More "reform" from the Wahhabi terrorists. They had to destroy the ENTIRE mosque. They had to bring down the minarets. I cannot believe these people call themselves Muslims. I'm sure that no Arab will give credit to Da'wa for issuing this statement: 'Al-Maliki's Dawa Party issued a statement blaming al-Qaida for attempting to "burn Iraq with the fire of sectarian strife" and calling for an immediate investigation.
"We call upon our Iraqi people to exercise self-restraint and not be dragged into reactions like those planned by the killers," it said.'
Arab conspiracy theorists will no doubt BLAME the Iraqi government (and/or the US military) for the bombing!
Famous Shiite shrine in Samarra attacked
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD - Suspected al-Qaida insurgents on Wednesday destroyed the two minarets of the Askariya Shiite shrine in Samarra, authorities reported, in a repeat of a 2006 bombing that shattered its famous Golden Dome and unleashed a wave of retaliatory sectarian violence that still bloodies Iraq.
Police said the attack at about 9 a.m. involved explosives and brought down the two minarets, which had flanked the dome's ruins. No casualties were reported.
The attack immediately stirred fears of a new explosion of Sunni-Shiite bloodshed. There are close ties between al-Qaida and some Iraqi Sunni militants. State television said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki quickly imposed an indefinite curfew on vehicle traffic and large gatherings in Baghdad as of 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Just before the curfew was to take hold, Shiite militiamen carrying light weapons fanned out across Jihad, a mixed neighborhood in western Baghdad, police said. No violence was immediately reported.