Plea to Saudi Religious Leaders to Condemn Shia Killings

(Financial Times-UK, 5 Mar 04) Heba Saleh - Thirty-five Saudi intellectuals have urged religious leaders to condemn last Tuesday's attack in Iraq and Pakistan which killed nearly 200 Shia worshipers. The government of Saudi Arabia denounced the attacks on Thursday. But some Saudi commentators have noted that the highest religious institution in the country has yet to say anything. There have been reports from Iraq that some Shia clerics have been accusing local Wahhabi groups working with al-Qaeda of carrying out the atrocities.

2004-03-08 00:00:00

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