BAGHDAD, Nov 27 (KUNA) -- Leading Shiite cleric in Iraq Ali Sistani Tuesday
banned the killing of Iraqis, particularly the Sunnis, and urged the Shiites
to protect their brother Sunnis.
Sistani bans the Iraqi blood in general the blood of Sunnis in particular.
His announcement came during a meeting with a delegation from Sunni clerics
from southern and northern Iraq.
The clerics are visiting Najaf to participate in the first national
conference for Ulemaa of Shiites and Sunnis.
Sistani called on the Shiites to protect their Sunni brothers, according to
Sheikh Khaled Al-Mulla, head of the authority of Ulemaa of Southern Iraq,
noting that the Fatwa of Sistani would have positive impacts nationwide.
"I am a servant of all Iraqis, there is no difference between a Sunni, a
Shitte or a Kurd or a Christian," Al-Mulla quoted Sistani as saying during the
Sistani warned the Sunni clerics from the plans of the enemies to plant
seeds of discord among the Iraqis.
The visiting delegation voiced relief for the meeting and said they backed
Sistani's stance. (end)
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