Ayatollah Ali Sistani Blasts Foreign Media For Bogus Reporting!!
“Be as a great mountain – he added – immoveable before the attempts of some media to attack our unity, exaggerating the number of the victims and speaking of confessional war”.
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani
September 26, 2007
Hello, Lancet?… Hello?
The powerful and revered Iraqi spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani issued a statement today blasting the foreign press for making it sound like Iraq is in a civil war.
Maybe Ayatollah Sistani reads the blogs?
Iranian Mehr News reported:
TEHRAN, Sept. 26 (MNA) – The Iraqi spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani has issued a statement demanding resistance against certain Arab satellite news networks which try to convince the viewers that Iraq is entangled in a tribal war, AFP reported on Wednesday.
The statement was issued after a group of Iraqi tribes met with Ayatollah Sistani in the holy city of Najaf.
“Your country is rich and I want you to set aside differences between yourselves and your Sunni brothers and stand like a formidable mountain against attempts by certain satellite networks which try to disrupt this unity because these networks exaggerate about the reports of deaths and explosions and depict them in a way as if tribal war is underway in Iraq,” the statement read which was released by the information office of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council.
It is the first reaction by the grand ayatollah against foreign media which try to inflame hatred among Iraqi civilians.
Certain Arab networks such as Al-Arabiya and Al-Jazeera exaggerate about the scope of explosions and armed struggles in Iraq.
These networks do interviews with certain persons who claim the government is unable to establish security in Iraq.
In their interviews with these people the networks try to convince the viewers that Iraq is entangled in communal clashes.
(How does the US Senate divide another foreign sovereign democracy into pieces, by the way?… No wonder the democrats call the US occupiers. They don’t want it but think Iraq is theirs to divide up, anyway.)
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