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  Updated: July 18, 2009

'Iraq recent attacks wake-up call', Ayat Sistani representative

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: A confidant of Grand Ayatollah Ali as-Sistani, Sheikh Abdel Mahdi al-Karbalai, said Friday that a spate of recent sectarian attacks in Iraq were a "wake-up call" to the government.

"These blasts are a wake-up call for the Iraqi government and all the political parties that there is a scheme aiming to drag the country back to strife and internal fighting," said during the Friday prayers in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad.          

  "Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE ..  


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