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State TV has been showing footage of Saddam Hussein's atrocities

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been executed by hanging at an unspecified location in Baghdad.

 

Iraqi TV said the execution took place just before 0600 local time (0300GMT). It was witnessed by a doctor, lawyer and officials. It was also filmed.

 

US troops and Iraqi security forces are on high alert for any violent backlash.

 

Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on 5 November after a year-long trial over the 1982 killings of 148 Shias in the town of Dujail.

 

Two co-defendants, Saddam Hussein's half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti and former Iraqi chief judge Awad Hamed al-Bandar, were also expected to be executed.

 

The BBC's Adam Brookes in Washington says the Bush administration will see the act as turning a page in Iraq - a demonstration that Iraq has a sovereign and democratic government.

 

A US statement is expected. However, the Bush administration will be keen to portray the execution as a matter purely for the Iraqi government and its court system, our correspondent says.

 

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We came from Him, and to Him shall we return.

 

Justice finds you sooner or later...

 

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As salamualikum

 

FYI

 

 

Saddam executed for crimes against Iraqis

 

SADDAM Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity today, a dramatic, violent end for a leader who ruled Iraq by fear for three decades before a US invasion toppled him.

 

"It was very quick. He died right away," one of the official Iraqi witnesses said.

 

The former president's face was uncovered, he appeared calm and said a brief prayer as Iraqi policemen walked him to the gallows and put the noose round him, the witness said.

 

US President George W. Bush, who branded Saddam a tyrant and a threat to global security even though alleged nuclear and other weapons were not found after America's 2003 invasion, hailed the execution as a "milestone" on Iraq's path to democracy.

 

However, even as news of the hanging broke, the deaths of four troops pushed the American death toll in Iraq to three short of the emotive 3000 mark.

 

Mr Bush already faces mounting public dismay at the war as Iraq slides toward all-out civil war between Saddam's fellow Sunnis and majority Shiites.

 

The execution this afternoon (AEDT) came at dawn for Iraqis on one of the holiest dates of the Muslim year.

 

As the call to prayer echoed out from minarets across a dark and bitterly cold Baghdad, officially-backed television channels flashed the news.

 

The senior official who witnessed the hanging, said: "He seemed very calm. He did not tremble."

 

Saddam, 69, was bound and shackled, but his face was uncovered as he met his death.

 

The former president recited the Muslim profession of faith, "There is no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet", but made no other remark after policemen escorted him to the scaffold.

 

The official would not say where the execution took place but said it was not in the fortified Green Zone compound.

 

Another said it was at a facility known to Americans as "Camp Justice" - a former base for Saddam's feared security services now used regularly for executions by Iraqi's courts.

 

National Security Adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie told state television Saddam seemed to him "a broken man" on the gallows.

 

He and other officials denied a statement read out earlier on state television that said Saddam's half-brother and a former judge were also hanged.

 

The senior official said Barzan al-Tikriti and Awad al-Bander, convicted with Saddam last month, would be executed after the week long Eid al-Adha holiday.

 

BUSH HAILS "MILESTONE"

 

President Bush welcomed news of the execution, but acknowledged there would be no quick end to violence in Iraq.

 

"Bringing Saddam Hussein to justice will not end the violence in Iraq, but it is an important milestone on Iraq's course to becoming a democracy that can govern, sustain, and defend itself," he said.

 

Saddam's appeal was rejected four days ago and the rapid execution will delight Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shiites, who were oppressed under Saddam, but may anger Saddam's resentful Sunni minority, as well as some Kurds who were hoping to see him convicted of genocide against them.

 

"The timing of the execution and the sudden way it has been done may irritate people," said Saleem al-Jibouri, a spokesman for the main Sunni party in the national unity government.

 

A source close to the family said Saddam's daughter Raghd, in Jordan, "is asking that his body be buried in Yemen temporarily until Iraq is liberated and it can be reburied in Iraq".

 

One senior Iraqi official said the family could claim the body.

 

It might also be sent to Saddam's home town of Tikrit, where the governor has declared a four-day curfew.

 

US troops have been placed on alert for trouble from insurgents among Saddam's Sunni minority.

 

The execution at the start of Eid is highly symbolic. The feast marks the sacrifice the prophet Abraham was prepared to make when God ordered him to kill his son and many Shiites could regard Saddam's death as a gift from God.

 

Such symbolism could, however, further anger Sunnis, resentful of new Shiite power.

 

Saddam was found guilty over the killing, torture and other crimes against the Shiite population of the town of Dujail after Shiite militants tried to assassinate him there in 1982.

 

Saddam, who said in court he had no fear of dying, had a farewell meeting with two of his half-brothers this week.

 

At the time his lawyers said he was in high spirits.

 

International human rights groups had criticised his year-long trial, during which three defence lawyers were killed and a chief judge resigned complaining of political interference.

 

The United Nations and many of Washington's Western allies had called on Mr Bush and Mr Maliki not to go ahead with the execution.

 

 

By Mariam Karouny in Baghdad

 

December 30, 2006 04:59pm

Article from: Reuters

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As salamualikum

 

FYI

Saddam executed for crimes against Iraqis

 

President Bush welcomed news of the execution ... Bringing Saddam Hussein to justice will not end the violence in Iraq

 

So why execute the man? There were other alternatives - but then Bush has signed more death warrants than any other person within the free world. All his death will bring is yet more violence.

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:sl: / Greetings to All

 

I have merged two topics regarding Saddam's execution to this thread...

 

A reminder to all members, please do a search first on whether the subject on the topic that you want to start has already been covered in another thread...

 

Thank you for helping to make the forum more organized...

 

:sl: / Greetings

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Maybe if he didn't torture and murder thousands of innocent people he wouldn't have been executed.

 

I don't know how you can feel sympathy for this man.

 

Get your priorities in order.

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I'm sure they made it on the day of Eid just to make it a resmble of the Sluaghter we make

 

But he got what he desrevd ...... I Only hope that Bush gets what he deerves next Christmas and Ahmadi Nijad on the Next Kurbla day insha Allah

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I'm sure they made it on the day of Eid just to make it a resmble of the Sluaghter we make

 

But he got what he desrevd ...... I Only hope that Bush gets what he deerves next Christmas and Ahmadi Nijad on the Next Kurbla day insha Allah

 

 

Assalamualikum

 

Good post, i couldnt have said it better myself

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Peace

 

this is great news. Hopefully Bush, Blair, Ahmadineijad, Osama Bin Laden, the Saudi Royal (tyrant) Princes and Kings and a few others can join him soon.

 

Salaams

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It's shame for muslim ummah that he was executed on first day of Eid, none of the weakest, #### and shameful muslim leaders ask for it to be executed after Eid... anyway American and coalition forces showed their power that they can do anything they want and at any time. He was given 30 days to be executed, but why rush?... I feel sorry for him and it ruined my eid, whoever decision was that may Allah ruin his house as well...

and now let's prepare for iraq to be divided into two pieces, that's what american want and the map was released few years ago and i posted here before...

 

you can find video here

 

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WHats wrong with ahmadinijad!!??

 

He's the only person standing against the Evil of the Jews in israel and the Oppressing of the Americans!!

 

And you guys wish him to die!!!???

 

Astaghfirullah

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i think they made sure it was on this special day...i think he may have also asked that it be on this day too...i mean this day is a bout sacrifice and i think being a clever man that did some stupid things he knew it would be symbolic and so did whoever picked this day.

 

i think its a bit harsh the way many people think he deserved this...maybe he did and don't get me wrong he deserves to be punished for what he did to innocent people, but to kill a man..is that really a sufficient punishment?

 

we are in no position to pass judgement on whether or not this man should be killed...as far as i'm concerned Allah is the only one to make that decision!

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How could u feel sorry for him?

 

He KILLED MILLIONS OF IRAQIS!

 

This is not an exaggeration... and until his death he DID NOT APOLOGIZE ONCE, NOR REPENT.

 

In the Quran it says if you kill one innocent person on purpose, your life is forfeit.

He killed MILLIONS, I dont know why the trial took soo long.

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I feel sorry for him when i compare saddam with bush, let's say saddam killed at least 5000, what about bush he killed more then 650000 iraqis and 20000 afghani just to make sure to protect his country.. Saddam did the same thing to protect his power maybe well Allah knows best.. I think bush deserve a painful punishement then hanging. tell me what will you do when you become a president and you have enemies right within arms? will u feed them or kill them?

 

 

BTW no one is dumb or stupid enough to kill innocent people, unless they are mentally sick and retarded..

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Yes he killed people. But remember this guy also had a family. Was it not enough what they put him through? You could see he was already broken. Was he killed because he broke God's law, or the laws that people have made. That's my opinion anyway

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^ no way brother... he created his own enemies.

 

By the way i wasn't exagerating when i said millions. And Bush is just as bad as this loser saddam.

 

Saddam and BUsh r both TYRANT MURDERERS.

 

I dont see how ANYONE can feel sorry for him. If he killed all yoru relatives, n women, n children... you would not feel sorry, rather you would rejoice.

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So i assume he killed your relatives that's why you are rejoicing.. (i hope not)

Not on EID Day at least and not under US command..

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Yes he killed people. But remember this guy also had a family. Was it not enough what they put him through? You could see he was already broken. Was he killed because he broke God's law, or the laws that people have made. That's my opinion anyway

 

THe Quran has clear laws for murderers... they must be put to death. Thats if you kill ONE person... what ABOUT MILLIONS. What about Tyranny?

 

If he had APOLOGISED ONCE. OR REPENTED ONCE... maybe there would b some sympathy.

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I just don't think his death is anything we should be celebrating about. At the end of the day he believed in Allah, so no matter how many people he killed he will never be as bad as Bush

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Brother he did not kkill my blood relatives... but he kileld my brothers. They are our brothers remember... for 35 years they have been under tyranny.

 

I would NEVER rejoice under US command in Iraq. But now some mothers, widows, children, can mayb find abit of hope that the murderer of their sons, brothers, fathers, uncles, is gone.

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Of course, BUsh is as bad as him, if not worse!

 

BUsh funded him, armed him etc. THey are brothers in arms.

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