A person close to the movement explains why Al-Sadr resorts to religious rather than political discourse[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 12:50 [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - Baghdad
Adnan Al-Tamimi, a political analyst close to the Sadrist movement, explained today, Monday (December 4, 2023), the reason for the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, resorting to tweets related to the religious rather than the political aspect.
Al-Tamimi said in an interview with "Baghdad Today", "Mr. Al-Sadr is a cleric with his own interests and ideas, and his tweets reflect what he believes in, but in return he presented the insights he had on many important topics, whether the issues of forming the government and its dimensions and the impact of foreign interventions on factors of economic and security pressure and conflicts between... America, Iran and others."
He added, "Al-Sadr presented, through his tweets, his comprehensive vision of the Iraqi reality in all its dimensions. Therefore, his tweets are not focused on the religious dimension, but rather have important political, economic, and security dimensions, and looking back reveals early warnings he issued about the danger of the interventions and their direct effects inside Iraq."
Al-Tamimi pointed out that "Al-Sadr is a patriotic man and made many sacrifices in order to build a real political process in Iraq and support its stability."
In mid-June 2022, the leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced that he had decided to withdraw from the political process in the country and not to participate in any future elections so as not to partner with “corrupt” politicians.
Al-Sadr's announcement came during his meeting in Najaf with representatives of the Sadrist bloc, who a few days ago submitted their resignation from Parliament, 8 months after the legislative elections were held, during which they were unable to form an Iraqi government.
Al-Sadr added in his speech, "I want to tell you, in the upcoming elections, I will not participate in the presence of the corrupt. This is a covenant between me and God and between me and you and my people unless God grants relief and removes the corrupt and everyone who plundered and stole Iraq and permitted bloodshed."
Since Al-Sadr announced his withdrawal from the political process and the resignation of members of the Sadrist bloc from Parliament, Al-Sadr has been publishing almost weekly tweets about religious discourse and the interpretation of verses in the Holy Qur’an, as well as the state and other religions, while political tweets were almost absent from Al-Sadr’s speech, except for what is related to the war. On Gaza, which broke out on the seventh of last October.