Saturday, December 16, 2017

Iraq: Shia Militia arrested after opening fire on Christians

(Bartella)   Nine militia members have been arrested by Iraqi counter-terrorism forces for opening fire on Christians in the Christian town of Bartella ten miles east of Mosul. The shooting was in response to a protest by the Christians regards assaults by members of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia against their minority, as these idiots are Iranian sponsored thugs with only one agenda, they decided to disperse the peaceful protest by opening fire injuring three men and two women.

The Shia militia inside Iraq came to prominence during the rise of ISIS when the Iraq army seemed unable to stem their advance. the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), is an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization comprising of some 40 militias, which are mainly Shia Muslim groups, formed upon a fatwa by the Iranian but Iraqi based Shia Mullah Ayatollah Alial-Sistani calling for national mobilization against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).And in recognition of their hard work on the 19 December 2016, Iraqi President Fuad Masum approved a law that incorporated PMF/PMU into the country’s armed forces.  At a stroke Iran got a say in the running of Iraq as they did with Hezb-allah in Lebanon and just like the Hezballah, the PMF/PMU have refused to disband 

Which is why the PMF pushed for the rights of its forces tocarry out cleaning operations in former IISS territories such as Mosul which historically have been a hotchpotch of non Shia communities, predominantly Sunni Islam and this is also the area where they have been accused of human rights abuses.  Whilst these allegations have been swept under the carpet regards ISIS fighters, the same cannot be said for non-Muslims  and hence arrests after the jackbootedclampdown .