Saturday, January 20, 2007

The War Becomes More Unholy

Dahr Jamail and Ali Al-Fadhily, Electronic Iraq, 18 January 2007

FALLUJAH (IPS) - A stepped up military offensive that targets mosques, religious leaders and Islamic customs is leading many Iraqis to believe that the U.S.-led invasion really was a 'holy war'.

Photographs are being circulated of black crosses painted on mosque walls and on copies of the Quran, and of soldiers dumping their waste inside mosques. New stories appear frequently of raids on mosques and brutal treatment of Islamic clerics, leading many Iraqis to ask if the invasion and occupation was a war against Islam.

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