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June 4, 2020 Special Dispatch No. 8781

Iraqi PMU Chairman Instructs Factions To Convert Into Regular Army Units, Cut Ties With Iran In Line With Prime Minister Al-Khadhimi's Plan

June 4, 2020
Iran, Iraq | Special Dispatch No. 8781
On June 3, 2020, several Iraqi media outlets reported that the Chairman of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Falih Al-Fayyadh, issued a circular letter that included a series of instructions addressed to all PMU factions, obligating them to terminate their political and non-political affiliation with all parties and organizations, to close all their headquarters within Iraq's cities, and to replace their political names with numbers, like other units in the Iraqi Armed Forces. These instructions came in line with Iraq's new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Khadhimi's endeavors to integrate the PMU factions into the Iraqi Armed Forces and break their ties with Iran.[1] The instructions came few weeks after new Iraqi Prime Minister and Chief Commander of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Khadhimi visited the PMU's headquarters, where he outlined his plan to integrate the PMU into Iraq's security forces, providing that they comply with the State's authority and with the PMU law - which was ratified in 2016 by the Iraqi parliament, but was not implemented by previous governments.[2] Local reports provided photos of the two-page document signed by Al-Fayyadh on June 3, 2020, which included ten points all PMU factions must comply with immediately. According to the leaked document, these instructions were originally sent to the PMU Chairman on July 1, 2019, but Al-Fayyadh did not endorse nor implement these instructions until June 3, 2020.[3] The issuance of these instructions also coincided with a visit from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Ismail Qaani to Baghdad, as a member of an official delegation headed by the Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian.[4] The following are the key points from the letter:  Based on the Law of the Popular Mobilization Units (No. 40) issued in 2016, and in reference to the letter of the Prime Minister's Office in July 1, 2019, and in order to underline governing regulations that control the work of the PMU during the upcoming period, we instruct the following: First, all PMU factions must break any partisan, political, and non-political ties with the various Iraqi political forces, and abandon all operational titles used during their fight against the Islamic State (ISIS). Instead, factions are to use military titles used to describe regiments, divisions, and other military formations, as stipulated by the executive order no. 331 in 2019. Second, the same applies to the Tribal Mobilization Units [the pro-government Sunni factions] which are to be merged with the PMU. The administrative committee assigned to supervise this merge is to complete its work within 30 days from the date of issuance of this letter. Third, factions must close all headquarters within Iraq's cities. Fourth, the final plan of housing these factions will be approved in accordance with the battle system used by the armed forces. Fifth, factions should not practice any activity beyond the framework of the PMU's authority; since they are now to be considered a military formation [under the umbrella] of the Iraqi Armed Forces, and report to the Commander in Chief. Sixth, PMU members are to present personal documents in order to ensure they receive salaries and pensions in accordance with their service history. Seventh, legal measures may be taken against those who violates these regulations. Eighth, the PMU security committee is responsible for dealing with any violation.   [1] Alsumaria.tv, June 3, 2020. [2] See MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1513, Iraq On Path Of National Recovery From Iranian Hegemony – Part II: In Visit to PMU Headquarters, Al-Khadhimi Assigns Iran-Backed Militias As Core Iraqi State Power To Fight ISIS, May 21, 2020. [3] This indicates that the letter was originally sent by the office of then-Prime Minister Adel Abdul Madhi following the July 2019 attacks on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. forces and on a U.S. oil company based in Basra. [4] Baghdadtoday, June 3, 2020.

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June 4, 2020 Special Dispatch No. 8780

Kuwaiti Academic: The State Should Outlaw Polygamy

June 4, 2020
Kuwait | Special Dispatch No. 8780
In an article she published in the London-based Saudi daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Ibtihal Al-Khatib, a Kuwaiti journalist and a professor of English Language and Literature at Kuwait University, came out against the legality of polygamy in Arab and Muslim countries. She addressed the issue in the context of a special permit granted by the Kuwaiti government to polygamous men during the coronavirus crisis. The government permitted such men to divide their time between their wives, despite the strict lockdown that had been imposed in the country.[1] Al-Khatib justified this decision by the government as a reasonable solution to a problem, but claimed that it would have been better if the state had outlawed polygamy in the first place. In a civil state, she argued, legislation must be based on equality between the genders, so that whatever it permitted to the man is also permitted to the woman. But since custom and tradition rule out polyandry, the principle of equality entails that polygamy must be banned as well. She added that the polygamy causes more harm than good, since it is a source of strife within families that lasts for generations and often ends up in court. Hence, she said, countries would do good to follow the example of Tunisia, which banned polygamy precisely for these reasons.        Ibtihal Al-Khatib (source: Facebook.com/133802209980190) The following are translated excerpts from her article: [2]    "Since Kuwait imposed a complete lockdown on May 10, [2020], an ‘unusual’, but serious, problem arose for men with multiple wives, especially for those who keep it a secret. They thought they had to choose one of their homes and stay there for the duration of the lockdown. The Kuwaiti government addressed this problem, and allowed the husband to choose two days a week to visit his other home, and announced that ‘the address of the [second] wife would be permanently registered in future permits.’ There were unusual debates on this matter, and there were probably jokes about the division of days and about the probable exposure of many couples and what this exposure would do to them… "But jokes aside, the Kuwaiti government was right to address [the problems posed by] this complicated family situation during lockdown and to approve flexible solutions to handle its implications. Some thought that granting this permission to polygamous husbands risked spreading the disease. However, the debate should not be about whether the government’s decision was correct or not, because the government permits polygamy to begin with and its legal code facilitates it, and therefore the government must cope with its implications. These implications caused courts to be flooded with lawsuits and homes to be filled with problems even before the coronavirus crisis. But later, during the crisis, a rift formed within many families, [harming] the natural relations within them, and the Kuwaiti government… was forced to deal with the consequences. "This social crisis, which materialized in all the Arab and Muslim countries that permit polygamy, in some form or other – and Kuwait is only [one] example of this – once again gave rise to the question of whether states are entitled to ban polygamy by law, i.e., to prevent it, as is done in some countries of the Arab Maghreb [North Africa]. "In my opinion, if the family structure… is acceptable to all the relevant parties – assuming that [polygamy] is a purely human and uncontroversial right – then the parties cannot be banned from [contracting such a marriage].  But things are not that simple, and every legal consideration is offset by another legal consideration… and this must be taken into account, for otherwise, laws will become discriminatory and deficient. [So] how do [various] considerations come into the issue of polygamy? "First, in a civil state, legislation must not be linked to gender… except in rare cases. [So] if the man is permitted to create a family according to his will, other sectors of society must be granted the same right, and purely from the perspective of fair civil legislation, the woman must be granted the right to take multiple [husbands as well]. But since that [option] is clearly reprehensible according to people’s religious, social and cultural [norms] – except in a handful of god-forsaken societies – it means that the man cannot be granted a right that a woman cannot be granted in the same manner and to the same degree. "True, all legislation, even in its purest civil and secular [form], is affected by the customs, traditions and religious interpretations that shape the life of society, whether the legislator likes it or not. Still, these aspects are not supposed to constitute the major consideration in legislation, to the extent that they overshadow people’s rights and the value of complete equality among them. What cannot be legislated regarding the woman must not be legislated regarding the man, except, of course, in biological matters that cannot be changed, such as pregnancy and childbirth, which sometimes require special laws… "Second, legislation must take into account the cost and benefit of a given law. This was the consideration presented by Tunisia, for example, when it revoked the law permitting polygamy.[3] When the [Tunisian] government was confronted with the argument that [banning polygamy] may cause men to engage in [religious] violations and sins, it replied that the duty of the government was to protect people in this life, not to [save them] from hellfire [in the next]. The government is an earthly institution that regulates people’s earthly lives, prevents them from being cruel to one another and treats them according to the civil [principle] of equality.  Anything beyond this falls under the purview of the individual, not of a civil institution like the government. Moreover, polygamy causes many problems that bring families to court and create hostility and hatred among half-brothers and half-sisters, [hostility and hatred] that last generations and divide families… If memory serves, that was one of the arguments of the Tunisian government. For polygamy brings in a second wife, who shares the first wife's home, as well as her money and the rights of her children. The Tunisian government believes it has a duty towards the woman and her children as citizens, and that this is part of the role of the state. However, it does not regard itself responsible for preventing men from violating the laws of Islam, for that is the personal responsibility of the individual.  "But since [Kuwait and other Muslim countries] permit polygamy by law, they must [also] deal with its implications during a terrifying global crisis like the one we are currently experiencing. Hence, states where polygamy is allowed must take the situation into consideration and grant special [permissions], even if this raises the risk of spreading the disease. The state must grant these permissions because it is the one that allowed this behavior [of polygamy] to begin with. "But the best and fairest thing would have been to refrain from legitimizing [polygamy] based on custom, tradition or some religious interpretation. [Because], beyond the fact that [legitimizing it] is not a civil act, it creates very complicated social and human circumstances that will require further legislation in the future… and solutions even stranger and more convoluted [than the problems]. "From a legal perspective, the inclination is always to pass laws that grant people the freedom to choose their lifestyle and the structure of their families… But this must not be done in ways that create discrimination based on gender, race, religion or any other physical or ideological factor. [Moreover, the law] must not cause people and society more harm than good. This is undoubtedly a difficult equation, but a stable civil state can arise only if it establishes this [equation]."   [1] See e.g. Al-Khalij (UAE), May 18, 2020; Twitter.com/Almajlliss, May 17, 2020. [2] Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), May 21, 2020. [3] Tunisia, which officially banning it upon receiving independence in 1956, was the first Arab country to outlaw this practice and is still one of the only Muslim majority countries that do so.  

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June 4, 2020 Special Dispatch No. 8779

Pro-Iran Lebanese Political Analyst Anis Al-Naqqash: Iran Can Help Venezuela; Missiles From Caracas Can Hit U.S. Cities And Oil Rigs; Israel Will Be Destroyed, Perhaps In Less Than 5 Years

June 4, 2020
Iran, Lebanon | Special Dispatch No. 8779
Lebanese political analyst Anis Al-Naqqash said in a May 30, 2020 interview on NBN TV (Lebanon) that America can't do anything against Iran. He said that Iran is not limited to the Persian Gulf region with regard to retaliation against America and that Venezuela might not remain silent if Iranian oil tankers in the region are harassed. He explained that prior to the recent arrival of Iranian oil tankers in Venezuela, the Venezuelan government had tested powerful surface-to-surface and anti-ship missiles, which he said surprised the Americans. He elaborated that Iran could help Venezuela with weapons and technical assistance in the same way that it has helped Gaza and the Houthis in Yemen, and he pointed out that missiles with a range of 2,500 kilometers can reach from Venezuela to American oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and American cities. Furthermore, Al-Naqqash said that it is very possible that Israel will be annihilated in the next five years and that the only thing preventing the destruction of Israel is the United States, which he predicted will soon collapse. Al-Naqqash was involved in a 1975 terrorist attack in which three people were killed. He was sentenced to life in prison in France but was pardoned after serving ten years. In one appearance on Al-Jazeera, he called for strikes against U.S. oil facilities (see MEMRI TV clip no. 101 Terrorist Anis Al-Naqqash Calls on Al-Jazeera TV for Strikes against US Oil Facilities, June 6, 2004).[1] To view the clip of Lebanese political analyst Anis Al-Naqqash on MEMRI TV, click here or below. "Who Says That Venezuela Will Remain Silent If The Iranian Tankers Are Harassed?" Anis Al-Naqqash: "It's game over. America got a beating and kept silent. There is nothing America can do [against Iran]. Some say: 'Okay, you can challenge them in the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea, but the response will come elsewhere.' My response is: Who says Iran can only retaliate in its vicinity or in the Gulf against the United States? Who says that Venezuela will remain silent if the Iranian tankers are harassed? Before the arrival of the [Iranian] tankers, Venezuela conducted an exercise and tested accurate missiles with high explosive yield - a surface-to-surface missile and an anti-ship missile. This was a message that surprised the Americans, who did not think that these missiles exist in Venezuela. [...] "[Iran] Managed To Arm Besieged Gaza... And Provided Technical Assistance To The [Houthi] Yemenis... Can't The Same [Iran] Support Venezuela?" "[Iran] managed to arm besieged Gaza with such missile capabilities and provided technical assistance to the [Houthi] Yemenis, and this enabled them to produce missiles with a range of hundreds of kilometers, and in the future, it will be thousands of kilometers... Can't the same [Iran] support Venezuela? I wrote on Facebook a year ago that a missile with a 2,500-kilometer range that is launched from Caracas can reach the Gulf of Mexico and hit the American oil rigs, as well as American cities. [...] "The War To Liberate Palestine And End The Zionist Entity [Will Take Place] In Less Than A Decade... We Will Annihilate The Most Important Entity In West Asia And The Middle East... The US Will Not Be Able To Save It" "I see the war to liberate Palestine and end the Zionist entity in less than a decade – if not in less than five years even. I expect it to be soon. Interviewer: "It can be in less than five years?" Al-Naqqash: "Yes, that is very possible. This means that we will not make do with sending five tankers to Venezuela. Rather, we will annihilate the most important entity in West Asia and the Middle East. Despite the American support, the U.S. will not be able to save it. Interviewer: "Aren't you underestimating the American capabilities?" Al-Naqqash: "People see a picture in its three dimensions, but I see it in all four dimensions, including the ones from the future. This is why I conclude that the strategic circumstances that provided protection for Israel begun to collapse. The United States, which is the leader of this global system that supports Israel will be paralyzed in this war. "Let me tell you something more honestly. What stops the resistance today from starting and winning a war against the Zionist entity are not the Israeli capabilities but the central position of the U.S. This central position [of the U.S.] delays the war, because we know for sure that it will become easier for us in the near future, once [the U.S.] collapses and is unable to intervene in the war."   [1] For more on Anis Al-Naqqash, see MEMRI TV clips No. 798 Lebanese Terrorist-Turned-Researcher Anis Al-Naqqash in Support of Terror Attacks in London, the U.S., and Arab Countries: "Islam Is One of the Greatest Advocates of Violence, When Violence Is Warranted", August 3, 2005; No. 7554 Pro-Iranian Lebanese Political Analyst Anis Al-Naqqash: America is the Enemy of Humanity; Arabs and Muslims Should Fight It; We Encourage ISIS-Like Phenomena, October 27, 2019; No. 1568 Lebanese Researcher and Former Convicted Terrorist Anis Al-Naqqash: The American Empire Must Die. It Is in Our Interest to Get the U.S. Mixed Up in Endless Wars, September 14, 2007; and No. 7012 Lebanese Political Analyst Anis Naqqash: Democracy Is Western Deception; Iran Is an Islamic Republic, Not a Democratic One, February 5, 2019.  

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June 4, 2020 Special Announcements No. 921

MEMRI YouTube Channel Passes 10 Million Views

June 4, 2020
Special Announcements No. 921
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2020 – The MEMRI YouTube channel has passed the milestone of 10 million views since its launch in December 2017. MEMRI TV clips have had over 300 million views on all platforms.        The channel also now has 33,340 subscribers viewing MEMRI TV clips as they are released. To date, the MEMRI YouTube channel has posted 1,395 clips and had 10,059,511 views; it reached the one-million views mark in November 2018 and the three-million views mark in April 2019.      Join over 500,000 daily readers who are subscribed to MEMRI content on social media – follow us now on YouTube for all the latest MEMRI TV clips by visiting the MEMRI TV Videos channel on YouTube and clicking on "Subscribe." ABOUT MEMRI Exploring the Middle East and South Asia through their media, MEMRI bridges the language gap between the West and the Middle East and South Asia, providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu, Dari, and Turkish media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends. Founded in February 1998 to inform the debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East, MEMRI is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. MEMRI's main office is located in Washington, DC, with branch offices in various world capitals. MEMRI research is translated into English, French, Polish, Japanese, Spanish and Hebrew. MEMRI - Middle East Media Research Institute: https://www.memri.org Contact Information: MEMRI media@memri.org 202-955-9070 www.memri.org

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Pro-ISIS Telegram User Shares Video Of US Army Official, Calls On Supporters To Continue The 'Media War'

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On June 3, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) user on Telegram shared a video featuring a U.S. Army official saying that the Global Coalition has partnered with social media companies to stop ISIS from spreading propaganda online. The user added: "The media war is tense, and you, the supporters of the Caliphate, can take part in it."

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Syracuse, NY Imam Khadar Bin Muhammad: Protests Do Not Help And We Cannot Win An Armed Resistance, So We Should Move Back To Africa And Hurt The U.S. Economically

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Khadar Bin Muhammad, the imam of Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah in Syracuse, New York, posted a video to his Facebook page on May 27, 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd. He said that the Muslim response to the killing of black civilians by police should not be armed retribution, and that Islam forbids killing policemen in a "cowboy manner." He called upon his viewers to leave America for Africa because America is unsafe for African Americans and in order to take African American purchasing power elsewhere. Adding that there are many countries willing to accept them, Bin Muhammad said: "I'm talking about grabbing our bags, grabbing our money, and going to invest in a place where we can be safe together." For more about Khadar Bin Muhammad see MEMRI Clip No. TV 7882.

Khadar Bin Muhammad: "People have protested. They have jumped in the streets. Nothing has changed. 'Arm yourself.' Okay, that's cool. 'Arm yourself.' That sounds nice. But the reality is that you will not win an armed resistance. That's just reality. The best plan, which will hurt them the most, is not to go after the police and kill police. As Muslims we don't support that reality. We don't support that as Muslims... 'Go grab a gun, kill a police officer, eye-for-eye'...  Not in that manner, not in that cowboy manner. Any type of qisas or retribution in Islam has to be taken through the government. And obviously the government here is not going to take qisas on our behalf, is not going to take retribution on our behalf. So that is cut out. You might as well cut that out. To think that you can grab a gun and think you can go do harm to someone else. That is not an Islamic viewpoint and it is not a safe viewpoint as well. The real pain that you can bring to this type of situation is economical — is economical.

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"A system such as American cannot stand on its own without our economical support that we give to it. When we are one of the greatest — as they say — buyers in this country. We're one of the greatest buyers in this country! We purchase everything. If we took our wealth that we have — and we have a lot of wealth as Africans in America — and we left this country. It would hurt it more than anything else.

[...]

"Well, where should we go? If you haven't been to Africa yet, you better go. Take your plane once you are able to and go see that Africa is not what they show you on TV, that there are so many places willing to welcome us back into our society. Or, it doesn't have to be Africa, if you don't feel like you came from Africa. Whatever your situation might be. Why stay here and seek help from someone who doesn't want to help you?

[...]

"But now we have an option. We don't have to stay here. You have a passport. There's places that will accept you. We see so many brothers and sisters that's moving to Africa, and they are showing us the pictures that they have. They're showing us their homes that they have. Africa is not a bunch of flies flying around children's heads like they show you on the TV.

[...]

"Who is willing to make a step forward? And I am not talking about violence. I'm talking about grabbing our bags, grabbing our money, and going to invest in a place [so] that we can be safe together."

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Pro-Iran Lebanese Political Analyst Anis Al-Naqqash: Iran Can Help Venezuela; Missiles From Caracas Can Hit U.S. Cities And Oil Rigs; Israel Will Be Destroyed, Perhaps In Less Than 5 Years

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Lebanese political analyst Anis Al-Naqqash said in a May 30, 2020 interview on NBN TV (Lebanon) that America can't do anything against Iran. He said that Iran is not limited to the Persian Gulf region with regard to retaliation against America and that Venezuela might not remain silent if Iranian oil tankers in the region are harassed. He explained that prior to the recent arrival of Iranian oil tankers in Venezuela, the Venezuelan government had tested powerful surface-to-surface and anti-ship missiles, which he said surprised the Americans. He elaborated that Iran could help Venezuela with weapons and technical assistance in the same way that it has helped Gaza and the Houthis in Yemen, and he pointed out that missiles with a range of 2,500 kilometers can reach from Venezuela to American oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and American cities. Furthermore, Al-Naqqash said that it is very possible that Israel will be annihilated in the next five years and that the only thing preventing the destruction of Israel is the United States, which he predicted will soon collapse. Al-Naqqash was involved in a 1975 terrorist attack in which three people were killed. He was sentenced to life in prison in France but was pardoned after serving ten years.

Anis Al-Naqqash: "It's game over. America got a beating and kept silent. There is nothing America can do [against Iran]. Some say: 'Okay, you can challenge them in the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea, but the response will come elsewhere.' My response is: Who says Iran can only retaliate in its vicinity or in the Gulf against the United States? Who says that Venezuela will remain silent if the Iranian tankers are harassed? Before the arrival of the [Iranian] tankers, Venezuela conducted an exercise and tested accurate missiles with high explosive yield - a surface-to-surface missile and an anti-ship missile. This was a message that surprised the Americans, who did not think that these missiles exist in Venezuela.

[...]

"[Iran] managed to arm besieged Gaza with such missile capabilities and provided technical assistance to the [Houthi] Yemenis, and this enabled them to produce missiles with a range of hundreds of kilometers, and in the future, it will be thousands of kilometers... Can't the same [Iran] support Venezuela? I wrote on Facebook a year ago that a missile with a 2,500-kilometer range that is launched from Caracas can reach the Gulf of Mexico and hit the American oil rigs, as well as American cities.

[...]

"I see the war to liberate Palestine and end the Zionist entity in less than a decade – if not in less than five years even. I expect it to be soon.

Interviewer: "It can be in less than five years?"

Al-Naqqash: "Yes, that is very possible. This means that we will not make do with sending five tankers to Venezuela. Rather, we will annihilate the most important entity in West Asia and the Middle East. Despite the American support, the U.S. will not be able to save it.

Interviewer: "Aren't you underestimating the American capabilities?"

Al-Naqqash: "People see a picture in its three dimensions, but I see it in all four dimensions, including the ones from the future. This is why I conclude that the strategic circumstances that provided protection for Israel begun to collapse. The United States, which is the leader of this global system that supports Israel will be paralyzed in this war. Let me tell you something more honestly. What stops the resistance today from starting and winning a war against the Zionist entity are not the Israeli capabilities but the central position of the U.S. This central position [of the U.S.] delays the war, because we know for sure that it will become easier for us in the near future, once [the U.S.] collapses and is unable to intervene in the war."

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