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Shiite Muslims Condemn U.S. for Attacks on Holy City

The American military’s advance into the holy city of Najaf in Iraq to crush a Shiite rebel uprising aroused anger and frustration on Thursday among Shiite Muslims abroad. Many blamed the United States for what they described as an intentional and brutal humiliation by an occupying force that would provoke outrage if any holy shrines were destroyed. In neighboring Iran, where a majority of the population is Shiite, the reaction was particularly vitriolic, with the Foreign Ministry denouncing the American forces amassed in and around Najaf as “inhumane and horrifying.” Hundreds of Iraqis have been killed fighting in Najaf over the past week.Full Story

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