The Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP) (Arabic: Al-hizb al-Islami al-Iraqi) is Iraq’s largest Sunni political party. Founded in 1960, it is loosely associated with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. The party’s stated platform is non-sectarian, seeking unity and the wellbeing of all Iraqis and the promotion of Islamic values of justice and peace.
The IIP had planned to run in the January 2005 elections, but withdrew at the last minute. It did, however, participate in the December 2005 as part of the Sunni Accord Front (Tawafuq), an alliance of Sunni parties that garnered more support from the Sunni community than any other group in the elections. The party was harshly criticized for participating in the elections by the leader of Iraq’s Al-Qaeda movement at the time, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The IIP dominates the Accord Front despite the coalition’s secular non-sectarian platform.
The IIP’s website publicizes developments within the party and those relating to local Iraqi current events, as well as information about its structure and political objectives.