORTUNATELY, THIS WONDERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL INDIVIDUAL IN OUR COUNTRIES HAS BEEN DISTORTED BY THE FRAUDULENT ISLAMIC CULTURE.

(5) IRAQI MP -- IYAD JAMAL AL-DIN

Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) December 28, 2006 3:27 Minutes

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1351.htm

video clip and transcript

... THIS DOLLAR HAS A SPIRITED LIFE -- IT IS DEAR, HONORABLE AND LOVABLE ... ...THE DOLLAR CANNOT THRIVE IN DICTATORIAL COUNTRIES, BUT ONLY IN DEMOCRACIES. ... IT'S INCONCEIVABLE THAT WE ENDURED THIS HUMILIATION AND TYRANNY FOR 1,400 YEARS.

...THE MOMENT SADDAM'S CLUB WAS LIFTED FROM OVER OUR HEADS, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WANTED TO ASSUME SADDAM'S PERSONALITY -- NOT ONLY IN IRAQ BUT IN ALL ARAB AND ISLAMIC COUNTRIES.

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