"I'd like to ask Al-Sistani and other religious authorities that have issued similar fatwas, and all the religious leaders who replaced their clerical robes with military fatigues, in response to this call. . .I would like to ask Al-Sistani: Where were your fatwas when the Americans occupied Iraq? . . . The Iraqi government is entirely sectarian." - Sunni Mufti of Iraq Rafie Al-Rifai.Why did Iraqi Shiite cleric Al-Sistani not call for Jihad against American troops when they occupied Baghdad but called for Jihad immediately after a small band of ISIS terrorists and some former Saddam loyalists took over Mosul? It has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with power. Also, standing up against a small terrorist group with no real firepower is a thousand times easier than standing up against an empire. Also, Shiites in Iraq gained power because of American presence in Baghdad so they were in the mood of kissing them rather than fighting them. Al-Sistani preferred to live and did not want to rock the boat when American invaders captained the ship in Iraq. Revere that? Never.
Video Title: Sunni Mufti of Iraq Rafie Al-Rifai Justifies Anti-Government Rebellion. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: June 18.