Saturday, February 25, 2006

Religious Terrorism

By Mohammad Reza M. Karimi

While the bomb blasts at the Samarra shrine infuriated Iraqi Shiites, the wave of protests and condemnation appears to have swept the surging Muslim anger against new accounts of western repressions under the carpet.Relations between the Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis have normalized considerably after the Sunnis were brought into the political mainstream in the wake of the Dec. 2005 parliamentary elections and the commitment of the Shiite majority to form a government of national unity. So the blasts are obviously aimed at instigating sectarian conflicts.
The sacrilegious attack on the Shiite shrine serves the external agenda of the Iraqi occupying forces more than anything else.
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