Iraq’s Lone Wolf Liberal Parliamentarian, Mithal (“Ze’ev”) al-Alusi at the Funeral of His Two Sons
As opposed to the rank and file Jew and infidel-hating demopaths in Iraq’s Sharia-based “Parliament,” Mithal al-Alusi, chairman of Iraq’s Democratic Party, boldly promotes true Western style democratic ideals. Hence al-Alusi sees not only the US—but Allah forbid—Israel, as an important ally if Iraq is to become a real modern democracy. Earlier following his initial trip to Israel in September 2004 to attend a counter-terrorism conference, his two sons, 22 and 30, were murdered by some of his ecumenical Iraqi compatriots. In the aftermath of those tragic killings, al-Alusi proclaimed that those (terrorists) who murdered his sons “…will try to kill more. They will try to stop us. It should give us power to continue, to believe in ourselves.”
Now, as the Jerusalem Post reports, after another visit to Israel during which the intrepid al-Alusi called for the creation of a joint intelligence network with Israel and the United States, and declared (to thunderous applause) at a conference on terror in Herziliya, “In Israel, there is no occupation, there is liberalism,” Shi’ite and Sunni lawmakers in Iraq have announced he has been stripped of his diplomatic immunity, banned from traveling outside Iraq or attending Parliamentary sessions, and faces possible prosecution—all for the “humiliation” his latest trip to Israel represents.
Sadly it is the noble al-Alusi who represents the infinitesimal minority of “extremists” in Iraq. Indeed, he may well be alone.