Newswire: IDAO - Unity of the Iraqi people against US occupation
26 February 2006.
The destruction of the Askariya Shrine was no sectarian action. It was an attack intended to fuel sectarian strive and civil war in Iraq. The reaction of the Iraqi people and great majority of religious leaders from the Sunni and Shia faiths alike has been to condemn the bombing of the shrine and stress Iraqi unity..US and British forces must withdraw as soon as possible so that the Iraqi people can find the path for social peace, democracy and progress without US and British meddling.