Ahrar offers support to the Mawteny Charity
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 03:09
Ayad Jamal Aldin, leader of the Ahrar Party today showed his support and sympathy for the Mawteny Charity in Baghdad after 'death squads' returned to the streets to attack the charity's headquarters.
Mawteny offers support to widows and orphans and does not discriminate on the grounds of religion or social background.
Speaking about the incident, Mr. Jamal Aldin said, "This is a truly horrific attack. Charities like Mawteny offer Iraqis of every religion and ethnicity, hope. That hope, was attacked yesterday by cowardly individuals who seek to return Iraq to a sectarian and violent society."
"Ahrar will not allow this to happen. As a non-sectarian, secular movement, Ahrar would urge all Iraqis to support charities and organisations which promote an inclusive and united Iraq, free from sectarianism."
"I can only hope that the people responsible for this ghastly attack are caught and punished accordingly. I will be sending my condolences to the head of the charity."
"This act only strengthens mine and Ahrar's resolve to ensure that Iraq becomes a secular, secure and uncorrupt society."
Read Ayad Jamal Aldin's letter to the Mawteny Charity here.
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About Ayad Jamal Aldin:
Ayad Jamal Aldin is a Shia cleric, best known for his consistent campaigning for a new, secular Iraq. He first rose to prominence at the Nasiriyah conference in March 2003, shortly before the fall of Saddam, where he called for a state free of religion, the turban and other theological symbols. In 2005, he was elected as one of the 25 MPs on the Iraqi National List, but withdrew in 2009 after becoming disenchanted with Iyad Allawi's overtures to Iran. He wants complete independence from Iranian interference in Iraq. He now leads the Ahrar party for the 2010 election to the Council of Representatives, to clean up corruption and create a strong, secure and liberated Iraq for the future.