First, the bad news…


by Sunny
22nd February, 2006 at 4:16 pm    

Major unrest has erupted in Iraq between Shia and Sunni groups, that I hope will not erupt into civil war. It follows a major bomb attack on one of Shia Islam’s holiest mosques.

Kudos to the Norweigans meanwhile, for brokering another round of peace talks in Sri Lanka between the government and Tamil Tigers.


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  1. raz — on 22nd February, 2006 at 5:33 pm  

    As a Shia, all I can say is MOTHERFUCKERS. Sadly, there is going to be retaliations against the inncoent for this. At least Sistani has appealed for calm.

  2. Bijna — on 22nd February, 2006 at 10:16 pm  

    http://strategypage.com/ Has been talking about the comming civil war for months.

  3. mirax — on 24th February, 2006 at 1:47 am  

    I hope that the shia clergy try their best to rein in the worst of the street retaliation – as raz says, there is some hope because Sistani is moderate and the shia clergy have more clout among their followers than the sunnis.

    It is remarkable but no real surprise that many muslim comments on the net are along the lines of denial- ‘real’ muslims could not have done such a heinous thing. yeah right.

  4. Bikhair — on 24th February, 2006 at 3:42 am  

    Mirax,

    “It is remarkable but no real surprise that many muslim comments on the net are along the lines of denial- ‘real’ muslims could not have done such a heinous thing. yeah right.”

    Its not about real Muslims. You either are one or you are not. I dont believe most Shiites are Muslims. Especially the IRanian brand. Its about those Muslims who have knowledge and implement it and those whose religion is ignorance and implement it.

  5. Bijna — on 24th February, 2006 at 12:17 pm  

    Iraq should have been split into 3 countries.
    They can always form a union later, like the EU.

  6. Jai — on 24th February, 2006 at 12:21 pm  

    =>”Its about those Muslims who have knowledge and implement it”

    Do you think you have genuine spiritual knowledge, Bikhair ?

  7. bananabrain — on 24th February, 2006 at 1:22 pm  

    hot from the ahmedinejad press department of the bleeding obvious: yes, “real” muslims couldn’t have done it – so, obviously it must have been the zionists. i must say he wasn’t quick off the mark this time, my wife beat him to it. perhaps he has investments in flammable flag factories.

    i too say BASTARDS. who does this help other than those feckers who want a civil war? i can’t believe sunni and shia aren’t able to get along… it really saddens me when stuff like this happens.

    b’shalom

    bananabrain

  8. Jay Singh — on 24th February, 2006 at 1:27 pm  

    bananabrain

    It is most probably similar to what it is like in Ulster with Catholics and Protestants at each other’s throats. Theological difference is a gloss on underlying tensions and fears of domination and power struggles. It is sectarian politics and in most places Shias and Sunnis get on fine. I asked a Pakistani friend about this and he said that his family has Shia members, not a problem.

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