Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: Samastha Kerala Sunni Yuvajana Sangham (SKSYS) of Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobakker Musliyar, National Development Front (NDF), the Jama'at-e-Islami, the Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM) led by Mankada T. Abdul Azeez Moulavi and KNM led by T.P. Abdullakkoya Madhani has condemned the execution of Saddam Hussein.

In a statement here, SKSYS State secretariat said America has committed `a great crime' by killing Saddam after conducting a `farce trial.' American agenda of putting to death those who speak against them can never be justified. It also condemned the killing of Saddam on the occasion of Idul Azha, which was `an insult to the Muslim community. The meeting was presided over by Ponmala Abdulkhadir Musliyar.

In another statement, NDF chairman A. Sayeed said the `martyrdom' of Saddam Hussein would provide strength to anti-imperialist struggles.

Jama'at-e-Islami Kerala amir T. Arifali said the execution of Saddam was `a cowardly and barbaric act.' KNM led by Mankada T. Abdul Azeez Moulavi said the U.S. administration was sowing the seeds of violence and unrest. KNM led by T.P. Abdullakkoya Madhani said that the `cruel murder of Saddam' has shocked and pained the whole world. The timing of the killing, during holy Haj, was in fact `most cruel,' he said.