Shi'ite cleric: Saddam's execution 'God's gift'

December 29, 2006 19:54

In his Friday sermon, a mosque preacher in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf called Saddam's execution "God's gift to Iraqis." "Oh, God, you know what Saddam has done! He killed millions of Iraqis in prisons, in wars with neighboring countries and he is responsible for mass graves. Oh God, we ask you to take revenge on Saddam," said Sheik Sadralddin al-Qubanji, a member of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, known as SCIRI, the dominant party in Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition.

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