Arabism’s racism against Kurds, Ba’athism, Saddam, gas, Halabja, Chemical Ali, etc.
Halabja: The Racism of so-called Arab Intellectuals towards Kurds …Mr. Al-Obaidi starting with wrong information on Halabja, which Halabja was not and is not a village. Halabja was and is a large Town. If not so, the Racist …
KurdishMedia.com: News about Kurds and Kurdistan, 2 May 2009 … The Arab League as a useless ideological racist Arabist institution ….
Ali Hassan al-Majid, notorious for commanding the use of weapons of mass destruction against civilians in Kurdistan in 1988, has been sentenced to death again. This time the death sentence was due to his role in the crushing of the Shi’ite after the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Majid, Saddam Hussein’s cousin, attempted his own theatrics, but the judge would have no part of it:
Judge Khalifa said Mr. Majid was guilty of crimes against humanity. Mr. Majid remained calm, but Mr. Ani shouted: “I welcome death if it is for Iraq, for pan-Arabism and for the Baath. Down with the American and Persian occupation!”
The judge responded, “Shut up.”
Chemical Ali sentenced to death – 3 Dec 2008
…Another defendant, former Baath party official Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Ghafur, was also sentenced to death Tuesday. He shouted, “Down with the Persian-U.S. occupation!” and “Welcome to death for the sake of Arabism and Islam” as the sentence was read.
Saddam cousin ‘Chemical Ali’ sentenced to hang for 1988 gas attack …The attacks were part of repeated attempts by Saddam’s government to suppress the Kurds,
The Iraqi Special Tribunal: A Lack of Objectivity Concerns the Victim Nation…
…neither the Arab judges nor the Kurdish judges can be impartial about past cases of ethnic conflict. An Arab judge cannot be impartial toward the Kurds, as the case is related to the Kurdish genocide committed by Arabs.
Mass killing of the Kurds was motivated by eliminating a non-Arab national group, while the killing of Arab groups was not occurred due to dissimilar nationality. This tribunal makes use of rules, such as rule number 7, article 1, from 1958, which deals with the crime of occupation of another Arab country. The Arabs involve every rule that is in their own interest. This is not the same as the Kurdish interest. For instance, the Kurds have suffered under Arabization since the establishment of the Iraqi state, and there are many episodes and documents proving this.
However, there is not a single article in the statute of the tribunal regarding this crime.
Arabization should have a clear definition.
Arabization can be seen as a type of ethnic cleansing with particular characteristics. Arabism is central for Arabization, for instance a cleansed territory of the targeted group settles only by Arabs; the victims in some areas are forcibly pushed to accept Arab national identity only, and so on. Article 12 from the statute concerns crimes against humanity, which includes crimes such as extermination, but this in itself cannot encompass the crime of Arabization. The text is vague, does not give a precise definition of ethnic cleansing, and does not sufficiently deal with the ethnic cleansing committed against the Kurds.
Saddam Hussein called the Kurds infidels to enable his Muslim soldiers to gas them. …
Saddam Charged in 1988 Gas Attack on Kurds, The Iraq tribunal announced… criminal charges against Saddam Hussein and six others
Although most of Hussein’s large-scale atrocities took place during the 1980s and early 1990s, his tenure was also characterized by day-to-day atrocities that attracted less notice. Wartime rhetoric regarding Hussein’s “rape rooms,” death by torture, decisions to slaughter the children of political enemies, and the casual machine-gunning of peaceful protesters accurately reflected the day-to-day policies of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Hussein was no misunderstood despotic “madman.” He was a monster, a butcher, a brutal tyrant, a genocidal racist–he was all of this, and more.