Simona Toretta and Simona Pari ARE NOT SPIES. They are committed peace activists who have risked their lives time and time again to help Iraqis
, even in the middle of fierce US assaults on cities such as Falluja and Najaf. They have risked their lives for an Iraq free of occupation and for Muslims to live lives of dignity, respect and a decent standard of living. They have opposed the goals of US, British, Italian and even post-transfer Iraqi governments with great energy and love for Iraq, Muslim culture and the Muslim world more broadly.
All four individuals, even the two Italians, are Muslims in the purest sense
of the word in that they have totally submitted themselves to the will of Allah to work against the occupation and for justice and peace even at the risk of their lives. We ask our brothers who are holding them, would the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) kidnap or harm people such as this, no matter what a government they have no control over has done to Muslims?
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