Saddam was secular? What about his Faith Campaign, when he reversed his previous secular policies and started pushing for more Sunni Islam laws? How is it the leaders of DAESH were students at Saddam University? Is Salafist education secular? And isn't it weird that DAESH was formed by numerous Ba'athist former Saddam cronies? Coincidence?
(Having the Quran copied out using his own blood as ink might have seemed cool to the kind of irreligious brutes Saddam hung with, but somehow made Islam out to be about Saddam, i.e. blasphemy. The man did not know or understand his nominal religion. Americans not overly concerned with it either might be forgiven for mistaking the outer form of Saddam's religious brain-farts for the real thing. It had more to do with posturing lifted from Fascist blood-mystique than religion really.)
So no, Saddam wasn't religious, didn't have the first clue. It's kind of impressive considering the Sunni Salafists have ALSO made up their religion. And Saddam was STILL even more rubbish at it than them.
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