The poweful Saudi lobby in Western and Middle Eastern mainstream media is using a similar discourse to construct false Sunni-Shia or Saudi-Iran binaries which in effect help ISIS and affiliated terrorist outfits. And these Saudi propagandists are failing!
The war against ISIS is primarily Iraq’s indigenous war in which Shias, Sunnis, Christians, Ezidis and Kurds are united against ISIS, Al-Qaeda, ASWJ and other affiliated Salafi Deobandi outfits.
More than anyone else, be it Iran, USA, Saudi Arabia or Lebanon, the credit goes to honourable Iraqis, particularly to the Shia, Sunni Sufi and Christian members of the Peoples Mobilisation Units, the Kurd Peshmerga, and Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), who are sacrificing their lives to eradicate the Takfiri terrorism of ISIS from Iraq.
We salute PM Haider al-Abadi, the Commander-in-Chief of Iraqi Armed Forces, on the glorious victory in Tikrit. Al-Abadi is the man who was able to unite Iraq’s Shia, Sunni, Christian and other communities for a united strategy against ISIS. Of course, one cannot deny the importance of expertise, equipment and assistance provided by military advisors of Iran, USA, Lebanon, Syria and other countries. But the primary credit of ISF’s advances against ISIS goes to Iraqis and their own elected PM.
We also salute Khaled al-Obeidi, the Iraqi Defence Minister, Grand Ayatollah Sistani on his fatwa for the Sunni-Shia unity and a humanitarian code of ethics for war, numerous Iraqi fighters and heroes including Abu Azrael and Rehana whose role in ISIS’s eradication must not be ignored.
If you are in Pakistan, focus on Pakistani heroes, folks!
Instead of displaying pictures of foreigners such as Soleimani, Nasrallah, Khamenei etc, be proud of Jinnah, Fatima Jinnah, Mufti Jafar, Arif Al-Hussaini, Mohsin Naqvi, Sibt-e-Jafar, Rais Amrohvi, Nusrat Bhutto, Dr. Ali Haider, Sadequain, Agha Hasan Abedi, Shaukat Raza Mirza, Dr Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Mehzar Zehra and other Shia heroes of Pakistan.
Iraqi Rambo! Iraqi warrior: With his thick beard and fearsome axe, Abu Azrael is one of the most feared soldiers among the Iraqi forces fighting ISIS. (Source: Daily Mail)