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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Grand ayatollahs condemn terrorist attacks in Iraq
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN -- Grand Ayatollahs Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani and Jafar Sobhani, on Thursday, strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq.
The two clerics also condemned the silence of international community and the human rights organizations in this regard.
More than a dozen coordinated car bombings ripped through the Iraqi capital late Tuesday, killing at least 64 people and wounding around 360.
According to security officials in Baghdad the car bombs detonated in various parts of the city, largely in Shiite neighborhoods, but also in several mixed and predominantly Sunni areas.
Religious minority MPs condemn attack on Baghdad church
Moreover, the religious minorities’ representatives in the parliament issued a statement, condemning the hostage-taking incident at a Catholic church in Baghdad.
The statement came in response to the attack on Our Lady of Deliverance church in Baghdad on Sunday, which left at least 52 people dead and 67 wounded.
The non-Muslim lawmakers express their deep sympathy with the families of the victims and called on all political and social communities, particularly the Foreign Ministry to take the necessary measures so that the supporters of al-Qaeda group would end their support, the statement read.
The attack, which an al-Qaeda-linked organization claimed responsibility for, was the deadliest against Iraq’s Christian minority since the U.S.-led occupation began in 2003. It chilled the hearts of the remaining members of the Iraqi Christian community, who have so far resisted the urge to flee from the war-torn country