They killed the judge (who nixed Saddam)

Judge
Rahman was…
accused of being biased, for he comes from Halabja, scene of the 1988
poison attack….. Many
of Rahman’s kin were said to be victims….The
judge himself was reportedly detained and tortured by Saddam’s security
agent

….
He tried to escape Baghdad but was kidnapped and executed. A sign of the times to come.

As we have pointed out before, this is a fight for dominance in your mohalla and parity outside it.

We have to admit that it is not a bad model for minorities (keeps them safe in ghettos, protects culture and ways of life). OTOH the stigma is great and stifling because (as is often the case) there is an external enemy (imagined or otherwise) which shares kinship with the internal minority viz. Muslims in India (Pakistan), Hindus in Bangladesh (India), Tamils in Sri Lanka (India), Rohingyas in Burma (Bangladesh) and Shias in Pakistan (Iran).
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Islamic
State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have reportedly captured and
executed the judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death, a Facebook
post attributed to Ibrahim al-Douri, who was a top aide of the fallen
Iraqi leader, said. A Jordanian MP made a similar claim on his Facebook
page. The Iraqi government hasn’t confirmed the killing, but issued no
denial.


The International Business Times, reporting Judge Raouf
Abdul Rahman’s capture, sourced it to a Facebook post by al-Douri. New
York Times recently called al-Douri the force behind the dramatic ISIS
offensive. He was deputy chairman of the Iraqi Command Council until the
2003 US-led invasion. In 2007, he was named leader of the banned Iraqi
Ba’ath Party.

Quoting MP Khalil Attieh’s Facebook entry, Daily
Mail, New York Post and some news websites said judge Rahman, who signed
the death-by-hanging verdict against Saddam in 2006, was seized as he
left Baghdad on June 16 and executed two days later. The Macedonian
International News Agency too put out the news quoting Egyptian daily
Al-Mesyroon. Attieh’s post claimed Rahman tried to escape Baghdad
disguised in a dancer’s costume, but was nabbed.

Judge
Rahman was a Kurd and condemned for ordering Saddam’s hanging. He was
accused of being biased, for he comes from Halabja, scene of the 1988
poison attack, allegedly under the erstwhile Iraqi leader’s orders. Many
of Rahman’s kin were said to be victims of that horrific attack. The
judge himself was reportedly detained and tortured by Saddam’s security
agents.

Rahman
took over the Saddam trial in January 2006 after previous incumbent
Razgar Amin was criticized for being lenient. A father of three, Rahman
was a graduate of Baghdad University’s school of law.

The Daily
Mail claimed that in March 2007, Rahman sought asylum in Britain. He
had travelled to UK with his family on a tourist visa. He had apparently
feared for his life. But there was no official confirmation of such an
asylum appeal.

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Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Judge-who-ordered-Saddams-death-executed-by-ISIS/articleshow/37103790.cms

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