Sardar Qasim Soleimani, the helper of the Iraqi people
“Ayatollah Sistani’s fatwa on the need to defend against ISIS was an important step in the fight against terrorism in Iraq.”
These are the opinions of many Iraqi officials who have stated on various occasions after the victory over ISIS in Iraq.
Indeed, what was the executive guarantee of this fatwa that led to the formation of the Al Hashd al Shabi; With the presence of the United States in Iraq, which has formed 130 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to counter the cultural and religious movements of Muslims in this country?
In addition to these organizations, the United States has 14 military bases in Iraq, and basically any practical action by non-governmental organizations is within the reach of the American military, which made it impossible to guarantee the implementation of Ayatollah Sistani’s fatwa.
The Iraqi People’s Mobilization is a non-governmental organization that was formed after the ISIS attack on the country following the fatwa of Ayatollah Sistani, which according to Sheikh Akram Al-Kaabi, Secretary General of the Iraqi Najaf, was formed from the masses and headed by Sardar Qassem Soleimani.
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also acknowledged the role of Sardar Qassim Soleimani in organizing the al-Hashd al-Shabi, calling Sardar Soleimani one of Iraq’s most important allies in the fight against ISIS.
Iraqi officials in both the central government in Baghdad and in the Kurdish region believe that Sardar Soleimani played a key role in forming resistance groups, which are the core of the popular mobilization forces.
Now, not only does ISIS no longer have any territory in Iraq, but its fugitive elements can no longer find a place to sleep.
On the contrary, al-Hashd al-Shabi, this legacy of Sardar Soleimani is increasing his power and legitimacy in Iraq and the region, and he has become not only the forerunner of a hard war against the invaders and occupiers, but also in the soft jag field that the United States started through 130 NGOs in Iraq.