BAGHDAD — The radical Ansar al-Sunnah Army and two other terrorist groups issued a statement yesterday, warning Iraqis not to vote in the Jan. 30 election because democracy is un-Islamic.
“Democracy is a Greek word meaning the rule of the people, which means that the people do what they see fit,” the groups said in a warning. “This concept is considered apostasy and defies the belief in one God — Muslims’ doctrine.”
Democracy leads to passing un-Islamic laws, such as permitting homosexual “marriage,” if the majority agrees, the terrorists said.
After the warning was issued, all 700 employees of the electoral commission in Mosul, Iraq, resigned, the Arab satellite channel Al Jazeera reported.
Farid Ayar, spokesman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, said he was not able to confirm the Al Jazeera report.