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Submitted by linz (United States), Apr 27, 2004 at 22:12

The Wahibis believe democracy is against Islam. They believe the Taquarub are infidels supporting democracy, even if they are Islamist. Islam is so divided that Sunnis and Shites do not trust one another, and the basic split is interpretation of Mohammads teaching. If one could convince the whole Muslim community that God/Allah made man with his own will to chose and therefore is a democratic figure, well, and convince them that Mohammed said it, then there might be a chance for Peace amongst the Muslims.

The US had backed Abdel Majid al-Khoei believing him to be the great moderate hope. Returning to Iraq after exile in London, he was killed. Mohammad Bakr al-Hakim, assasinated. Akila al-Hashemi, a woman, serving Iraqs governing council, gunned down. The point to this listing, is that these figures died at the hands of Islamists. Not anti-american but anti-Taquarub. The Taquarub Islamist believe in living in peace with peoples of other faith, and any representation of democratic forces including this group, are considered infidels and a threat to Islam by the Tawid faction.

In February 2003 Almad Chalibi the leader of the Iraq National Council and Jalal Talabani, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan met in sessions of a meeting of Iraqi oppostion leaders. They had agreed to form a committee to help prepare for a transition to democracy for Iraq "if" Hussein was ousted. The problem is that the Sadr impoverished masses and residual baathists, and a number of other Tawid oriented groups, will not allow Iraq to be governed in a democratic manner. This is a war that goes far beyond conventional politics.
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