Iraqis Fear Israeli Infiltration

(IslamOnline-Qatar) An anonymous leaflet circulated in the Iraqi capital this week urging Iraqis to shun the famous Baghdad Hotel because it was used by Jews and Israeli intelligence elements. On Friday, Sunni Muslim prayer leader Sheikh Mahmud Khalaf told the faithful at Baghdad's al-Kilani mosque, "The Jews, civilian and military people, are now entering Iraq...buying property, factories, and companies....It is a sin for Iraq's people to sell their lands to the Jews and to deal with the Jews." A few days earlier, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary John Taylor invited Israeli companies to join in the reconstruction of Iraq.

2003-06-25 00:00:00

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