A statement from WWA on the bombing of the Askariya Holy shrine
On the eve of the 'International Day for Women', women around the world reaffirm their commitment to equality peace and justice. Iraqi woman vows not to fall behind in her role for ridding her country from the hated occupation and bringing freedom to her homeland.
She finds herself under siege, not only by the slaughter of the occupiers’ bombs, by all the horrors and predicament of war and occupation that have brought about a major set back and hindrance of her cause but also by the prospect of spilled blood in an ominous civil strife, in which her daily harvest is nothing but one atrocity after another.
All the evidence that has come to light about the recent atrocities and violence point to the occupiers and their stooges as the party responsible for attempting to ignite sectarian violence.
They are the planners behind the bombing of the holy places in
Let us not forget the real enemy of the Iraqi people; those who have mounted a dirty warfare on our country using the most lethal and deadly weapons, those who have violated the sovereignty of Iraq by their invasion, those who have plundered and are plundering our resources, polluting our land, our skies and our rivers, those who are trying to subjugate our people in every way possible.
Would it be difficult for them to desecrate and destroy our sacred spaces?
The ghost of civil strife is hovering over us as yet another tool for the occupiers and their mercenaries.
We say it once more: Let the passion of the Iraqi mothers’ hearts be your guiding light. Do not allow yourselves to be lost in the wilderness of ignorance, fear, revenge and hatred. Do not allow your conscience to be drowned in the pools of blood, as
Iraq will be drowning with you.
25th Feb 2006