The American Kafir

2011/03/16

Iraq: Shiite Leaders Comment On Situation In Bahrain

Filed under: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Shi'ite, Sunni — - @ 11:11 am

Source Link:Stratfor

Basheer al-Najafi, one of Iraq’s top Shiite authorities, said the Shia of Iraq condemn the suppression of Bahraini protesters, Ahram Online reported March 16. Al-Najafi also denounced foreign security forces’ use of violence against peaceful protesters. Meanwhile, around 2,000 supporters of Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr staged a demonstration in central Basra in solidairty with the protesters. Sadr al-Deen al-Qubbanchi, another Shiite cleric in Najaf, characterized the Bahrain protests not as a Shiite uprising but rather a popular movement. Al-Qubbanchi also condemned the military intervention against the protesters, saying it a ploy to help a weak regime, not an attempt to help the people.

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