The Iraq Solidarity Campaign (UK) | 01.10.2004 17:16 | Social Struggles
Mr. Bigley, in the broadcast stated: "My life is cheap. He (Tony Blair) doesn't care about me...Mr. Blair says he won't negotiate with terrorists." The British Prime Minister has called on Mr. Al-Zarqawi to contact the British government directly.
The reasons for Mr. Bigley's detainment is because his captors are calling for the release of Iraqi women who are being held by the American forces because of possible high level connections to Saddam Hussain's now deposed Al-Ba'ath Party.
There is a wide range of condemnation to the kidnapping of Kenneth Bigley by Al-Zarqawi, from Iraqi's and Iraqi organisations, inside and outside of the country, who feel that the actions by the Jordanian, only serve to increase the growing social problems that have been brought about by the invasion and current occupation.
Many Iraqi's feel that their efforts at establishing an independent Iraq, a country which is governed free from outside interference, is being high jacked by out side organisations who are coming into Iraq and are claiming to act on behalf of the Iraqi people.
For every Iraqi who has suffered as a consequence of Al-Ba'ath Party policy, UN imposed sanctions, war, Depleted Uranium and the current occupation, the tragedies that have befallen the people of Iraq can and must be resolved by those whom the tragedies have struck.
It is not the job of out side organisations to march into Iraq, kidnap civilians and aid workers and make demands on the British or Americans, just like it was not the job of Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair to march into Iraq and "liberate" the people in the very first place - under the false pretext of weapons of mass destruction.
As Iraqi's, we know the injustice that has been struck against Iraq. We know the histories of Saddam Hussain and Tariq Azziz. We know what it is like to have the bodies of our murdered comrades and relatives dug out graves and have our families separated.
We also know that the responsibility for the invasion and occupation, lies not with Kenneth Bigley, his family, the ordinary working people of the United Kingdom or the long suffering people of Iraq.
Mr. Al-Zarqawi, the responsibility lies with the British Prime Minister and the foreign policies of New Labour. This is why we ask of you, to release Mr. Kenneth Bigley unharmed.
The Iraq Solidarity Campaign (UK).
The Iraq Solidarity Campaign (UK)