Skip to comments.Iraqi parliament agrees to sue al-Jazeera TV
Posted on 05/09/2007 9:59:51 AM PDT by SolidWood
Baghdad, May 9, (VOI)-The Iraqi parliament unanimously agreed on Wednesday to file a lawsuit against al-Jazeera television for allegedly giving offence to Iraqi religious leaders.
At the beginning of the parliamentary session held on Wednesday, presided over by House Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, Iraqi parliamentarians condemned the attack that they said the Qatari al-Jazeera satellite channel launched on top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani when it said "he was appointed by Paul Bremer, the chief U.S. administrator in Iraq."
"Al-Sistani is fruitful tree. He has a long and well-known history," al-Mashhadani said in the session attended by a correspondent for the independent news agency Voice of Iraq (VOI).
MP Khalaf al-Alyan from the Sunni Iraqi Accordance Front (IAF) called for taking "strict" measures against the channel, noting, "All religious clerics in Iraq are sacred and their sanctity should not be violated." Meanwhile, MP Mahdi al-Hafiz from the secular Iraqi National Slate accused the channel of igniting sectarian sedition. "The falsehoods we heard are unacceptable and we must put an end to them," al-Hafiz added. The IAF, led by Adnan al-Dulaimi, is the third largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament, with 44 seats out of 275, whereas the Iraqi National Slate, led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, has 25 seats.
On Friday, dozens of Najaf local residents staged a demonstration protesting a program aired by al-Jazeera satellite television last Wednesday, considered as an offense against top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
On Sunday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zibari urged in a message the Qatari government to intervene to stop what he called "al-Jazeera news channel's campaign against the government and people of Iraq."
Can we sue CNN?!
This sounds promising.
“al-Jazeera news channel’s campaign against the government and people of Iraq.”
Ok when do the riots start and how many editors are they going to kill.
Meanwhile today, Nancy Pelosi and Democrats threaten to sue Bush:
They are becoming more American every day!
I love it!!!
What more could reflect the media and legal dimensions of modern warfare than The Hill’s report of a Pelosi threat to sue Bush over Iraq bill on the same day that the Iraqi parliament agrees to sue al-Jazeera TV. But it begs the question of who’s acting for which side.
Peloser is a traitor. If she thinks things are that bad in Iraq, I suggest she pick up a weapon and stand a post.
As you probably know, we lost 3,300 Troops during the last four years of Iraq.
Oh my God, Iraq is going to hell in a hand basket, right?
Here is hell in a hand basket:
We averaged a thousand losses a day for twenty one straights days on Iwo Jima.
So, put it into perspective now:
we are in our fourth year in Iraq and the third day on Iwo Jima.
Peloser is taking away the outstanding job our Troops have done in Iraq. I am damn proud of the fine job our Troops have done.
Sure things can be better, but tough times don’t last, tough people do.
Peloser is undermining the war and that is treasonous. We should exile her to Iran and shoot her with an ICBM.
But I don’t know who I want to lose more.
I am cooking up my popcorn now.
What is it with "you people" and popcorn..ran a thread the other day and there was 'Pop-Corn Fanatics' all over the place.
Pssst!...Ever try it with peanut M & M's? Shaken not stirred. Awesome. (cinema experience addiction)
Hmmm, wonder if that will work.
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