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Saturday, May 22, 2004

A Little Fresh Air

It seems that bad news only get the most coverage. Today something significant happened that received no coverage whatsoever from the 2 main Arab propaganda satellite channels. A group of senior clerics in Najaf sent a harsh worded letter to Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the radical Lebanese Shia group Hizbollah, accusing him of telling half the truth when he accused only the US forces of desecrating the holy shrines in Najaf and Karbala. The letter mentioned that Al Sadr’s militias fought from inside the shrines, it even went further to accuse Al Sadr’s men of shooting at the shrine’s doom and intimidating Sistani’s group by spraying his house with bullets.

In addition, news began to surface indicating that the senior clerics of the sadrist movement disapprove of the way Muqtada is behaving but they are afraid to say so in public lest they be killed.

I’m wondering why such news do not get reported by our Arab media. I am also so upset that no Western media, as far as I know, reported this news. I found the news in several Iraqi websites including the reputed Iraqi newspaper Azzaman.



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