tears and solidarity also...
The corporate media is having a feeding frenzy about a "civil war." Lets take a look at some other news not as widely reported - after all, what is the point of having a blog, if it is just a regurgitation of FOX/CNN/NBC/ABC et al.?
The slogan that united them on Wednesday was: “Kalla, kalla Amrica, kalla kalla lill-irhab” - no to America, no to terrorism.Dahr Jamail reports: Mosque outrage also brings solidarity.
BAGHDAD, Feb 25 (IPS) - Widespread sectarian violence generated by the recent bombing of the Shia Golden Mosque in Samarra has also brought widespread demonstrations of solidarity between Sunnis and Shias across Iraq.
Sunnis were quick to demonstrate solidarity with the Shias in Samarra and to condemn the mosque bombings. Demonstrations of solidarity between Sunnis and Shias followed all over Iraq. Some of the bigger demonstrations were held in Basra, Diwaniyah, Nasiriyah, Kut, and Salah Al-Din.
Much of the Shia anger was directed at U.S. forces. In the primarily Shia city of Kut south of Baghdad, thousands marched through the streets burning U.S. and Israeli flags.
Shi'a - Sunni march in Lucknow, India - click here for photographs
Click here for English language video news reports from the area (2/24 and 2/25 includes footage of joint Shi'a Sunni demonstrations in Iraq. )
Muqtada Al-Sadr's call for unity:
In a message he read by telephone on Aljazeera from the holy city of al-Qum in Iran, Sadr said: "Shia and Sunni mosques are being attacked as if we were enemies."
"No, we are brothers, we are brothers in Islam and peace. Love each other and do not attack each other. The blood, property and honour of a Muslim is sacrosanct ... the unity of Iraq is your responsibility."
And click here for Robert Fisk interview on Iraq.