What is the truth about Muqtada al-Sadr's tweet of being ready for a military coup and his intention to change the current regime?
Several pages on social media platforms circulated a tweet by Muqtada al-Sadr, which says: "Oh, Iraqis and army officers, unite and revolt against the corrupt parliament system in Iraq. In the past months, the oppression and injustice of the parties have spread as they burned innocent citizens in hospitals, which led to the martyrdom of many people. Therefore, everyone in the Sadrist movement preparing for a military coup to change the regime from Parliamentary to presidential, we will lead this movement in coordination with a group of officers in the army and the police department, and it will occupy Green Zone, including all presidential positions, and arrest corrupt officials".
The tweet is fake, Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr did not tweet during this period, and also after reviewing the official account of Muqtada al-Sadr on Twitter, we did not find any tweet from him during the past two days in this regard, which negates the allegations circulated by social media platforms pages about an intention of the Sadrist movement leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, to make a coup.
Note that the last tweet of Sayyis Muqtada on his official account was on July 26,
Which included Muqtada al-Sadr's stress on the necessity need of stopping the military action of the "resistance" against the American forces, in conjunction with the White House's announcement of the transformation of the American forces tasks from combative to advisory during Al-Kadhimi's visit to Washington DC last week. Click here.
Muqtada al-Sadr said in his tweet, "Praise be to God, who cherished his soldier and helped his servent and thanks to the Iraqi national resistance. Here are the occupiers announcing the begining of the withdrawal of their all combat forces. Let us wait for you to complete the withdrawal," adding, "Thanks for the efforts made to crystallize this agreement, especially Brother Al-Kadhimi".
Al-Sadr continued, "Knowing that we have stated conditions in the past, and with their realization, the military action of the resistance must be stopped completely, and the Iraqi security forces, including the army and police, must be supported, to restore security and have it on Iraqi lands, and to banish the specter of terrorism, violence, intruders, and pretenders of resistance".
Muqtada Al-Sadr concluded by saying, "Iraq is towards independence, and we are waiting for (sovereignty) and (prestige)".