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CNN interview with Sheikh Ali Hatam, emir of Iraq’s al-Doleim tribe

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Sheikh Ali Hatam, emir of the Iraqi al-Doleim tribe
Sheikh Ali Hatam, emir of the Iraqi al-Doleim tribe
Sheikh Ali Hatam, emir of Iraq’s al-Doleim tribe, in an interview with CNN said, “ISIS is trying to ride the wave of the Sunni revolution. It’s trying to exploit it and we won’t accept this.”
He went on to say, “It’s not in our interest to fight a variety of groups. We don’t have the capability to fight everyone. The problem is with Maliki. ISIS is killing and ISIS has an agenda. But all the Shiite militias right now are wearing an official Iraqi uniform and are killing Iraqis. Everyone is focused on ISIS. The tribes will not ally with ISIS.”
Sheikh Ali Hatam also told CNN, “America needs to not look at Iraq through a single lens. There is a real revolution, real opposition. Maliki is polishing his image. American needs to listen to us. We don’t have an issue with anyone. We just want our rights. We have a right to live here.”
“ISIS is going to open a door in Iraq that can’t be closed and we are aware of this. You can’t stop ISIS without the tribes. America shouldn’t think that the Maliki government can stop ISIS. Maliki is the real danger to us. We can get rid of ISIS whenever we want, and rest assured we will fight them.”

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