As Zeyad at Healing Iraq reports, some of the people involved in Saddam’s execution are hear cheering for Muqtada Al-Sadr, the leader of the terrorist forces that kill American troops in Iraq.
Saddam (as the noose is put around his neck): Ya Allah (Oh God).
Someone in the audience: Mercy be on those who pray for Mohammed and the household of Muhammed (Everyone repeats the prayer, including Saddam) –
Executioner and two people in the audience: … And hasten his return (the Mahdi), curse his enemy and grant victory to his son, Muqtada, Muqtada, Muqtada! (This is a common Sadrist chant.)
Saddam (smirking): Muqtada? Is this your manhood? (unclear)
NSA Muwafaq Al-Rubai’i: To Hell!
Saddam: (laughing) … and disgrace to you. (unintelligible)
Prosecutor Munqidh Al-Far’awn: Please, no.
Muwafaq Al-Rubai’i: Longlive Mohammed Baqir Al-Sadr!
Someone in the audience: To Hell!
Prosecutor Munqidh Al-Far’awn: No. Please, no. I beg you. The man is in an execution.
Saddam (solemnly recites the Shahada prayer): I witness that there is no god but Allah, and that Mohammed is the messenger of Allah. I witness that there is no god but Allah, and that Mohammed is the– (trap door is opened).
Audience (in unison): Prayers for Mohammed and the household of Muhammed.
Someone: The tyrant has fell. May Allah’s curse be upon him.
Someone: May Allah’s curse be upon him.
(commotion in the hall)
Someone: No. No. Stay back.
Someone: Leave him for 8 minutes, boys. Don’t take him down.
Someone: Everyone. Stay back. Everyone. Back.
When the people executing Saddam support Sadr, it must be asked just whom we have empowered.