Thursday, February 23, 2006

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.Sadr urge protecting Sunni mosques
Shiite Cleric Moqtada Sadr has ordered Mehdi Army militia to protect Sunni mosques in southern Iraq, an official from his office said on Thursday."Moqtada Sadr has ordered the Mehdi Army to protect Sunni mosques and religious places in Basra and in other regions" where his movement is influential, Saheb al-Amiri told reporters.

.Pakistanis protest raid on shrines
Pakistani Shiites Thursday declared seven days of mourning for a bombed shrine in Iraq, saying the attack was a conspiracy to divert Muslim anger against blasphemous cartoons insulting Islam's Holy Prophet. ...more

.Major moment of decision' for Iraq, says Blair
Prime Minister Tony Blair Thursday condemned attacks on holy Shia shrines in Iraq as "an act of desperation as well as an act of desecration by the people who committed this outrage." Iraq faces a "major moment of decision" in how it responds to the latest violence, Blair said after being questioned at his latest monthly press conference in London. ...more

.Bahraini Shiites answer Sistani call to protest bombing
Thousands of Bahraini Shiites organized several marches that lasted well into the night on Wednesday hours after Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called for demonstrations over the bombings that destroyed the shrine of Imam Ali al-Mahdi and Hassan al-Askari in Samarra, Iraq. ...more

.Moosavi strongly slams blasts in Askariyain shrine, condoles Holy Prophet (S)
The Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi strongly condemning the bomb blasts at the holy shrine of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (A.S.) and Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari (A.S.) in Qubba-tul-Askariyeen Samara, Iraq has termed it the heinous conspiracy of the satanic powers, enemies of Islam and those who commit blasphemy. ...more

.South African scholars condemn bombing Samarra holy shrine
The Media Review Network (MRN) is appalled by and categorically condemned the bombing of mosques and revered shrines in Iraq, South African scholars and intellectuals said in a statement on Thursday. ...more

.Iran warns West over shrine blast
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Western powers like the United States and Israel that they would face the wrath of Muslims following the devastating bombing of a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in Iraq. ...more

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