Talk:Islamic Dawa Party

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I don't like this line, "It was created to combat atheistic communism and Baathist Arab socialism which were then ascendant in Iraq". As far as I know there has never been an atheist movement in Iraq. I'm going to change it to, "It was created to combat secularism, communism, and Baathist Arab socialism which were then ascendant in Iraq". --Horses In The Sky 20:59, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

The Afghan al Dawa group[edit]

A Guantanamo detainee named Yakoub Mohammed acknowledged fighting for Jihad in Afghanistan -- but against the Russians in 1991. He said he fought with an Afghani group named "al Dawa". Would this be separate and distinct from the Iraq group of the same name? -- Geo Swan 21:27, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

I don't know, but I doubt it, Dawa is a pretty commonly used word and anyway I have no knowledge of this party sending high amounts of 'troops' to Afghanistan. But you never know, I might be wrong. --Horses In The Sky 21:51, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
Dawa means call, specifically the Islamic call to prayer. Hence many different unconnected organisations may use the same word (a bit like "Conservative" political parties I guess). I've never heard of the Iraqi party calling for a Jihad to Afghanistan - they were more concerned with overthrowing Saddam Hussein. AndrewRT 20:19, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

There is no connection between Islamic Dawa Party in Iraq and al-Dawa in Afghanistan. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:44, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

New material[edit]

This is is just a heads up that I have added extra material, with sources at the end, about the activities of al-Dawa in the 1970s and 1980s. It has not been adequately wikified, but the facts are there. Greg Kuperberg 00:41, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for new info. Strictly speaking Dawa is actually the fourth largest rather than the second largest party in the UIA - see [1]. I´ve also added some place holders for the references needed. I´m not too happy with the use of "terrorist" either could we reword this in a more NPOV way?--AndrewRT 03:01, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I'll say "among the main parties" at the beginning. Even in a healthy democracy, parliamentary politics can be confusing, because sometimes a party with nominally fewer seats can be in a leadership position relative to other parties.
I won't say that my choice of the word "terrorist" to describe al-Dawa's activities is quite carved in stone. I understand the importance of NPOV and I am not a dogmatic war-on-terrorism type. On the other hand, if bombing the American and French embassies in Kuwait wasn't terrorism, what is? It should at least be said that they were widely viewed as terrorists. Greg Kuperberg 04:27, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I tried to address your varoius points. Greg Kuperberg 04:34, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Removing the photo[edit]

The photo didn't relate to this article. So we can't use it as Fair use.--Sa.vakilian 02:56, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Opinion rather than fact[edit]

I have removed the sentence regarding Ibrahim Al-Jaafari at that start which states that he: 'showed a huge loyalty to Iran during his ruling period.' firstly because it was grammatically incorrect in the sentence, and secondly because this is a contentious and loaded statement to say the least. I have also added some useful information on Al-Dawa's origins and the relationship between them and the former regime, with references. Dr HM —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Much improved in my view - thanks for that. AndrewRT - Talk 23:01, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Political ideology[edit]

Would you agree that Dawa is an Islamist political party? AndrewRT(Talk) 19:21, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

I would. --BoogaLouie (talk) 15:04, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Religious Ignorance?[edit]

"This came at a time when there was widespread ignorance about religion..." What does this mean? Where was the ignorance? What religion was there ignorance about? GraceParker (talk) 18:41, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Timeline mistake[edit]

In this article, there is a section titled "Dawa versus Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr in 80's"... Something is wrong, because all articles about Muhammad Baqir Al Sadr said that he was killed in April 1980. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:39, 8 August 2014 (UTC)