In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
When authorities hesitate to answer the call of the conscience and listen to the natural desire of the human being to denounce injustice, the responsibility of carrying out what the authorities have neglected falls to the public.
It is human nature to despise the glorification of tyrants, criminals, and enslavers by erecting statues for them. Our conscience calls upon us to reject these symbols and demolish statues that glorify them, whether they were erect deliberately or negligently. Allowing them to remain is to condone tyranny, crime, and slavery.
That is why the world witnessed the people of Europe and America rise to topple the statues of individuals guilty of crimes against humanity despite some being, officially, symbols of their nation that accomplished incredible feats and achieved the highest honours. These nations found it shameful to allow statues of such individuals to remain in public spaces. When authorities failed to act and refused to recognise the dark pages of history pertaining to these individuals, they took matters into their own hands.
It brings Shi’a Muslims great shame to fall behind others in answering the call of our conscience and natural desire to denounce tyranny by failing to topple the statues of criminals still standing in our lands like idols ready to be worshipped. Our great faith commands us to reject oppressors, denounce tyrants and refuse to bow down to them.
Therefore, as a nation, we must promptly cleanse our lands of these statues while the authorities remain negligent towards this duty. A group of faithful Rafida Shi’a must take it upon themselves to accomplish this task. Undoubtedly, they will be fondly remembered by future generations for taking the initiative to cleanse the nation of statues that pay tribute to the tyrants of the past.
As we relive the painful memory of the martyrdom of our great Imam, Ja’far bin Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon him), it would be of goodness that the first steps of purification by the removal of the statue of his killer, the Abbasid tyrant al-Dawaniqi, otherwise known as al-Mansur, may God’s damnations be upon him.
The continued existence of this statue in Baghdad is a disgrace, and we can only regain some honour when it is demolished by the hands of heroic followers of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him). Blessed be the one who takes the initiative in this matter, seeking only the reward of Allah and his Authorities (peace be upon them).