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Fatwas Heighten Sectarian Tensions in Syria Conflict -

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- 893 days ago -
Saudi Arabian religious scholars are leading an increasingly vocal chorus of Islamic preachers who are urging Muslims and Arabs to support Syrian rebels against what they say are atrocities at the hands of Iran-backed Shiite forces of Syrian President Ba

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Carol H. (229)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:35 am
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 8:12 pm

Scott haakon (4)
Monday June 17, 2013, 10:17 pm
More reason not to get involved.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 12:44 pm
not god

Birgit W. (155)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 1:22 pm

Jennifer Ward (40)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 1:29 pm
The problem with religious interference in state matters is very clearly illustrated here. Pray for the people of Syria, arming either side will only make things worse. Replacing a secular dictator in Middle East countries with an Islamic regime has only resulted in more oppression for ordinary people.

Lois Jordan (61)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 3:07 pm
Noted. I agree with Phyllis (above). The Sunnis had power in Iraq with Saddam Hussein. Now, support is FOR the Sunnis in Syria? We absolutely need to stay out of these matters other than help provide international humanitarian efforts like food and medicine where possible. I will not agree with or listen to drumbeats for war.

Stan B. (123)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 4:03 pm
No winners in this conflict: they are all losers.

Don Schwarz (5)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 7:17 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal, for highlighting this aspect of the conflict. We should be looking for the way out of conflict, while continuing to provide humanitarian aid. We should not be providing military weapons or intelligence.
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