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Jaysh Naqshbandi: A New Challenge in Iraq

Earlier this week, NPR produced a story on the Naqshbandi Army in Iraq. This is a Sufi resistance group growing in power and influence in the Diyala and Kirkuk provinces in Iraq. Al-Qaeda and Jaysh al-Madhi slowly wane in Iraq as they lose  local credibility with increased civilian targeting. On the other hand, the Naqshbandi Army is a home grown nationalist movement. Aside from their call for a Jihad on the United States as of 2003, Naqshbandi leadership uses a Bathist platform, which remains popular among most Iraqis. I post this piece particularly for my brothers in 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry division who will be deploying to Diyala in August of 2009. Enjoy.

Former Saddam Hussein deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri salutes in this Dec. 1, 2002, photo. U.S. military officials believe Douri is outside Iraq raising funds for the insurgency.

Former Saddam Hussein deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri salutes in this Dec. 1, 2002, photo. U.S. military officials believe Douri is outside Iraq raising funds for the insurgency.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105507397

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One response

  1. I would like to thank the author of this great,informative article!The Naqshabandi army in Iraq,most likely appeals to All Iraqis Sunni/Shi`a/Arab/Kurd/Turkmen too!Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri seems to be a competent leader!The Ba`athists are the only organization capable enough to provide a functioning government with ministries that provide adequate services to the population at large!Hail Iraqi resistance,al maqawama al sharifa!!!!!!!Down with the fitna,taqqiyya speakers!Hail the mujahid,hajj,leader,martyr master,President Saddam Hussein,may Allah accept his deeds!All the Iraqis who were not big supporters of the former regime,now wish they could turn back time and enjoy the good all days of the pan-Arabist,nationalist,socialist,Ba`athists”

    6 May 11 at 22:08

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