Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Iraqi delegation heads to Saudi Arabia to coordinate in fighting Al Qaeda

from the Associated Press

It was not clear if the delegation will speak with the Saudi officials about the political crisis in which the main Sunni bloc is boycotting parliament and Cabinet meetings, or about sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites. In January, a top Saudi Sunni cleric declared Shiites around the world to be heretics and urged Sunni Muslims around the world to expel Shiites from their land. Abdullah bin Jabrain, a key members in Saudi Arabia's clerical establishment, joined a chorus of other senior figures from the kingdom's hard-line Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam who have deemed Shiites as infidels.

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