Barzani on An­fal An­niver­sary

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

On April 14th, the an­niver­sary of the An­fal Op­er­a­tion, Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani pub­lished an emo­tional post on his per­sonal Face­book page. Be­low is the script of his post:

I would like to ex­press my feel­ing when I car­ried the per­ished body of an An­fal’s mar­tyr.

I didn’t know the name of the mar­tyr, whether it was a man or a woman, young or old, but I knew that it was an op­pressed, in­no­cent mar­tyr. His only crime was that he was a Kurd.

Then I felt that the mar­tyr was among the clos­est peo­ple to me; if it was a man he was my brother, if it was a woman, she was my sis­ter, if it was young, it was my son or daugh­ter.

I was cer­tain that the soul of that mar­tyr and those of all mar­tyrs of Kur­dis­tan were in peace since to­day Kur­dis­tan is free be­cause of them.

It is un­for­tu­nate that to­day there are still some peo­ple in Bagh­dad who pos­sess that An­fal mind­set, and if they could, they would con­tinue the same crim­i­nal men­tal­ity. Fol­low­ing all th­ese sac­ri­fices, it is im­per­a­tive that Kur­dis­tan re­mains free.

It was the great­est honor for me to see a mar­tyr’s mother or fa­ther ap­proach me and cry on my chest and tell me that they feel the souls of the mar­tyrs are born again.

Is there any medal on the face of this earth that is more holy and more im­por­tant?

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