al Da'wah Party

Al Dawa is Iraq's ruling Shiite party. Its early mission was tio oppose the rise of secularism in Iraq, including Communist influences, and provide a counterweight to the rising influence of the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood. The party's mission evolved in the 1970s into opposing the rule of Saddam Hussein and establishing an Islamic republic in Iraq. Hussein began a program to eradicate Al Dawa, and claims that Hussein murdered 200,000 party followers, sympathizers and members of their families.VideoVideo: 2006 Mujahideen Shura Council attack on the headquarters of al Dawa

al Da'wah Party, also known as al-Da'wah Party, Islamic Dawa Party, Da'wa, Daawa, Al-Da'wa al- Islamiyya, al Dawa, Hizb al Da'wa al-Islamiyya, Shahid al-Sadr (military wing), The Call is an active group formed c. 1957.
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