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Iraq: Muslims against terrorism?

Ali of Free Iraqi blog commenting on the picture he saw of the demonstrations against terrorism in Bahrain. He says:

Now there's nothing wrong with She'at demonstrating against insulting their sacred places but we should not fool ourselves and believe that this could mean the start of a wide and active rejection of terrorism among Muslims.
On the other hands there were many signs that had an obvious sectarian tone. One sign was saying, “This is what the Yazidis did” with a picture of the destroyed shrine. Yazidis here refer to followers of the 2nd Amawi caliphate “Yazid Bin Mu'awiya” which is obviously used as a subtle reference to Sunnis.

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