Isn't it depressing how holey men are treated? It's been going on for, well, ever since the concept of religion. The flip side is how many "holey" men are more akin to Hitler or Chairman Mao. Is it any surprise that Buddhism and Hinduism are so attractive?
Then there's the "Fundamentalists" running around perverting the various religious doctrine to promote a world of hate and killing. Mind you, this is not specific to one religion. There are plenty of religious leaders in Judaism and Christianity that are on par with various fundamental movements in the Islamic world. They are all followers of anything but "Gods Word".
In this specific case we have men who are trying to rebuild their nation becoming targets for these "holey men". From the article:
"The sheiks -- seven Sunnis and three Shiites -- were riding in two vehicles through the capital's Shaab district, a stronghold of the Mehdi Army, the militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr."As it stands now, leaders of religions that supposedly stand for love, peace and mercy are acting and inciting people to do just the opposite. It doesn't make sense to me. But maybe I'm just not smart enough.