"IRAQI RESISTANCE AND LIBERATION" !
TEXT OF 'SADDAM HUSSEIN LETTER'
letter' urges uprising
London Arabic newspaper has printed what it believes to be a
handwritten letter from Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
urged the Iraqi people to rise up against the "infidel,
criminal, killer and cowardly occupier", the United
letter, sent by fax to the Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, was
dated 28 April, the day of Saddam Hussein's 66th birthday.
paper's editor, Abdul Bari Atwan, said he believed the message
can't verify it because we don't know where he is, he is on
the run. I have seen his signature before and it looks like
it. I think it is authentic."
'No Shia-Sunni divide'
letter tells the Iraqi people that the only issue currently
facing them is that of occupation, and they should "not
trust those who talk about the Sunnis and the Shias".
are "no priorities other than the expulsion of the
infidel, criminal, murderous and cowardly occupier",
coalition victory had only been possible because of "treachery",
the letter says.
says the countries around Iraq opposed resistance to the
US-led invasion, but warns "those who have stood
against Iraq and plotted against it will not enjoy peace at
the hands of the United States".
day of liberation and victory will come", the letter
continues, and "right will triumph this time, like it
does every time, and the coming days are going to be more
The letter of President Saddam HUSSEIN to Iraqi People and Arab
text of a letter allegedly written and signed by Saddam
Hussein, published by the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Quds
Saddam Hussein to the great Iraqi people, the sons of the Arab
and Islamic nation and the honourable ones everywhere, God's
peace, mercy and blessings be with you.
the same way that Hulagu entered Baghdad, Bush entered it with
an Alqami and with more than one Alqami [reference to Alqam,
a Shia who helped Mongol invader Hulagu Khan enter Baghdad in
only triumphed over you - o you who reject the occupation and
humiliation and you who have Arabism and Islam in your hearts
- by treachery. By God, it is not a victory as long as the
resistance remains in your hearts.
we have been saying has now become a fact. We do not live in
peace and security as long as the freak Zionist entity is on
our Arab land. Therefore, there is no division in the unity of
the Arab struggle.
sons of our great people, rise against the occupier and do not
trust those who talk about the Sunnis and Shias, for the only
issue that the homeland, your great Iraq, is facing at present
is that of occupation.
are no priorities other than the expulsion of the infidel,
criminal, murderous and cowardly occupier with whom not a
single honourable person, only the traitors and agents, shook
tell you that all the countries around you are against your
resistance, but God is with you because you are fighting the
infidels and defending your rights.
traitors have allowed themselves to speak openly of their
treachery, though it is a shame. Speak openly of your
rejection of the occupier for the sake of the great Iraq, the
nation, Islam and humanity.
the sons of the nation and the honourable ones will triumph
and we will retrieve the antiquities and rebuild Iraq, which
they want to split into parts, may God shame them.
did not have any possessions in his name. I challenge anyone
to prove that the palaces were in the name of anyone other
than the Iraqi State. I left them a long time ago to live in a
everything and resist the occupation.
sin begins when there are priorities other than the occupier
and his expulsion. Remember that they are seeking to bring in
those fighting each other [for power] so that your Iraq will
remain weak and they can loot it as they wish.
party, the Arab Socialist Baath Party,
is proud that it has not extended its hand to the Zionist
enemy and has not conceded to a cowardly American or British
who have stood against Iraq and plotted against it will not
enjoy peace at the hands of the United States.
to everyone who resists,
to every honourable Iraqi citizen and to every woman, child
and old man in our great Iraq. Unite, and the enemy and
the traitors who have entered with him will run away from you.
aware that those with whom the invading forces came and their
aircraft that flew to kill you will only bring you poison.
willing, the day of liberation and victory will come to us,
the nation and Islam before anything else. Right will triumph
this time, like it does every time and the coming days are
going to be more beautiful.
your possessions, districts and schools. Boycott the
occupier; boycott him because this is the duty of Islam,
religion and the homeland.
live the great Iraq and its people !
live Palestine, free and Arab from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean]
is Great ! Let the accursed be cursed !
26 Safar 1424 - 04/28/2003
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