Muqtada al Sadr

(Muqtada al-Sadr)

Muqtada al Sadr
Muqtada al Sadr
  • Born: August 4, 1974
  • Nationality: Iraqi
  • Profession: Clergyman









Muqtada al-Sadr is an Iraqi Shia cleric, politician and militia leader. He is descended from Hashimaites tribe. He is the leader of the Sadrist Movement and the leader of Saraya al-Salam, a Shia militia that is a reformation of the previous militia he led during the American occupation of Iraq, the Mahdi Army.

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All Iraqis should live under one roof and for one goal.
America has shown its evil intentions, and the proud Iraqi people cannot accept it. They must defend their rights by any means they see fit.
Anyone supported by the United States is cursed by us.
Anyone who seeks to be involved in politics should join hands with America. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Divisiveness is not good for the people.
Do not betray the people.
Enough of this occupation, terror and abuse. We are not in need of your help. We are able to combat and defeat terrorism, and achieve unity. We are not in need of your bases, your experience and etc.
Everything that happens is determined by God. Religion & God
For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom. Freedom & Liberty
Go forth from our holy land and go back to your families who are waiting for you impatiently, that you and we, as well, lead a peaceful life together. Life
God willing, the occupation forces will be driven out as happened in Vietnam. Religion & God
Help me by whatever you are pleased to do in your provinces.
I am a part of the political process whether the multinational forces are present or not. Politics is serving the people, not chairs and positions. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I am confident that you brothers in parliament will champion the will of the people over that of the occupier.
I beg you not to resort to demonstrations, for they have become nothing but burned paper.
I don't want the chair of the government because it will be controlled by the U.S. and I don't want to be controlled by the U.S. Government
I fear only God, all praises to Him. Religion & God
I have a red line against the Americans.
I have said it many times: the policy of exclusion and the policy of marginalization must end in Iraq.
I repeat my demand that the occupier leave the land of our beloved Iraq unconditionally, without retaining bases or signing agreements.
I will continue to defend Najaf as it is the holiest place. I will remain in the city until the last drop of my blood has been spilled.
I will deal with the politicians in a political way and with the nonpoliticians in a nonpolitical way.
I wish to be a martyr, and I don't fear death. Death
If it does not serve the Iraqi people, there are only political means that must be followed to reform the government - a new government that we must give a chance to prove that it is there to serve the people. Government
If the American military begins to withdrawal, there will be no need for these armed groups.
If the government fails to listen to your demands, then you will decide what is best for you. Government
Just because we're rid of Saddam and the evil Batthists doesn't mean the occupation is a good thing. Our salvation from Saddam was only with the grace of God. Religion & God
Let the whole world hear that we reject America. No, no to the occupier.
Make your enemy afraid, for it is impossible to remain quiet about their moral offences.
May God preserve you and watch over you. Religion & God
No one has the right to ignite a war and lead an occupation and armies to conquer people, invading them and make them suffer all kinds of torture, murder, expulsion, displacement, bombing and terrorism by different lethal prohibited weapons and then come and speak as the savior of the people or a defender of their rights. War & Peace
Obama has no power to change American policy because there are people who specialize in drawing these policies, which have been and still are hostile towards Islam. Power
Open the way before the new government to prove that it is for serving the people. Government
Our main goal as Iraqi people is to drive the occupation out in any way.
Our rejection of the occupier at heart is resistance.
Out of my desire to complete Iraq's independence and to finish the withdrawal of the occupation forces from our holy lands, I am obliged to halt military operations of the honest Iraqi resistance until the withdrawal of the occupation forces is complete.
So, if I were arrested or if I were killed, then after me the issues that American fears about me wouldn't exist anymore - and I couldn't tell you what those issues are.
The Americans were never interested in what was best for the Shiites.
The Iraqi people are suffering just as if they were still under Saddam.
The little serpent has left, and the great serpent has come.
The main reason for the armed resistance is the American military presence.
The resistance does not mean that everyone can carry a weapon. The weapon is only for the people of the weapons.
The resistance will be exclusively conducted by only one group. This new group will be defined soon by me.
The small Satan left and the great Satan came.
The U.S. will ignore the opinion of the Iraqi people and it will compose the new government according to its own desires. Government
The U.S.-led forces have the money, weapons and huge numbers, but these things are not going to weaken our will because God is with us. Religion & God ;Money, Coins & Minting
We are grateful to God. Religion & God
We are still fighters.
We continue to resist the occupier militarily, culturally and by all means of the resistance.
We do not kill an Iraqi.
We don't kill Iraqis - our hands do not kill Iraqis. But we target only the occupier with all the means of resistance.
We have not forgotten the occupier. We remain a resistance.
We will not stop resisting the occupation until liberation or martyrdom.
What if the invasion forces will not leave our lands? What if the U.S. forces and others stay in our beloved lands? What if their companies and embassy headquarters will continue to exist with the American flags hoisted on them? Will you be silent? Will you overlook this?
Whatever struggle happened between brothers, let us forget about it and turn the page forever and live united.
When I die, don't let my death stop the resistance. Death
When the Americans advance, we harass and retreat, fire from new positions and then retreat again. If the attacking force is too big, we call for support.
Who is against democracy? Is it the one who calls for peaceful resistance, or the one who bombs people, sheds their blood and leads them away from the leaders under feeble and dirty pretexts?