As the insurgency in Iraq continues to strike civilian targets, a shift in sentiment has occurred among the population. Iraqi's are becoming
increasing critical of the militants and even have staged public protests expressing condemnation. The majority of the criticism in the past has come
from Kurds and Shiites as the insurgency was viewed as a Sunni issue. However prominent Sunni's are not also condemning thier acts.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - As more people lose loved ones to the relentless violence, Iraqis are becoming increasingly angry at insurgents, even staging public
demonstrations condemning militants.
While it is impossible to precisely gauge public opinion, it is clear many Iraqis have grown tired of two years of insecurity, and some are directing
their wrath at those behind the bombings and attacks.
“I demand that they be put in the zoo along with the other scavengers, because that is where they belong,” said Bassam Yassin, who lost his
brother to an insurgent attack in Mosul. He spoke Wednesday after relatives of victims protested outside a police station in the northern city.
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Its interesting to see the change in sentiment toward these thugs. No doubt the actually Sunni/Baathist insurgency will eventually die out, and the
Al-Qeada one will keep trying. However as the public becomes increasing tired of thier activities it will be harder and harder for them to act. The
security situation will not doubt improve and the pressure needs to be kept up.
Great story but a little late. The US public will never understand thanks to FOX and CNN but the locals in Iraq have never supported these bombers
and thugs. Most of them are in gangs that hijack and steal to support their war. The real sore spot of the locals is jobs. They're not to worried
about freedom. To them freedom is not worrying about what to feed the kids tomorrow. Iraqi culture isn't like ours but they do wish for peace and
an end to this war.
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