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Muslim nations move to prevent violence
Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2007 | David R. Sands

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; civilwar; doha; egypt; hezbollah; insurgency; insurgents; iran; iraq; islam; islamists; lebanon; muslims; palestine; palestinians; qatar; saudiarabia; sectarianviolence; shiite; shiites; sunni; sunnis

1 posted on 01/31/2007 10:30:24 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

"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."

Horseshit. Sorry.


2 posted on 01/31/2007 10:33:31 AM PST by mutley
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To: mutley
Muslim nations move to prevent violence

Is this a movie being written by the terrorist loving Hollyweird elite?

Could the name of the movie be called Sorryiana?

3 posted on 01/31/2007 10:35:30 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Great! Our problems are over.


4 posted on 01/31/2007 10:44:36 AM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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.

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.

5 posted on 01/31/2007 10:48:17 AM PST by Teacher317 (Are you familiar with the writings of Shan Yu?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That's like saying glaciers move across the landscape and continents move across the oceans.


6 posted on 01/31/2007 11:00:05 AM PST by LexBaird (98% satisfaction guaranteed. There's just no pleasing some people.)
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Muslims against violence...what a NOVEL concept!


7 posted on 01/31/2007 11:01:19 AM PST by deathrace2000 (...time for you to leave, Grasshopper.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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.

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.

8 posted on 01/31/2007 11:05:36 AM PST by NRA2BFree (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008! HE IS AN HONEST CONSERVATIVE!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Only about 4000 years too late.


9 posted on 01/31/2007 11:09:15 AM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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Muslim nations move to prevent violence

...against terrorists

10 posted on 01/31/2007 11:10:11 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maybe they are getting tired after being at WAR with the world for 1400 yrs.


11 posted on 01/31/2007 11:11:30 AM PST by JayAr36
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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."

Say, anybody have a current list of "un-Islamic acts"?

12 posted on 01/31/2007 11:29:51 AM PST by Edgerunner (Better RED than DEAD)
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I'm sure they really want to unite and channel their violence together toward the West instead of each other.


13 posted on 01/31/2007 11:48:34 AM PST by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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I bet it's longer than the U.S. Tax Code.


14 posted on 01/31/2007 12:30:28 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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Not Scrappleface?


15 posted on 01/31/2007 12:33:01 PM PST by airborne (Elect an Airborne Ranger,Vietnam Veteran for President ! Duncan Hunter 2008!!)
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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...


16 posted on 01/31/2007 12:51:13 PM PST by Edgerunner (Better RED than DEAD)
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Say, anybody have a current list of "un-Islamic acts"?

Does living..
Toilet paper..
Beer..
Using soap..
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.

Um sorry.

Umm.(Thinking)

Aw hell, same applies.

17 posted on 02/01/2007 12:12:06 AM PST by SantosLHalper (Liberals - The first to cry for tolerance. The first to shut you up when you don't agree with them.)
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