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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:29 PM
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Iraqi-Americans pray for Saddam's death
Iraqi-Americans pray for Saddam's death
By KRISTIN LONGLEY, Associated Press Writer

DEARBORN, Mich. - A group of Iraqi-Americans gathered late Friday at a mosque in anticipation of Saddam Hussein's execution, praying for the death of the former Iraqi dictator as drivers outside honked horns in celebration.

Dave Alwatan wore an Iraqi flag around his shoulders and flashed a peace sign to everyone he passed at the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in this suburb of Detroit, a city that has one of the nation's largest concentrations of people with roots in the Middle East.

"Peace," he said, grinning and laughing. "Now there will be peace for my family."

Alwatan, 32, said Saddam's forces tortured and killed relatives that were left behind when Alwatan left Iraq in 1991. He was among about 40 men who gathered at the Islamic center.

The center's director, Imam Husham Al-Husainy, said members prayed for Saddam's death. Outside, traffic slowed as people drove in circles around the mosque, honking horns.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061230/ap_on_re_us/us_iraq...



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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:37 PM
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1. Oh yeah, that's what religion is about...
Praying that someone suffers and dies.

Really sets an example of peace. NOT!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:45 AM
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8. yes, check out the Christian freepers
doing what Jesus would do - NOT
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:42 PM
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2. And why religion at times should go tohell
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:51 PM
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3. This moment is thick with irony
"The death of the Prophet's grandson shocked the Islamic world, especially those of the Shi'at Ali ("Party of Ali")--or Shia. For them, Hussain's fate was more than a quashed insurrection; it was a martyrdom. A myth developed around the defeat: sinless, infallible, realizing beforehand the fate that awaited him, Hussain marched to doom in Karbala, knowing that his death would expose the Ummayads' brutality and preserve forever the flame of pure Islam. As for the Kufan's cowardice and treachery, it became a source of perpetual shame--one for which many Shia seek to atone by wailing lamentations and beating themselves with whips, cudgels and swords."


http://spencepublishing.typepad.com/in_the_red_zone/200...

Is history repeating itself, with Saddam Husein playing the role of Hussain?

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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:32 PM
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4. Well, Mr. Alwatan, 32, please get your ass back to Iraq and stand
up for your country so that we can stand down, and take the 40 men who were gathered with you when you go!

I'm sick of seeing the reports of dead Americans whose lives were snuffed short to depose Saddam! I wasn't really happy to learn that my state with its poorly underfunded schools setting up voting centers so that expatriated Iraqi's could vote!

Go back to your country and grin and laugh there.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:24 PM
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5. I agree, TnLefty!
The glee is disgusting.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:24 PM
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6. I don't see any of these exile assholes going back to Iraq
They truly deserve the same fate as their compatriots in Iraq.
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:52 AM
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10. Exactly - it's easy to bullshit when you are hinding behind the border of America.
Why don't these "Iraq-Americans" shut up already.

Iraqi-Americans are not really Iraqis.

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BestCenter Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:38 PM
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12. Oh,
So it's their fault that Saddam killed their relatives and friends?
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:47 PM
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14. What are they going to do that Saddam killed their relatives and friends?
They can't do anything about the Iraqis getting killed by the Bush invasion and the civil war either.

Asking opinion of a Iraqi living in USA about the death of Saddam is pretty much waste your time.


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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:00 PM
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18. No. Mostly our fault.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 06:13 PM
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13. Excuse me?
Did you actually wish death on people in a thread about how awful wishing death on people is? Unfucking believable.
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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:08 PM
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19. Spare us your righteous indignation on death wishing.
IG may have thrown a few undeserving exiles into the pot, but his intent is clear. Whole lot of local "Challabi"s getting press today.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 04:37 AM
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23. No I won't spare you. Sorry.
I have a pretty high tolerance level for hypocricy- As E.M. Forester once notable said: "Only hypocrites cannot forgive hypocricy". But this example of it is striking enough to point out. So indulge in your own righteous indignation about my comment noting the irony of wishing death on people in a thread condemning such, but don't expect me to shut up about it.
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:35 AM
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7. Praying for death.
What's wrong with that picture?
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earlybelle Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:14 AM
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11. They have become too Americanized.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:47 AM
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9. Well the freepers were doing the same thing and THEY'RE supposedly
Christians. You know, Christ=forgiveness and all. I know, I know, their Christ is the equivelent of Radical Islams Mohammed. He want's death to all who oppose them. (the freepers christ that is.)
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:54 PM
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15. How very "Christian" of them. Puke! nt
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SweetGrass Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:43 PM
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16. I don't understand...
I thought they were celebrating outside a mosque. Why do you think they should behave like Christians? :shrug:
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:38 PM
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21. Yep, some of them were at the mosque, the ones I saw interviewed were the Christian
Edited on Sat Dec-30-06 09:42 PM by VegasWolf
Iraqis that had fled Iraq out of fear of persecution. No doubt they will join up with the evangelicals here.
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SweetGrass Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 12:21 AM
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22. Okay...
Fair enough. I didn't see that, and assumed you were referring to the article. My bad...sorry! (I'm easily confused! :hi:)
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 02:18 PM
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25. Welcome to DU!! My bad! I should have been clearer. nt
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SweetGrass Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 06:12 PM
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26. Very kind of you!
Thank you! Happy New Year!
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jarab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 04:49 AM
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24. Welcome to DU!
...O...
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 08:48 PM
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17. Memo to Mr. Dave Alwatan:
If there wasn't peace for your family two days ago, there isn't going to be peace now. Sorry.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:12 PM
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20. Isn't that like against the teachings or something?
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