Skip to comments.Iraq politician warns elections may further alienate Sunnis
Posted on 01/25/2014 8:27:00 AM PST by mac_truck
The speaker of Iraq's parliament warned on Friday that upcoming elections might be used to further marginalize already-frustrated Sunni Muslims, who have chafed against what they call unfair treatment from the country's Shi'ite prime minister.
Usama al-Nujaifi, a Sunni, said in an interview during a visit to Washington that he feared attempts to discourage voting or "provoke the situation" in Sunni areas, or to sideline certain would-be candidates, were designed "to weaken Sunni representation in parliament."
He also warned that poor security could pose problems for the parliamentary polls, scheduled for April 30.
"If the security conditions worsen, the elections could be postponed (or) if they are held, they will take place under inappropriate conditions," he said.
Nujaifi held talks this week with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other senior U.S. officials, as violence appears to be spilling into Iraq from the war in neighboring Syria, and as tensions grow between Iraq's Sunnis and Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
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Not every society is ready for self-governance.
If democracy is not Sharia Complaint, why are we trying to bring democracy to state that is Sharia Compliant?????
Actually, this is a redrawing of the false borders imposed on the region by Britain. Sadly, they’re using blood to draw the new borders.