In an effort to further weaken and isolate Iraq, the US Government and associated Arab regimes is coordinating a campaign to build up public calls for Saddam Hussein's resignation and exile. Considerable efforts to foment a coup are also underway. Arab journalists and Muslim organizations are being manipulated to this end.
US Muslims Suggest Saddam Resign, US Call Off War
Reuters - Friday, January 17, 2003
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Muslim organizations called on Friday for the
resignation of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and an end to U.S.
preparations to attack Iraq.
The American Muslim Political Coordination Council, an umbrella group for
the main Muslim political organizations in the United States, said the
United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference should then
organize free elections in Iraq to "lead Iraq out of the current
The group, which broadly reflects the views of Muslims in the United
States, said in a statement that Saddam should resign because
"dictatorship" is incompatible with Islam and because it would spare the
Iraqi people further suffering.
"(We) ... call on the President of the United States, George W. Bush, to
dismiss initiating military action as a means to resolving the current
crisis," the statement added.
A U.S. attack on Iraq would destabilize the region, radicalize young
people in the Muslim world, create support for Osama bin Laden, promote
anti-American sentiment, endanger U.S. military personnel and make
Americans feel responsible for the death of many innocent Iraqis, it
The coordination committee includes the Muslim Public Affairs Council,
the American Muslim Alliance, the American Muslim Council and the Council
on American-Islamic Relations.
Muslim groups say there are about seven million Muslims in the United
States, out of a population of 280 million. Other estimates of the
community's size are rather lower.
The United States is sending tens of thousands of troops to the Gulf to
back up its threat to attack Iraq if Baghdad does not comply with U.N.
demands that it cooperate with U.N. inspectors seeking weapons of mass