Friday, May 23, 2008

Sistani issuing Fatwas declaring that armed resistance against U.S.-led foreign troops is permissible...

In AP, here
The edicts, or fatwas, by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani suggest he seeks to sharpen his long-held opposition to American troops and counter the populist appeal of his main rivals, firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army militia.
.......For American officials, he represents a key stabilizing force in Iraq for refusing to support a full-scale Shiite uprising against U.S.-led forces or Sunnis .....
....The subtle shift could point to his growing impatience with the continued American presence more than five years after the U.S.-led invasion...
.......young Shiite men belonging to the "Troops of the Ayatollahs" (Jund al-Marja`iyyah) militia that protects the leading Shiite clerics in the Middle Euphrates have been imploring Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani for a fatwa or formal legal ruling about whether it is permissible to attack US and other foreign troops..."

1 comment:

mo said...

Like he was going to say No the Americans are the protectors of Iraq, the protectors of Islam and sould be allowed to protect Mecca and Medina?