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Mithal Al-Alusi

Chairman

Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation

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THE ASSASSINATION OF BENAZIR BHUTTO - Ifimes

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Mithal Al-Alusi was the Chairman of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation (DPIN) and the first Iraqi politician who visited Israel since its establishment.
Only a few months before his assassination, Al-Alusi participated, as a member of the IFIMES delegation, at the international conference on counter terrorism which took place in Herzliya, in Israel.


THE ASSASSINATION OF BENAZIR BHUTTO - Ifimes

www.ifimes.org [cached]

Mithal Al-Alusi was the Chairman of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation (DPIN) and the first Iraqi politician who visited Israel since its establishment.
Only a few months before his assassination, Al-Alusi participated, as a member of the IFIMES delegation, at the international conference on counter terrorism which took place in Herzliya, in Israel.


www.henryjacksonsociety.org

Mithal al-Alusi is an elected member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives.He founded the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation in 2005 after he was sacked from his ministerial position by his previous party, the Iraqi National Congress, for visiting Israel and daring to express the hope that there might be peace between the countries.He regularly speaks out against extremist parties and sectarianism, and paid the ultimate price for his outspoken stand when his two sons were killed in an assassination attempt aimed at his car.Despite this horrific loss, he has courageously stuck to his convictions and refuses to back down from expressing them.


Chaldean Democratic Forum

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The attack on politician Mithal al-Alusi, the secretary-general of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation, came as he waited for his car in Baghdad.


DAILY SCORECARD: SUNNI IRAQI POLITICIAN'S SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL COSTS HIM DEARLY

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Mithal Al-Alusi, founder of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation,NEW YORK, May 9 (JTA) â€" For daring to visit Israel, Mithal Al-Alusi has paid with more than his life: It cost him his two sons.A Sunni Moslem who founded the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation, or DPIN, Al-Alusi believes the new Iraq should defy the longstanding policies of most Arab nations and normalize relations with Israel.Last September, while serving in the Iraqi interim government as director general of the national commission on de-Ba'athification, Al-Alusi visited Israel to attend the Herzliyah conference, an international policy forum that attracts scholars, politicians and Israel's military and political elite. Al-Alusi hadn't even left the conference when his family began receiving death threats from insurgents.Ultimately the insurgents murdered Al-Alusi's sons, Ayman, 30, and Gamal, 22, who were assisting him in establishing his grassroots political party, which is forged on the principles of individual rights and cooperation with other democracies.Al-Alusi hasn't given up, however.Last week he came to Washington to receive the American Jewish Committee's Moral Courage award.Next week he will return to Iraq, where he continues to build his party, which has 7,000 members from across Iraq."It is a great honor for me to be here on behalf of all Iraqis who are fighting against terrorism," he said to thunderous applause and a standing ovation from nearly 1,000 people at the AJCommittee's annual dinner."No country can deal with terrorism alone," he said.In an interview with JTA before accepting the award, Al-Alusi elaborated on his positions about Israel, Iraq's future and the need for alliances among democracies.A dignified, soft-spoken man, Al-Alusi's large, dark eyes reflect determination, strength and the pain of the losses he has sustained.He is proud to have visited the Jewish state, and believes Israel and Iraq have an increasing amount in common.Iraq is trying to forge a democratic system, and like Israel it faces continual threats from terrorists who disdain free thinking and individual rights.Both nations, he asserts, would benefit greatly from an alliance, particularly with regard to fighting terrorism. "I hope I am wrong, but I believe the terrorist era has just started, now is the time to build a strategic alliance against terrorism."Al-Alusi sadi.Specifically, he would like to see the United States, Iraq, Turkey, Israel and possibly Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates form an "Atlantic alliance" against terrorism.Al-Alusi believes cooperation with Turkey, the other democracy in the region, also would be to Iraq's advantage economically.Ultimately, his dream is to "have Iraq part of the developed, democratic world, to build a new era."That goal can be accomplished only through realpolitik, he maintains.For more than 50 years, he noted, Iraq was part of a bloc of Arab countries that were united in opposing Israel."Many things were done that were not in the Iraqi people's interests.But we have no reason to be against a very successful society" like Israel, he said."Israel is a reality, it's a modern state and an important part of the Mideast."Al-Alusi is no stranger to controversy: A onetime member of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party, he and his family were forced to flee Iraq 27 years ago, after he was sentenced to death for opposing Saddam's human-rights abuses.The family lived in Hamburg, Germany, but longed to return to their country.In the aftermath of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, they did return.For Al-Alusi, it was the realization of his dream to participate in the shaping of a democratic Iraq.He accepted a position as director general of the Iraqi national commission on de-Ba'athification.Al-Alusi was issued an arrest warrant and was told to leave the country or he would be jailed alongside former Ba'athists, a near-certain death sentence.Refusing to be intimidated and with the help of his sons, Al-Alusi founded the DPIN and got the party onto the ballot for Iraq's January 2005 elections.Eventually the interim government dropped the charges against him.Shortly before the Iraqi election, Al-Alusi's younger son, Gamal, was quoted as saying,"It is true we are in danger, but if this is the price for democracy and peace, it is a very low price."In fact, the real price was higher.Within days of the election, a car carrying Gamal, Ayman and Mithal Al-Alusi, as well as a bodyguard, was ambushed by insurgents.Mithal survived.Ayman and Gamal died of gunshot wounds, as did the bodyguard, Hayder Hassain.After his sons' deaths Al-Alusi came to the United States, and with help from independent antiterrorism lobbyist Esther Kandel and Yehudit Barsky, director of the AJCommittee's division on Middle East and international terrorism, he shared his family's story with several members of Congress.One who has attempted to provide Al-Alusi some assistance, Rep.Christopher Shays (R-Conn.), called Al-Alusi "the definition of courage.""Mithal Al-Alusi is a man of outstanding moral courage and physical bravery," said Lantos, who has tried to help him.


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