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Nerve Center of Shiite Opinion Became Target

Inside the ancient Bratha Mosque, the white-turbaned cleric called on the Shiite throng to recall their suffering at the hands of Sunni Arab insurgents: the February bombing of the holy shrine of Samarra; how it collapsed the golden dome and desecrated the graves of their ancestors. Sheik Jalaluddin Saghir exhorted Shiites to visit the ruined holy site out of defiance, if not faith. Their opponents “should know that this was not the first time the graves of the imams were destroyed,” Saghir thundered during his Friday sermon. Full Story

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