Distressed but hopeful, they have gathered to condemn the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. These demonstrators are mainly Muslims of Iraqi origin. But they are also joined by protesters from other nationalities.
The world has been anxious about the situation in Iraq, especially since the ISIL’s capture of Mosul and its threat to attack Karbala and Najaf. In the meantime, the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani has urged all Iraqis to help their government against the insurgents. They hope the Norwegian government will help increase international pressure on the ISIL. Almost every Iraqi-Norwegian has friends or family in Iraq. After some calls urging all Iraqis to support their government in its war on terror; thousands of Iraqi civilians have volunteered for the army. And some of these demonstrators in fact have relatives who are fighting ISIL at the moment. Many Norwegian citizens have been fighting alongside terrorists in Syria. Now they may also fight in Iraq. Today, these demonstrators condemn not only the ISIL in Iraq, but also the Takfiris and ISIL supporters in Norway. They say, the world needs to know these terrorists do not represent Islam.