Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A servant of all Iraqis

Dinocrat quotes this news from the Kuwaiti news agency.

Leading Shiite cleric in Iraq Ali Sistani Tuesday banned the killing of Iraqis, particularly the Sunnis, and urged the Shiites to protect their brother Sunnis. Sistani bans the Iraqi blood in general the blood of Sunnis in particular.

His announcement came during a meeting with a delegation from Sunni clerics from southern and northern Iraq. The clerics are visiting Najaf to participate in the first national conference for Ulemaa of Shiites and Sunnis.

Sistani called on the Shiites to protect their Sunni brothers, according to Sheikh Khaled Al-Mulla, head of the authority of Ulemaa of Southern Iraq, noting that the Fatwa of Sistani would have positive impacts nationwide.

“I am a servant of all Iraqis, there is no difference between a Sunni, a Shiite or a Kurd or a Christian,” Al-Mulla quoted Sistani as saying during the meeting. Sistani warned the Sunni clerics from the plans of the enemies to plant seeds of discord among the Iraqis. The visiting delegation voiced relief for the meeting and said they backed Sistani’s stance.
He wonders why it hasn't received much attention. So do I.


Hazar Nesimi said...

Sistani never gets any news because he is a quite cleric who avoids politics for most parts. If he were a ranting madmen shouting death to America he would get all the airtime.

Riri said...

Ha Ha! Thank you for a well thought-out and adequately researched comment. Spot on mate, spot on.