Saddam Hussein Executed, Very Sad for Mulsim Ummah It was a grim end for the 69-year-old leader President Bush called Saddam's execution "the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime." "We wanted him to be executed on a special day," National Security adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie told state-run Iraqiyah. Sami al-Askari, the political adviser of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, told Saddam was clad completely in black, with a jacket, trousers, hat and shoes, rather than prison garb. Shortly before the execution, Saddam's hat was removed and Saddam was asked if he wanted to say something, al-Askari said. "No I don't want to," al-Askari, who was present at the execution, quoted Saddam as saying. Saddam repeated a prayer after a Sunni Muslim cleric who was present. "Saddam later was taken to the gallows and refused to have his head covered with a hood," al-Askari said. "Before the rope was put around his neck, Saddam shouted: 'God is great. The nation will be victorious and Palestine is Arab.'" "He did not ask for anything. He was carrying a Quran and said: 'I want this Quran to be given to this person,' a man he called Bander," he said. Al-Rubaie said he did not know who Bander was. U.S. troops cheered as news of Saddam's execution appeared on television at the mess hall at Forward Operating Base Loyalty in eastern Baghdad. The execution was carried out around the start of Eid-ul-Adha, the Islamic world's largest holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the hajj. Before the hanging, a mosque preacher in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Friday called Saddam's execution "God's gift to Iraqis." Saddam urged Iraqis to rely on God's help in fighting "against the unjust nations" that ousted his regime. Source : http://www.forbes.com/technology/ebusiness/feeds/ap/2006/12/30/ap3289215.html ___________________________________________________ One by one every muslims are getting targetted. This is one more sign of Qiyamah ( every muslims will be tortured) :tti_sister: O! Allah Please forgive us, and enter us into Jannah.