Friday, February 24, 2006

Iraqi Curfew May Have Worked

From Reuters:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A daytime curfew in Baghdad and calls for Muslim unity from mosques across the country on Friday damped down sectarian violence that has left 200 dead in the Iraqi capital alone over the past three days.
From the Associated Press:
Iraq's most influential Shiite political leader called Friday for Sunni-Shiite unity and condemned all killings of Iraqis in a bid to pull the nation back from the brink of civil war after the bombing of a Shiite shrine and a wave of deadly reprisal attacks.
And Mohammed at Iraq the Model reports that Shia militias that attacked Sunni mosques may have been rather, well, discriminating:
The sense in the streets and the statements given by some Shia clerics suggest that retaliation attacks are organized and under control and are focusing on mosques frequented by Salafi and Wahabi groups and not those of ordinary Sunnis.
These are the sects that support al Qaeda and supply terrorist insurgents and suicide bombers. If the militias are attacking their mosques, it means that al Qaeda is being blamed for the Samarra bombing.

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.