Saturday, February 25, 2006

Samarra political crime


by Mahdi Moalla

The move of unity, every where in the Muslim world, followed a bomb attack on one of the holiest Shiite Islam sites in Iraq, the al-Askariyain shrine in Samarra, north of Baghdad, on Wednesday.
Shiite religious leaders called for a week of mourning after two men blew up the famous golden dome in a dawn raid, and all of them called for calm and unity between Muslims and warned of the plots hatched by the occupying enemies.
Many believe if it wasn’t with Iraq occupiers’ cooperation, no terrorist could do a dirty crime like what happened to Shiite holy shrine and Sunny mosques in the recent days. Because:
1. it’s so easy for American and British forces to prevent such acts. Furthermore, American occupiers took the security of Samarra just a while before the holy shrine blast, with the excuse that this city has gone unsafe. but it was safe when in the control of Iraqis.
2. even if the claim is true that terrorist groups like Alqueda did this bombing, it's clear for all that in the current situations of Iraq, it's occupiers who benefit from such acts and it's aftermath- specially sectarian conflicts. Cause we all know that last week American ambassador to Iraq said things indicated American forces are not satisfied from Iraq last election results. And we all know the successful transition of power to an Iraqi government means the end of occupation for American forces and firms.
in these situations that -after unknown people killed Shiites and Sunnis both to threaten the unity- the danger of a high-intensity civil war is behind doors of Iraqi people. So Shiites and Sunnis leaders have to condemn and proclaim to be averse of Muslim groups that accuse other Muslims to infidelity.

Latest News (8)

.Sunni and Shia in talks
Influential Shia and Sunni religious and political leaders have held talks in Baghdad saying they will join forces to ease sectarian bloodshed that has raised fears of civil war in Iraq. ...more

.UK Muslims protest against Iraq shrine bombings
Muslims in Britain Saturday were gathering in London to demonstrate against the evil destruction and bombings of the shrines of Imam Hadi (AS) and Imam Hassan Al-Askari (AS) in Samarra, Iraq. ...more

.German Muslims voice outrage over Samarra blasts
German Muslims rallied in Berlin to express their outrage over the latest bomb blasts of the two holy Shiite shrines in Samarra, Iraq, IRNA said on Saturday.
Muslim Protestors, among them Iranians, Arabs and Turks, gathered in the city center, calling on Shiites and Sunnis to remain unified and vigilant in the wake of continued foreign plots to destabilize Iraq.
Carrying pictures of the two holy Shiite shrines in Samarra, demonstrators "condemned the terror attacks in the strongest possible terms".

UMAA calls for a demonstration

The Universal Muslim Association of America [UMAA] with other Muslim leaders and organizations is calling for a demonstration to denounce the barbaric attack on the Holy Shrine in Samarraa, Iraq.
When: Sunday, Feb 26,2006. between 12 noon and 3 PM.
Where: In front of the United Nations Head Quarters in New York city. On 47th street and 1st ave.

A press release was issued by UMAA early on Tuesday condemning the attack as a terrorist act not just against a Shia Holy site but against the whole Muslim ummah and human civilization.

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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