The death penalty
World reaction to the
|The genocide which exterminated thousands of Kurds during a poison gas attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja in 1988.|
|The invasion of Kuwait in 1990.|
|The suppression of a Shia uprising in the south of Iraq during 1991. 1|
These incidents were to be considered during a second trial. However, that trial will never take place.
The execution was held on the morning of Eid-Ul-Adha (a.k.a. the Feast of Sacrifice, or the Day of Sacrifice). This is a world-wide celebration that is observed after the Hajj -- the annual pilgrimage by Muslims to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.
Executing him during the Feast of Sacrifice in Iraq is analogous to implementing an execution order on Christmas in a predominately Christian country.
|President Bush said that the execution was "a milestone on the road to Iraqi democracy."|
|It appears that as of 2007-JAN-06, no Canadian politician has commented on the execution.|
|Tarek Fatah of the Muslim Canadian Congress wrote: "...3|
Tarek Fatah noted that Saddam was executed after having been found guilty of
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