The Iraqi Minister of Youth and Sports, Adnan Darjal, faced harsh criticism on social media platforms, after the ministry chose his birthday as a national youth day in the country, as Iraqis considered the choice strange and that it did not happen in history.
The criticism came despite the ministry’s issuance of a clarification on its Facebook page, in which it indicated that what was reported by some websites and pages on communication platforms was “incorrect” information about the reasons for choosing the day designated to celebrate the National Youth Day.
The ministry said in a statement, “The choice of the day came as a complement to many activities that will start on January 22, 2022 with the establishment of a scientific exhibition of scientific innovations, and it will last for 3 days, and then on the 25th of the same month, there will be an artistic cultural event that will include plastic exhibitions and artistic events, and it will be The outputs of the two programs honor the creative youth on the following day, January 26, in a central celebration under the auspices of the Prime Minister.
Iraqis, through their accounts on the platforms, were astonished that the ministry’s choice of the National Youth Day coincided with the minister’s birthday, directing the arrows of their criticism at the person of the minister.
The media, Amer Ibrahim, said on his Twitter account, “If there is a day worthy of the youth and worthy of being the National Day of Iraqi Youth, then it is the great days of October. Pick from them what you want, for they are all lit by the blood of the revolutionaries, the martyrs and the wounded heroes,” in reference to the October 2019 demonstrations.
If it is a day worthy of youth and it deserves to be #Iraqi_National_Youth_Day
These are the great days of October.
Choose from them what you want, they are all shining with the blood of the revolutionaries, the martyrs and the wounded heroes. #october A source of pride for every Iraqi and Arab in the Iraqi youth, both men and women
and not easy #adnan_darjal !
— Amer Ibrahim Amer Ibrahim (@amiraljubori) January 19, 2022
Journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi commented, via his Twitter account, saying, “It is one of the two, either coincidence or the committee is very flattering.”
It is a unit of the two .. Oh either coincidence is flattering, or the committee is very flattering .. The Higher Committee for Youth and Sports launches the National Youth Day, which coincides with coincidence the birthday of the Minister of Sports and the sponsor of the ceremony. pic.twitter.com/hjK0NRtVVS
— Muntadher Alzaidi (@muntazer_zaidi) January 19, 2022
“A friend who met Adnan Darjal after his appointment told me that he believed that God chose him for the mission of saving Iraq,” House of Representatives member Mishaan al-Jubouri wrote on his Twitter account.
Al-Jubouri added, “I remembered what my friend told me when I saw that the Minister of Youth, Adnan Darjal, had chosen his birthday as a national day for Iraqi youth.”
A friend who met Adnan Darjal after his ministering told me that he believed that God had chosen him for the mission of saving Iraq
Of course, a man, and because of his conviction in his divine mission, headed an electoral list, but it did not win any seat!?
I remembered what my friend told me when I saw that the Minister of Youth, Adnan Darjal, had chosen his birthday as a national day for Iraqi youth!? pic.twitter.com/HnJIBXLtZ0
– Mishaan Al-Jubouri (@mashanaljabouri) January 19, 2022
“I want all of Iraq to celebrate my birthday, from where he does not know,” said the journalist, Ali Farhan, through his Twitter account.
National Youth Day.
Adnan Darjal, Minister of Youth and President of the Football Association
He chose his birthday as the national holiday
I am certain that it will remain in his previous brain
From the time of Abu Lathein, he was the first to become a minister
He said that God chose me to save the youth in Iraq…
– Ahmed Al-Ziyadi (@ahmedalzyade1) January 19, 2022
Young people spoiled by the era of men!!
The Ghoul does not underestimate the text of the stadium. pic.twitter.com/ZNcEInSnkV
— Youssef Sergo (@Youssef_199999) January 18, 2022
📌 Almzatta shapes and colors..
Ministry of Youth and Sports in #Iraq_Al-Hakim_Jaafari Announces the selection of January 26 as the date for the National Youth Day, coinciding with the birthday of its Minister #adnan_darjalConfirming that she will hold a grand celebration equivalent to the importance of the desired day.
Millet saffron in every sense of the word.#Iraq pic.twitter.com/rpAIZDm18Q
— Mustafa Kamel (@mustafakamilm) January 18, 2022
— Ali Farhan ali farhan 🇮🇶 (@alifarhan85) January 19, 2022