Skip to comments.Muslim nations move to prevent violence
Posted on 01/31/2007 10:30:22 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Terrified that sectarian Muslim bloodshed could soon engulf the region, U.S. allies and adversaries in the Middle East have stepped up joint efforts to head off a religious civil war.
Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran have held intensive talks in recent days on ways to tamp down sectarian violence in Iraq and Lebanon. Over the weekend, Saudi King Abdullah issued an unusual public call for calm.
Top Islamic clerics and scholars in Egypt, Qatar and Iraq also have issued statements urging Muslim unity, often blaming the United States and other outside actors of trying to divide the faithful.
"All scholars are condemning the ongoing sectarian war between Sunnis and Shi'ites as a threat to the unity of Iraq and drawing the attention of Muslims away from the real enemy of the [Islamic world]," Aisha al-Mannai, an Islamic law scholar at Qatar University, said last week at the conclusion of an emergency conference in Doha on the growing tensions among various strains of Islam.
According to the Doha conference communique: "Any exchange of insults against the companions of the prophet Muhammad or his relatives should be treated as an un-Islamic act."
The swirl of activity reflects the deep regional fears that Middle East crises, from Iraq to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, could pit the faith's two largest branches against each other.
In Iraq yesterday, authorities told the Associated Press that at least 58 Shi'ite worshippers were killed in three separate attacks on one of the holiest days in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar. Five Sunnis in Baghdad were killed in an apparent retaliatory mortar barrage later in the day, just the latest in a vicious cycle in nearly two years of sectarian reprisal attacks.
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"Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran have held intensive talks in recent days on ways to tamp down sectarian violence in Iraq and Lebanon."
Is this a movie being written by the terrorist loving Hollyweird elite?
Could the name of the movie be called Sorryiana?
Great! Our problems are over.
Yeah, because Muslims haven't been slaughtering each other for thousands of years whenever they lacked opposing faiths to attack and subjugate. / sarc >
Really, the clerics are just clamoring for unity so that they can continue to terrorize the non-believers with more efficiency and brutality.
That's like saying glaciers move across the landscape and continents move across the oceans.
Muslims against violence...what a NOVEL concept!
Well heck yeah, blame the United States. Never mind that ISLAM produces these sons of Satan. Even if the entire world became Muslims over night, they are going to kill each other. That's because ISLAM is a cult of death, and they have a fascination with death. The more brutal and gory deaths are, the more they enjoy it.
Only about 4000 years too late.
Maybe they are getting tired after being at WAR with the world for 1400 yrs.
Say, anybody have a current list of "un-Islamic acts"?
I'm sure they really want to unite and channel their violence together toward the West instead of each other.
I bet it's longer than the U.S. Tax Code.
Well, I don't have much to do this weekend, and I thought I might do some un-Islamic acts. They are probably all the acts that are fun to do anyway...
Not F****ing young boys and goats..
Or not killing innocents count?
Well that's my list of un-Democrat Party acts and .....WHAT?
Oh! Un-Islamic acts.
Aw hell, same applies.