November 3, 2005

SLIP SLIDIN' AWAY:

Iraqi Shia cleric slams al-Qaida (Al-Jazeera, 03 November 2005)

A cleric close to Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has called on Iraqis to unite and fight al-Qaida during prayers being held to mark the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr

Iraqis must "unite to fight terrorism and to get rid of people like al-Qaida," said the cleric Hazem al-Araji.

These groups "sometimes act in the name of Ansar as-Sunna (partisans of the Sunnis), but they are enemies of the Sunnis,” he said on Thursday.

"You who call yourselves Qaida al-Jihad (base of the holy war), you are the base of apostasy," he said, referring to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's group.


At the rate we're losing the War on Terror, it'll be safe to hold the next Summer Olympics in Baluchistan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2005 5:34 PM
Comments

More importantly, by next years elections, opposing the Iraq War will not get the Democrats any traction.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at November 3, 2005 9:43 PM

. . . or action.

Posted by: obc at November 3, 2005 10:39 PM

What! No clerical denunciations in the West? No, just in Iraq, where Muslims are being killed quite regularly (by apostate Muslims).

If Zarqawi visited a mosque in Paris or London, they would fawn over him. I wonder what would happen in Tehran. Or Brooklyn.

Posted by: ratbert at November 4, 2005 1:23 AM
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