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2007-11-28 Iraq
Sistani tells Shiites to protect Sunni brothers
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Posted by Fred 2007-11-28 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6486 views ]  Top

#1 This guy is important - and good to see him popping up after being out of the limelight for so long.

He is a thorn in Iran's side.
Posted by OldSpook 2007-11-28 00:47||   2007-11-28 00:47|| Front Page Top

#2 "He is a thorn in Iran's side."

Yup. He is the only one outside Iran that has a legitimate shot at being the chief theologian for the global Shiite community. The Iranian Ayatollahs can't really do much to dis the Ayatollah of Najaf.
Posted by crosspatch 2007-11-28 01:04||   2007-11-28 01:04|| Front Page Top

#3 Make that the Grand Ayatollah of Najaf.
Posted by crosspatch 2007-11-28 01:05||   2007-11-28 01:05|| Front Page Top

#4 The Shiite Clerics of Qom are the real heretics: Shiism has been a sect that practiced separation of church and state until Khomeini screwed things up.
Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2007-11-28 07:29|| http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]">[http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]  2007-11-28 07:29|| Front Page Top

#5 His timing reminds me of the Shecky Greene story about Frank Sinatra saving his life. Two guys were beating the shit out of me in front of the Sands Hotel and Frank came by and said, "That's enough".
Posted by Penguin 2007-11-28 10:19||   2007-11-28 10:19|| Front Page Top

#6 Sistani's influence outside of Iraq is, I think, pretty close to zero.

Inside Iraq he counts but so do the leaders of the Shiite political parties as well as the leaders of the Shiite extortion gangs, the Shiite Sharia enforcement gangs, etc.
Posted by mhw">mhw  2007-11-28 11:57|| http://hypocrisy-incorporated.blogspot.com/]">[http://hypocrisy-incorporated.blogspot.com/]  2007-11-28 11:57|| Front Page Top

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